Introducing Inspiration: SECF's New Quarterly Magazine

Inspiration Vol. 26 No. 1 coverThis week SECF published the first issue of Inspiration – a new quarterly magazine focused on sharing rich stories of Southern Philanthropy, with a focus on collaborations, innovation and the embrace of new trends and emerging best practices.

Replacing our previous magazine, Interchange, Inspiration features a modern design built from the ground up. We plan to make greater use of graphics, photos and other visual elements, to complement written stories of how Southern grantmakers are transforming lives and communities.

Of course, many of the features from Interchange that SECF members know and love will continue to be part of Inspiration. These include a thoughtful message from President & CEO Janine Lee, updates on new members and new hires, and regular profiles of SECF members who are doing great things at their organizations.

Like all SECF publications, Inspiration reflects our membership. That’s why we’re inviting your suggestions for future articles. If there’s a great story of Southern Philanthropy that you feel deserves an in-depth look, please let us know about it! Ideas for articles can be sent to me at I look forward to seeing your ideas!

As was the case with Interchange, each SECF member foundation will receive one print edition of Inspiration. However, all SECF members can download a PDF version – along with previous issues back to 2014 – on our archive page.

We’re very proud of this first issue of Inspiration, and we look forward to continuing to tell the stories of our members’ impact in their communities and in our region.

David Miller is SECF's director of marketing and communications.


Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080
Atlanta, GA 30303

Visiting SECF:
All staff are working remotely at this time but can still be reached via email and by calling (404) 524-0911.

Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)
Friday from 9:00am–12:00pm (ET)

Phone: (404) 524-0911
Fax: (404) 523-5116

Mission: SECF strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.