ABN Blog

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.

ABN Now Offering Executive Coaching and RightPath

We all had coaches when we were younger, but why not as adults?  

Meet Our 2018 Programming Committee

Because the nonprofit sector is ever evolving, it is important to ensure that ABN’s programming remains relevant, innovative, and applicable towards nonprofits in East Tennessee.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Website Should Have

These days, a potential donor, volunteer, or client’s first exposure to your organization will most likely be online, so it’s important that your website is not only visually appealing, but also user-friendly and easy to navigate. To make sure your website is effectively pulling in traffic, engaging visitors, and driving donations, don't let your website be without these 10 must-haves!

ABN Member Spotlight: Claudia Caballero, Executive Director of Centro Hispano de East Tennessee

Claudia Caballero, Executive Director of Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, knows what it’s like to straddle two worlds and two different cultures. Claudia was born in the western mountains of Honduras and spent most of her early childhood and teens moving between Honduras and the United States. Today, she spends her time supporting the Latino community by helping them to thrive in East Tennessee and the local economy.

Are You Ready for #GivingTuesday?

Did you know that as the holiday spirit increases, so does charitable giving? More charitable donations are made at the end of the year than any other time. A great way to kick off this season of giving is to participate in #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving event that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28, 2017)!

ABN Member Spotlight: ASAP of Anderson County

Stephanie Strutner, the executive director of Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County (ASAP), says that one of the biggest misconceptions people have when they hear of the organization is the belief that they only work with kids in school. Although that is part of the story, ASAP strives to approach substance abuse from a community infrastructure perspective.

ABN Member Spotlight: American Meditation Society

Kenton Yeager, president of the American Meditation Society, is dedicated to making profound differences in the lives of others - one peaceful and open mind at a time.