New NNCG Partnership Connects SECF Members to Knowledge and Expertise
SECF works every day to ensure our members are not only aware of the latest trends and emerging best practices in the field, but also are given the tools to integrate them into their own work.
That’s why I’m excited to announce a new partnership between SECF and the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG) to share an online resource that puts expert skills and knowledge at the fingertips of our members across the Southeast.
NNCG’s Directory of Consultants contains hundreds of highly qualified, carefully vetted consultants — all searchable by skill set, geography, foundation type or program area. The NNCG Directory of Consultants is the only directory of experienced, vetted philanthropy consultants serving all types and sizes of grantmakers.
Whether you’re a small-staffed family foundation or a larger funder with a regional scope, you’ll find benefit from having access to the NNCG Directory. We believe this added benefit of SECF membership will promote higher performance, improved outcomes and, in the end, more opportunity for people and communities in the Southeast.
A direct link to the NNCG Directory of Consultants is now on the home page of our website, under Quick Links – when our new website goes live in September, look for it under the Best & Next Practice section. We encourage all of our members to use it as a resource. Click here to check the NNCG Directory of Consultants out right now!
As part of this partnership, we will also work with NNCG and SECF members to identify and vet consultants with interest, history and expertise around issues and priorities in the 11 states we serve. In the next few months, we’ll ask our members to help us identify consultants doing great work in our region.
Make sure to look out for more information as this partnership gets under way.
Dwayne Marshall is SECF's senior director of programs and partnerships.