Mission and Vision

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.

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.

Access the SEMC Gift Acceptance Policy
Access the most recent SEMC IRS form 990
Access the SEMC  Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Access the SEMC's Code of Conduct
Access the SEMC Virtual Programs Code of Conduct 
Budget

The budget presented for the Fiscal Year 2023 will be posted soon. Thank you for your patience.

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