Programs, Services & Benefits


Signature Programs: Offered nowhere else in the region, our suite of events and programs provides SECF members with unparalleled opportunities for connection, engagement and inspiration.



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Explore how we connect, engage and inspire Southern grantmakers.
A staff committed to excellence: Members benefit from an exceptionally responsive and thoughtful staff that cares about supporting grantmakers as they strive for higher performance and better outcomes. The SECF staff is approachable, knowledgeable and dedicated to delivering events and programs of the highest quality while connecting members to a wealth of resources and insight on best practices and trends in philanthropy.

SECF members also receive:

  • Discounted rates for all SECF events, as well as events presented in partnership with other organizations
  • Access to professional experts for advice on legal, financial, accounting and compliance matters
  • Legislative updates and policy alerts focused on relevant issues in Washington or Southeastern state legislatures
  • Free access to StateScape, an online state legislative tracking service focused on bills relevant to foundations and their grantees
  • Connect, SECF’s weekly newsletter highlights the latest trends, commentary and news in philanthropy, featuring both regional and national items
  • Inspiration, SECF’s quarterly magazine focused on telling the stories of foundations that are transforming their communities, as well as innovations and emerging best practice
  • Discounts on products, subscriptions and memberships from various partners, including products like The Foundation Desk Reference and BoardSource
  • And more!
Learn more about SECF
Explore what makes SECF membership so valuable to Southern grantmakers.
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Submit a membership application or view our eligibility guidelines.
Contact Jaci Bertrand, director of member engagement, at [email protected] or (404) 524-0911.