Questions? Contact Chase Whitmire, Director of Membership Development, at

How Membership Works

There are three types of membership:

Nonprofit Member: Must be a 501(c) organization; member benefits are available to an unlimited number of the organization's staff, board members, and volunteers (based on budget size, see below)

Individual Member: Open to individuals who have a personal or professional interest in the nonprofit sector but are not currently employed by a nonprofit organization ($100/year)

Student Member: Open to individuals enrolled in a higher education institution ($25/year)

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Watch a Video on How to Register for ABN Membership

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.

Membership Benefits

* Access to Aetna Funding Advantage Health Care Plan - save on health benefits for your nonprofit

* On-Demand Learning Library - New trainings added weekly

Access to our free library with valuable tools, templates, webinars, and other resources specific to the nonprofit sector

* Free member access to GrantStation, an online database that identifies potential grant funding sources and provides resources to guide your organization through the grantseeking process (up to a $699 value)

* Invitations to free, members-only workshops, panel discussions, roundtables, and networking events

* Priority access to free legal services through the UT College of Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic

* Access to special discounted rates for Virtual Financial Office packages provided by Lawhorn CPA Group, LLC (financial and accounting services)

*Air public service announcements on Community Television of Knoxville (CTV) for FREE!

* NEW, shorter online organizational assessment with a one-hour consultation (non-member rate: $500)

* Ability to post job openings on ABN’s Career Center job board free of charge (non-member rate: $150 per post)

* Use of The Regas Building training and meeting center, with four hours of free rental space per year, then 60% off hourly rates

* Exclusive access to free in-kind donations, grant announcements, special resources, and more in our members-only Facebook Group

* Eligibility to participate in ABN's executive director mentorship program 

* Free and confidential support from ABN staff - call us!* Ability to post openings for board member positions in our online forum, The Board Room, free of charge (non-member rate: $150 per post)

* Significant discounts on ABN Trainings (up to $300 in savings per class)

* Reduced cost for annual conferences and special events

* Discounted ABN Consulting fees ($100 discount per hour)

* Receive the discounted member rate for trainings and events at three other nonprofit resource centers across the state: Center for Nonprofit Management (Nashville), Venture Forward (Chattanooga), and Momentum Nonprofit Partners (Memphis). Contact for the discount codes!

Create a Sub-Account

Is your organization an ABN member? Be sure to create an individual account on the ABN website to access all of your member benefits and register for trainings and events at the discounted member rate. Register for an account by clicking on your organization's name located HERE.