Pricing Guide Member:   Non-Member:  
Registration Type In-Person: Online: In-Person: Online:
Full Conference (Wednesday–Friday) $1,150 $450 $2,000 $550
Single Day (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) $500/day N/A $550/day N/A
Guest (Access to Meals, Networking Events, Optional Activities) $700 N/A $1,100 N/A
Welcome Celebration & Chair’s Dinner (Wednesday) $200 N/A N/A N/A

Note: There is an extra charge for some preconference events, site visits, salon dinners and optional activities. View our agenda to learn more.

Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel your registration for the Annual Meeting, please contact S.E. Spencer at s.e@secf.org or by calling (404) 524-0911. If you cancel your registration by October 1, you will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds are available for cancelations made after October 1 for either the in-person or online event. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your organization at any time at no charge. If you have to cancel your registration within 14 days of the Annual Meeting due to COVID-19 symptoms, diagnosis or exposure, you will receive a full refund.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Health & Safety FAQ:

The health and safety of our attendees, staff and contracted support is our top priority. The 52nd Annual Meeting is designed with this in mind. All Annual Meeting registrants will be required to present either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 48 hours before attending any Annual Meeting functions. Speakers and staff will also be subject to this requirement. We are currently exploring several options for verifying this information on-site. Anyone who cannot present this information will be directed to testing options.

In addition to the policies of the Grove Park Inn, we will comply with the latest guidelines set by the CDC, the State of North Carolina, Buncombe County and the City of Asheville. Currently, this means that masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors, and that social distancing should be maintained at all times. Masks may be removed only for eating or drinking while seated. For outdoor events, masks will not be required unless social distancing cannot be maintained (e.g. entering and exiting a space, standing in a buffet line, etc.).

SECF will provide access to hand sanitizer and disposable masks. However, we encourage attendees to avoid personal contact, such as handshakes, to minimize the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

In a typical year, the Annual Meeting is easily able to meet our goals of accommodating all people who wish to attend and hosting an audience that reflects the full diversity of our membership – all types and sizes of foundations and people of all roles, including staff and trustees.

However, arrangements for this year’s meeting were confirmed at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic required a high level of caution and discretion. As a result, our paid attendance this year will be limited to about 300 people.

Between our host hotel, the Grove Park Inn, and our overflow hotel, the Renaissance Asheville, we have secured enough rooms for the maximum number of conference attendees. Complimentary shuttle service between the Renaissance and Grove Park Inn will be provided throughout the Annual Meeting.

There are currently no special restrictions on the number of people allowed in the Grove Park Inn’s ballrooms or conference rooms. All in-person attendees will have normal access to these spaces, though attendance may be capped at individual sessions to comply with fire codes.

All Annual Meeting registrants will be required to present either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 48 hours before attending any Annual Meeting functions. Speakers and staff will also be subject to this requirement. We are currently exploring several options for verifying this information on-site. Anyone who cannot present this information will be directed to testing options.

All attendees will be required each day to complete a brief questionnaire asking whether they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has the virus. We will also perform a temperature check using a forehead thermometer. Depending on the results of the questionnaire and your temperature, you may not be allowed to attend.

In addition to the questionnaire, our event registration process will require that, in order to attend, you agree to hold harmless SECF, its vendors or our venues in the event of a COVID-19 diagnosis following the event.

All Annual Meeting registrants will be required to present either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 48 hours before attending any Annual Meeting functions. Speakers and staff will also be subject to this requirement. We are currently exploring several options for verifying this information on-site. Anyone who cannot present this information will be directed to testing options.

We encourage all our attendees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. All adult Americans are now eligible to be vaccinated. Visit the CDC’s Vaccines.gov site to learn more about vaccinations and to find vaccination sites near you.

Contact the SECF staff to let them know you will be unable to attend, and we will be happy to issue you a full refund. You can also transfer your registration to another person within your organization at no extra charge.

 
Online Annual Meeting FAQ:

 

All keynote, plenary and breakout sessions will be streamed live via our virtual conference platform. No later than one week before the Annual Meeting, you will receive instructions on how to access and use this platform.

During sessions, you will be able to chat in real-time with other online attendees. We also plan to set aside time during sessions for online attendees to ask our speakers questions.

The rest of your Annual Meeting experience will take place on the SECF Mobile App! Open only to SECF members, the Mobile App is where you will:

  • View session presentations and materials
  • View speaker bios
  • Chat with all attendees via direct, 1-to-1 messages
  • Connect with colleagues via group chats
  • Discuss Annual Meeting topics and more on Member Forums
  • Complete post-session surveys and evaluations
  • And more!

When the Annual Meeting ends, your experience with the Mobile App will have just begun! It will be your year-round companion for all things SECF, allowing you to bring the benefits of membership wherever you go!

 




Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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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.


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.

Hours:
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.