Your organizational membership in SAC makes a powerful statement about your commitment to ending the HIV and STI epidemics in the South. Join a unique coalition of government, community, and business partners that are working together to prevent new infections and to build a better South for people living with HIV.
Guide SAC’s Policy Strategy
Organizational members can request to join the SAC Public Policy Committee, a diverse group that works with SAC’s Board and staff to develop policy priorities and guide an advocacy strategy for the South. The committee meets quarterly (3 virtual meetings and 1 in-person meeting). Click HERE for more information about the SAC Public Policy Committee.
Magnify Your Voice at the National Level
We engage in direct federal, state, and local advocacy in partnership with southerners living with HIV and the organizations that serve them. We carry your stories from the front line to a variety of forums, including national policy groups, federal decision makers, funders, and more.
We also provide opportunities for you to actively participate in advocacy via action alerts, sign-on letters, petitions, etc.
Support State-Based Advocacy Efforts
We recognize the importance of holding state and local government accountable for the systemic policy changes and strategic investments needed to improve the lives of those living with and impacted by HIV in the South.
We provide technical assistance, training, and ongoing administrative support to a network of state-based advocacy groups across the Deep South.
Experience a Smarter Way to Stay Informed
We notify you of grants and other funding opportunities available to the South.
Expand Your Reach
We regularly communicate with thousands of individuals across the South through our website, e-newsletter, and social media platforms to share important information about your organization, including employment opportunities and upcoming events.
Network with Colleagues from Across the South
More than ever, we have to work together to coordinate efforts and maximize scarce resources in new and unprecedented ways.
Invitation to “Members only” events at SAC conferences and convenings
Building A Strategic Advocacy Approach to Ending the Southern Epidemic
Beginning in Fall 2023, organizational members will participate in learning opportunities that explore the intersections of HIV and other critical issues impacting the region. These invitation-only virtual programs will include discussions with subject-matter experts and explore advocacy approaches to addressing needs of the region leading into the pivotal 2024 election season.
Show Your Support
Acknowledgement on our website and social media platforms.
Vinyl window decal to show the public that you are a member of Southern AIDS Coalition.
Notifications of all sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that become available throughout the year.
Gain Valuable Insights
SAC works at the intersection of public policy and community organizing, which provides insight to how to build a broader regional movement that centers those historically disenfranchised communities most impacted by HIV in the South. Membership provides an opportunity to engage in convenings and learning opportunities that can inform your organization’s approach to building anti-racist and inclusive practices into all aspects of your work.