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Mission, Vision, Plans, & Budget

Mission

The Southeastern Museums Conference is a networking organization that serves to foster professionalism, mutual support, and communication.  A non-profit membership association, SEMC strives to increase educational and professional development opportunities and improve the interchange of ideas, information, and cooperation.

Vision

The vision of SEMC is to be essential to its members and the broader museum community.

Principles

In planning for the future, SEMC should:
  • Develop new initiatives within the larger context of the profession and not commit organization resources to unnecessary programs and activities.
  • Be fiscally responsible in all its work.
  • Be responsive to the needs of its various audiences (Annual Meeting participants, the larger membership, and the field) and how much they are willing to commit in terms of time and money.
  • Encourage diversity and foster mutual respect and collegiality in all its programs and activities.
  • Not rely solely on quantitative measures (e.g., number of participants or costs) in assessing an initiative but recognize that value or impact may be perceived and evaluated in different ways.

Goals

SEMC should look both outward at its relationship with its members and the larger profession and inward at its structure and resources.  SEMC's Council approved a strategic plan to address those two perspectives.

Here’s SEMC’S THREE-YEAR CHARGE:
  • Grow SEMC Membership and serve their diverse needs.
  • Improve Communication.
  • Provide new opportunities for Professional Development.
  • Strengthen educational and networking opportunities at Annual Meeting.
  • Recruit and engage SEMC leaders.
  • Provide Administrative Support.
  • Operate sound and transparent Finances.
For a copy of the SEMC Long Range Plan

For a complete copy of our Gift Acceptance Policy

For a copy of our 2015 SEMC Annual Report 

For a copy of our most recent IRS form 990

For a copy of our Diversity Policy


Budget

The budget presented is for the Fiscal Year 2017.

Revenue
Contributions & Grants $35,980
Membership $99,675
Registration & Tuition $100,650
Sales Revenue $64,505
Endowment Allocation
$14,084
Revenue Total $314,894
Expenses
Insurance, Taxes & Permits
$3,000
 Advertising Expense
$500
Professional Services$175,020
Postage & Mailing
$1,800
Printing $20,300
Travel $14,122
Program Expenses $85,604
Other Operating Costs $2,920
Administrative $7,200
Software and Hardware Expenses
0
Expenses Total $310,466
Net Surplus/(Loss) $4,428