Strategic Plan & More

Strategic Plan & More

SECF’s current Strategic Plan was developed between 2014-2015 with the involvement of all interested members. It was updated, extended and approved by the SECF Board in the fall of 2015. The Strategic Plan serves as the guide for all of SECF's activities through 2020.

2015–2020 Strategic Plan

Explore how we connect, engage and inspire Southern grantmakers.

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Strategic Priorities

Priority 1

Provide transformative thought leadership on the practice of philanthropy in the region.

Priority 2

Serve as the premiere resource to Southern Philanthropy through collaborative services and programming.

Priority 3

Leverage strengths to further cultivate the voice of Southern Philanthropy.

Priority 4

Practice organizational excellence & build capacity to fulfill our mission.

Member Survey

The biennial Member Survey helps SECF provide its members with the most relevant and valuable products and services possible. The survey gauges member perspectives and opinions about specific programs, product offerings and benefits. Following each survey, SECF releases a summary report detailing key findings.

SECF's 2018 Member Survey


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SECF's 2017 Member Survey


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Annual Report

SECF’s Annual Report, released toward the end of each year, updates members on progress toward various goals in the Strategic Plan. 

SECF's 2019 Annual Report


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SECF's 2018 Annual Report


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SECF's 2017 Annual Report


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Other Key Documents

Articles of Incorporation: SECF’s 1972 foundational document 
SECF's Bylaws: As amended January 20, 2016

IRS 990 Filings

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017



Audit Reports

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