2018 ABN Board Excellence Conference

Transforming nonprofit boards through resources, relationships, and responsibility

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018


The Regas Building, Knoxville, TN




EARLY BIRD (Until 2/28/18): $135 per attendee

After 3/1/18: $160 per attendee

After 4/1/18: $185 per attendee



EARLY BIRD (Until 2/28/18): $435 per attendee

After 3/1/18: $460 per attendee

After 4/1/18: $485 per attendee



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The 2018 Alliance for Better Nonprofits Board Excellence Conference is East Tennessee’s premier event for nonprofit board members, chief executives, and staff. The conference is designed to equip leaders with the best practices in board governance and modern thinking for effective operations.

This one-day event features national speakers, best-in-class workshop facilitators, expert panelists, networking opportunities, and more! Attendees will leave inspired and equipped to make a real difference in how board leaders engage with their organizations to create greater mission impact.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you a business owner? Make a name for yourself in the nonprofit community by promoting and showcasing your business to nonprofit leaders at the 2018 ABN Board Excellence Conference! 

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Keynote Speaker

dr. wylecia wiggs harris

CEO of the American Health Information Management Association and Immediate Past CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States

Dr. Wylecia Wiggs Harris recently joined the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as CEO after serving as CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund. While at the LWVUS, Dr. Harris was Harris-Headshot-(1).jpgresponsible for enlivening the national organization. Working with her board of directors, she created and led an organizational transformation strategy to increase the impact, relevance, and visibility of the LWVUS and its 700 + affiliates. Prior to her work at LWVUS, Dr. Harris held senior executive positions at the American Nurses Association, was executive director of the Center for American Nurses, and executive director of the Maryland-based Sister to Sister Foundation—a national organization supporting women’s health issues and heart disease education. Dr. Harris also served as senior vice president and executive director at the American Heart Association. 

Dr. Harris holds a Ph.D. in organizational development from Capella University, a master of management degree from Northwestern University, and both a bachelor and honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Wittenberg University. She is an ASAE-certified executive director and certified facilitator for leadership assessments through the Center for Creative Leadership.

Session Topics

Best Practices in Board Governance * Boards in Transition * Strengthening the Board Chair/Executive Relationship * Making Metrics Matter * The Power of Board Advocacy * Becoming a Change Agent * How to Champion Your Cause * And More!


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