organization development

ABN Member Spotlight: Stepping Out, Inc.

For nearly 27 years, Stepping Out, Inc. has been helping the surrounding East Tennessee region grow and flourish through their courses teaching skills on personal development, time management, financial planning, parenting skills, anger management, and courses on domestic abuse and healthy family life. In the last month, Stepping Out has recently become accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®!

4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a Strategic Plan

When is the best time to start your strategic plan? Now!

Meet Our Keynote: Michael Graber

The fast-paced agenda, innovative speakers, and interactive workshops of our 2019 Design Thinking Conference on May 7th will challenge you to question how you’ve approached nonprofit work in the past.

3 Things to Consider When Using a Consultant

Knowing what your organization needs, what the role of your consultant is, and what materials to prepare will ensure that you get the most out of your consulting project.

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Next Conference

Conferences are an amazing opportunity to expand your knowledge, skills, and professional network. But, with an abundance of information packed into one event, it can be both overwhelming and challenging to get the most out of the experience. With the 2018 ABN Leadership Conference right around the corner on October 31st, we thought it would be a good idea to go over a few tips to ensure you take full advantage of the opportunities ahead.

An Inside Look at the 2018 Board Excellence Conference

ABN announces the full agenda of session topics, descriptions, and speakers for the 3rd Annual Board Excellence Conference on May 1st, 2018.

ABN Now Offers Executive Search Services

A change in leadership presents a significant opportunity to focus on the future direction of your organization. Because a nonprofit’s leadership needs are distinct from those of a for-profit business, so too are the requirements of a nonprofit executive search. ABN is here to help you through the process!

The Bender Method

The Alliance for Better Nonprofits strives to find trainers and consultants who are passionate about nonprofits, and Jack Bender is a prime example of someone who truly cares about his work. His experience with the YMCA in various cities and on local and national association levels gave him the insight to develop what’s been coined as “The Bender Method” to board evaluation.