Tennessee Nonprofit Network

Become a member organization.

We believe that we are stronger together. By becoming a member organization of Tennessee Nonprofit Network, you join a community of organizations committed to making a difference. By connecting and learning together, we can make both our organizations and our sector stronger, and ultimately have a greater positive impact on the community that we serve. Organizational membership is free and open to nonprofit organizations operating in, or serving residents of, the state of Tennessee. Tennessee Nonprofit Network is one of the only state associations in the country offering free membership to nonprofit organizations.

Member Benefits

Join a community of nonprofit organizations committed to learning together and making a difference
Discounts on registration fees including Boot Camps, Learning Labs, Design Labs, and more
Access to member-only events such as Peer Learning Networks and Community Conversations
Five free job postings on the Nonprofit Job Board
Scholarships to Clinton School of Public Service
Access to a free organizational capacity assessment that can be used to identify organizational needs and develop work plans
Curated resources through Tennessee Nonprofit Network Help Desk and access to templates from Standards for Excellence® such as bylaws, board minutes, and succession planning
Opportunities for special grants and scholarships through our partner organizations
Access to affordable health insurance
Access to affordable retirement plans
20% Tuition Discount to Christian Brothers University Graduate School
Free member meetings featuring national and local experts
Free access to national and local research


Membership is open to nonprofit organizations in Tennessee and/or serve Tennessee residents. Members must:
  • Have already received their 501(c)3 designation
  • Have a board with at least three (3) members, including a Board Chair and Board Secretary, per state law
  • Be in good standing with the state of Tennessee and the Internal Revenue Service
TNN membership is open to nonprofit organizations of varied missions, backgrounds, sizes and services. While we reserve the right to evaluate any organization before welcoming them as a member, our ultimate purpose is to unite organizations around policies and practices that make us all stronger operationally.
“Tennessee Nonprofit Network’s training, communications and resources are timely, responsive, relevant and nuanced. TNN team members have helped us solve specific problems directly, served as thought-partners for complex challenges and advocated for our needs at the state and federal level. As a member, we feel we’re both contributors to and beneficiaries of a collaborative network for strategic exchange of ideas and learning.”
– Jen Andrews, CEO, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

Become a Member

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Help us create equitable, measurable, and lasting change in Tennessee.

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