ABN Blog

ABN Member Spotlight: Renovatus Recovery Community

Since the 1970s, research has shown the most effective addiction treatment addresses the multiple needs of the patient rather than focusing on addiction alone. Renovatus is a truly unique program, created by Pete and Beth Higgs, with the mission of providing a safe home, life skills training, and a community environment under Christian discipleship to ensure a successful recovery and transition into a new, healthy life.

Hosting a Charitable Gaming Event? Read This First!

Many organizations may not realize they are hosting illegal events, and, if in violation, could face a fine as large as $5,000 per occurrence. Read more to learn key information that will help your organization remain compliant with state law.

Tax Reform is Here: Time for Funding Spring Cleaning!

With flowers blooming and birds chirping, spring is a good time to open the windows, dust off the bookshelf, and clean out the clutter that has accumulated over the cold winter. This winter also brought us the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and for nonprofits, it’s a good time to reevaluate your funding strategy.

ABN Member Spotlight: Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Most of us are aware that human trafficking still exists in the modern world, but you might be surprised to learn how prolific it is right here in East Tennessee. The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking is working to bring awareness to the community and dramatically change the lives of the people they serve.

Meet the 2018 Board Excellence Conference Presenters

Read the full bios of the 2018 Board Excellence Conference presenters.

ABN Member Spotlight: Random Acts of Flowers

The gift of a bouquet is a memorable one. They show gratitude, communicate friendship, and are most often an expression love — but they can also help people who are coping with difficult times. Flowers are the universal signal that someone else is thinking about you. Random Acts of Flowers was started by one man in a wheelchair, delivering his collection of flowers to those who he felt were in greater need of support and well-wishes.

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.

Take Your Nonprofit to the Next Level

Put your organization to the test with the ABN Standards for Excellence® Assessment - FREE to members. ($500 value!) The process energizes your staff, board, and volunteers by asking for their feedback, and getting a pulse on current initiatives will help you check to see if your resources are aligned with your strategic objectives.