Training & Support Resources

Grassroots Webinars & Training Materials

All SEF grassroots training webinars have been recorded and can be accessed below, along with any resources and presentation materials shared during the webinar.

Webinar: Grant Writing Kickstarter – Tools & Strategies for the LGBTQ South!

More than half of those applying for Southern Equality Fund (SEF) grants say that it’s the first time they’ve ever written a grant application. We’ve purposely made our funding request process short and straightforward in order to make it accessible to inexperienced grant writers, and we say yes as often as possible. But when our…

Webinar: Queer the Vote – Taking Back our Democracy!

This webinar took place August 15, 2018. Missed it? Scroll down to watch the full recording  and download resources shared during the webinar. Voting in local, state and federal elections is part of how we can change policies to end local law enforcement’s collaboration with ICE. To end the practice of money bail. To pass local…

Webinar: Community Organizing & Grassroots Fundraising – A Match Made for Movement-building!

The webinar took place March 29, 2018. Missed it? Scroll down to watch the full recording  and download resources shared during the webinar. If we’ve learned one thing in our years of organizing across the LGBTQ South, it’s that there is a wealth of creative and inspiring grassroots leaders across the region – in rural…

Webinar: Funding for Grassroots Change

Some of the most visionary work in the South is often planned at the dinner table and funded out-of-pocket by grassroots leaders. These leaders sacrifice their time money, health and safety to make change in their home towns. Grassroots LGTBQ leadership is crucial to achieving lived and legal equality in the South, but it is also…

Webinar: LGBTQ in the South – Telling Your Story with Data

Data can be a powerful storytelling tool, yet historically there has been a lack of reliable statistics about LGBTQ Southerners. Thanks to the Williams Institute, that’s changing. We now have a growing body of data telling an important and multi-layered story about LGBTQ Southerners – that ⅓ of all LGBTQ people in our country live…

Applying for 501c3 Status – Feb 21, 2017 Webinar

When it comes to seeking funding, 0ne of the most common barriers grassroots leaders face is the lack of nonprofit status. Most foundations supporting LGBTQ work in the South require that groups have 501c3 status or a fiscal sponsor. Having 501c3 status isn’t necessarily the end-all-be-all for many grassroots groups, neither is it the best vehicle for…

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