ABN 2018 Leadership Conference

Wednesday, October 31st


The Regas Building, Knoxville, TN




$135 per attendee

After 8/31/18: $160 per attendee


$435 per attendee

After 8/31/18: $460 per attendee


Send 3+ employees and receive the member rate!


The Alliance for Better Nonprofits 2018 Leadership Conference is designed to equip community leaders with the best practices in leadership, collaboration, and collective impact.

This one-day event features national speakers, best-in-class workshop facilitators, networking opportunities, and more! Attendees will leave inspired and equipped to make sustainable community 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 ABN 2018 Leadership Conference! 

Aligning your company with ABN provides you with access and exposure to our broad community of nonprofit organizations and their executives, staff, board members, and volunteers, as well as our vast network of corporate and individual donors and community partners.

Questions? Contact Eddie Crim, Assistant Director of Capacity Building, at (865) 313-2077 or ecrim@betternonprofits.org.

Download the Sponsor Registration Packet

Keynote Speaker


Paul schmitz

Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as senior advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. Schmitz is a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and five children.

Session Speakers Include:

  • Kristy Altman, CONNECT Knox
  • Rhoni Basden, Girls Inc. of TN Valley
  • John Lacey, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. David Patterson, UT College of Social Work
  • Frank Rothermel, Denark Construction and Volunteer East Tennessee
  • Liza Zenni, Arts and Culture Alliance
  • And more to be announced!