ABN Membership Includes

  • Up to 75% off training classes
  • Invitations to FREE members-only workshops, panel discussions, roundtables, and networking events
  • Discounted ABN Consulting fees
  • Reduced cost for annual conferences and special events
  • NEW! Priority access to free legal services through the UT College of Law's Community Economic Development Clinic
  • NEW! Free access to GrantStation, an online database that identifies potential grant funding sources and provides resources to guide your organization through the grantseeking process ($699 value!)
  • Ability to participate in the ABN Executive Mentoring Program
  • Use of The Regas Building training and meeting center with 4 hours of free rental space per year, then 60% off hourly rates
  • Opportunity to pursue the nationally recognized Standards for Excellence® accreditation
  • Access to our library with valuable tools, templates, and other resources specific to the nonprofit sector
  • Complimentary Standards for Excellence® Assessment with a one-hour consultation (non-member rate: $500)
  • Ability to post jobs in the nonprofit sector free of charge (non-member rate: $150 per post)
  • Post openings for board member positions in our online forum, The Board Room
  • Exclusive access to our Supplies & Equipment Donations Board

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Watch a Video on How to Register for ABN Membership


How Membership Works

ABN Membership is available to nonprofit organizations. Membership is based on a calendar year (expires Dec. 31) and is renewable in the fall. Training and event discounts are available to an unlimited number of the member nonprofit's staff, board and volunteers. Participants can register for a sub-account by clicking on their organization's name located HERE.

Download the ABN Membership Flyer


Membership Dues

Annual dues are based on budget* size:

  • Under 50K: $100
  • 50k - 99k: $200
  • 100k-249k: $300
  • 250k - 499k: $400
  • 500k - 999k: $800
  • Over 1m: $1,000

*According to line 18 on Form 990 or line 17 on Form 990-EZ for the most recent fiscal year.

View the full ABN Membership Policy


Renewing Your Membership

Want to renew your ABN membership for 2018? It's easy! Simply log in to your admin account and click the "Renew Your Membership Now" banner on the Manage Profile page. Need help? Contact us at or 865-313-2077.




Step-by-Step Guide

Enroll for membership and create an admin account for your organization in three simple steps:

Step #1 

Register a username for your admin account. START HERE >>

Step #2

Click Accept the Membership and Continue, then complete the Member Information Form and submit payment for annual membership dues (see above for sliding-scale fee breakdown).

Step #3

After your organization is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your admin account. You can also log in from the website with your username and password.

Access your Admin Account:

Register for Trainings & Events

  • Browse the Calendar for events and trainings.
  • You can register yourself and members of your organization by clicking Save and Add Attendee.
  • To receive the discounted member rate, you must be logged in (admin or sub-account) when registering for trainings and events. 
Want to learn more about ABN and your member benefits? Sign up for a New Member Orientation by contacting Director of Membership Development Chase Whitmire at or (865) 313-2077.


Contact Tiffani Mensch, Director of Community Engagement, at 865-313-2077 or email

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