Mission, Vision, Plans, & Budget


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.


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


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.


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.

  • 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 most recent IRS form 990
For a copy of our Diversity and Inclusion Policy

For a copy of our Public Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

For a copy of  SEMC's Code of Conduct


The budget presented is for the Fiscal Year 2018.

Contributions & Grants $14,200
Membership $97,800
Registration & Tuition $127,450
Sales Revenue $66,259
Endowment Allocation
Revenue Total $321,331
Insurance, Taxes & Permits
 Advertising Expense
Professional Services $180,118
Postage & Mailing
Printing $17,980
Travel $16,570
Program Expenses $78,452
Other Operating Costs $3,200
Administrative $7,200
Software and Hardware Expenses
Expenses Total $311,370
Net Surplus/(Loss) $9,962