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State & Local Grantmaker Network Convening
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
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A Regional Event – With a Local Focus

When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 • 10:00am–4:00pm (ET)
Where: SECF Offices (100 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303)

State and local grantmaker networks bring together people who share a strong commitment to a specific place – a city, a county, an entire state – and the knowledge that comes along with it. These networks are engines of creative, place-based grantmaking throughout the Southeast.

While each network has a distinct geographical focus, they also have shared questions and issues: How do we build capacity? Should we employ staff? How much should we focus on policy? What are the best ways to engage with government and the local business community?

These questions – and many more – will drive the discussion at SECF’s State & Local Grantmaker Network Convening on Tuesday, August 15, in Atlanta. This is an opportunity to networks spread throughout the Southeast to come together and identify issues of share concern while learning about each other’s innovative strategies and approaches.

Registration for this unique gathering is now open! Sign up today to guarantee yourself the chance to connect with colleagues and share strategies for successful collaborative grantmaking!

 Event Agenda:

Welcome and Kickoff


Network mapping

  • Understanding the continuum of capacity of state/local associations
  • Learn about visions, priorities and programming for each association
  • Highlight innovative strategies and approaches including policy

Networking Luncheon (Lunch Provided)


External and internal opportunities and challenges 

  • Identify opportunities or challenges that state/local associations are encountering or expect to address in the future
  • Peer learning session – topics to be discussed include:
    • Successful funding collaborative or committee work
    • Staffing and management best practices
    • Policy concerns

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Hotel: We encourage attendees to make reservations at the Residence Inn, which is next door to SECF’s offices. You can contact the hotel’s sales manager, Brenda Archie, at (404) 522-0950, extension 521, or e-mail at [email protected]. You may also make your own reservation online by visiting the hotel’s website.

Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree St. NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA · 30303 · (404) 524-0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.


Contact: [email protected]