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This November, more than 400 philanthropic leaders from across the region and the nation gathered online for an event like no other: SECF’s 51st Annual Meeting.

Today, all SECF members can experience this unique event – recordings of sessions from this year’s Annual Meeting are now posted at the SECF.org program archive!

This year’s Annual Meeting was the first in SECF’s history to be offered virtually, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with one another in real-time during a robust lineup of speakers and sessions, including keynotes from Harvard’s Dr. David Williams and ABFE President Susan Taylor Batten. Attendees also hear from Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law – recently announced as the newest selection for our Chair’s Book Club!

The Annual Meeting agenda drew on this year’s most pressing issues – public health, economic inequality and inequity, and the fight for racial justice – to explore a diverse set of topics relevant to grantmakers throughout the region, including place-based grantmaking, investment strategy, foundation culture, evaluation, mentorship and more!

Head to the Archived Programs page now to view all available recordings and other meeting materials. If you feel inspired after watching, take a few minutes to help shape next year’s meeting by answering our Call for Topics!


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SECF’s Code of Conduct 

The Southeastern Council of Foundations is composed of a broad and diverse membership of grantmakers. At our core, we are a community of grantmakers connecting with each other to improve the practice of grantmaking in the Southeast.

At our meetings and events, we also welcome visitors from other organizations – which are not members – that participate as presenters or participants. SECF strives to create a comfortable place for all Members, visitors, and others engaged in philanthropy to exchange experiences and ideas and engage in conversations that are welcoming and of benefit to all participants. As such, SECF is not a venue for grant seekers, fundraisers, or other types of charitable solicitations during any of its meetings, events or through its publications nor is it an appropriate venue to conduct political activities. We ask that our Members and visitors not solicit at SECF-sponsored events or programs and that Members and visitors not use information obtained through their SECF membership or participation in SECF events for charitable, business or other solicitations outside of those events.

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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.