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SHRM Foundation Volunteer Resources

     

Hot News from the SHRM Foundation:

NEW!! Want to see where your donations are going? Check out the 2014 SHRM Foundation Impact Report

- Contribution Reports- updated on August 28, 2015

Looking to include SHRM Foundation resources at your next event? Click here to request complimentary available materials
      Congratulations to the 2014 Top Fundraising SHRM Chapters and State Councils! 
Click here to see if your chapter/state council made the list.

Please note that in 2015, the SHAPE Foundation support section will be changed to 3.3                                  

SHAPE section 3.3 outlines the support chapters and state councils should provide to the SHRM Foundation to qualify for Excel Awards. The information below is available in the SHAPE workbooks. For further information, please contact SHRM Foundation staff.

Chapter- 3.3

Support the SHRM Foundation by making a monetary contribution directly from the chapter’s funds, received by the SHRM Foundation no later than December 31, 2015.                                  

                                   

You will be asked to provide the dollar amount of the chapter’s contribution. Any contribution received after 12/31/15 will be reflected as a 2016 contribution. In addition to making a monetary contribution, your chapter can become a SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion, and qualify for select Excel award levels, by completing the activities listed below.

Activities include:

1. Designate a SHRM Foundation Liaison for your chapter, tasked with educating chapter members about the purpose and initiatives of the SHRM Foundation, organizing events and fundraisers to benefit the SHRM Foundation and communicating with the SHRM Foundation staff. If you have a SHRM Foundation Core Leadership Area (CLA) Liaison, you’ve met this requirement. This role may be combined with another volunteer leader role.                                  

2. Hold at least one fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation. For example, this event could be a raffle, silent auction, bake sale, sports event or any event that helps raise funds.                                  

3. Conduct a Chapter Leadership Campaign to encourage chapter board members to lead by example by making their individual donations of at least $25 each, by December 31, 2015, with an optimal goal of 100 percent participation. On the year-end report, you will be asked to verify that you held a Leadership Campaign, and will not be required to verify gifts from each member.  Your chapter will be responsible for monitoring/tracking this activity.                                  

4. Increase your chapter’s total contribution to the SHRM Foundation over its 2014 contribution. Your total contribution equals the monetary contribution from chapter funds plus recognition credits.                                   


State Council 3.3

Support the SHRM Foundation by making a monetary contribution directly from the state council’s funds, received by the SHRM Foundation no later than December 31, 2015.

You will be asked to provide the dollar amount of the contribution. Any contributions received after December 31, 2015 will be reflected in 2016. In addition to making a monetary contribution, your state council can become a SHRM Foundation State Council Champion, and qualify for select Excel award levels, by completing the activities below.

1. Designate a SHRM Foundation Liaison for your state council, tasked with educating the council about the purpose and initiatives of the SHRM Foundation, organizing events and fundraisers to benefit the SHRM Foundation and communicating with the SHRM Foundation staff. If you have a SHRM Foundation Core Leadership Area (CLA) Liaison, you’ve met this requirement. This role may be combined with another volunteer leader role.

2. Hold at least one fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation. For example, this event could be a raffle, silent auction, bake sale, sports event or any event that helps raise funds.

3. Conduct a State Council Leadership Campaign to encourage council members to lead by example by making their individual donations of at least $25 each, by December 31, 2015, with an optimal goal of 100 percent participation.

4. On the year-end report you will be asked to verify that you held a Leadership Campaign, and will not be required to verify gifts from each member. Your state council will be responsible for monitoring/tracking this activity and the SHRM Foundation provides regularly updated lists of all individual donors within your state. 

5. Increase your state council’s total contribution to the SHRM Foundation over its 2014 contribution. Your total contribution equals the monetary contribution from state council funds plus recognition credits.

Qualifying for awards:

In addition to making a monetary contribution, your chapter/council can become a SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion, and qualify for select Excel award levels, by completing the four activities listed in 3.4.                                   

  • Excel Silver Award and SHRM Foundation Champion: at least one activity must be completed from the four items listed.
  • Excel Gold Award: two activities must be completed from the four items listed.
  • Excel Platinum Award: all four activities must be completed from the list.

Recognition credits:
When a monetary donation is made directly to the SHRM Foundation, the donor’s chapter/state will receive recognition credit for the donation. Recognition credits plus monetary donations from chapter/council funds equal the chapter’s/council's total annual contribution to the SHRM Foundation.

  • Recognition credits will be automatically awarded to a chapter and the corresponding state for a donation made by a chapter member, unless the donation was made in honor of a different chapter/state council.
  • If the chapter recruits a corporate gift, recognition credits will be awarded if requested at the point of donation.
  • Recognition credits are not given for sponsorship.

Resources to Download:                                  

* Excel Awards Requirements for States and Chapters                                  

                                   

The SHRM Foundation is shaping the future of HR, and helping others understand the work and impact of the SHRM Foundation is laying a strong foundation (pun intended) for all fundraising activities. Individuals are more likely to give, and give at a higher level, if they understand and value the SHRM Foundation’s mission and work.                                  


One on One conversations

When connecting with a colleague, making an announcement at a meeting, or hosting an informational booth, an elevator speech is a good tool to have. An elevator speech is a quick (30 second) overview that can help you educate others about the SHRM Foundation. An example is:                                   

“The SHRM Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps shape the future of HR by awarding scholarships to future leaders, furthering HR research, publishing reports and briefings, producing case study DVDs, and moving thought leadership forward. All SHRM Foundation products are complimentary and their focus on further the HR profession and professionals is made possible by donations from sponsors and donors.”                                 

After sharing your elevator speech, ask a follow-up question, “Are you interested in learning more about scholarships, HR research, Thought Leaders initiative, or complimentary educational materials?” Asking the question can help you target your response to a specific area of interest of the SHRM Foundation’s work. More information about each area is outlined above, and more detailed information is available on our website, shrmfoundation.org, or by contact SHRM Foundation staff.                                 

Give a presentation about the SHRM Foundation:                                 

Taking time to give a presentation about the SHRM Foundation allows members to have an in depth look at the Foundation’s work. A PowerPoint presentation is available for you to customize and use. Contact the SHRM Foundation before your presentation to request copies of recently published resources and to learn about upcoming events or products to give your audience a sneak peek of soon-to-be available resources.                                 

Share regular updates:                                 

Consistent updates are the best way for your members to learn about the SHRM Foundation. Ask for a standing agenda item to include a short update about the SHRM Foundation. Include news articles about the SHRM Foundation in your newsletters. Follow the SHRM Foundation on twitter and Facebook and share the posts and tweets!                                  

Resources to Download:                                  

  1. SHRM Foundation Scholarship & Award Spreadsheet
  2. SHRM Foundation News Articles

Three ways to donate to the SHRM Foundation:                         

  1. Donate ONLINE
    All donations made to the SHRM Foundation are made through the SHRM Store to ensure that your donations are secure. You will be asked to login with your SHRM ID which all SHRM members have, or you can create a guest account.
  2. Donate via phone
    The SHRM Foundation staff is happy to take your donation via credit card over the phone. Please call Elissa Soares, Foundation administrator, at 703-535-6020 to make your phone donation.
  3. Donate via mail
    Donations made by check can be mailed along with your completed donation form to our secure lock box at
    The SHRM Foundation
    P.O. Box 79116
    Baltimore, MD 21279-0116


Types of Gifts:

Individual Gift

This is a gift from an individual to the SHRM Foundation.
If the donor is a member of a local SHRM chapter, your chapter and state council will receive recognition credit for your donation. All donations made online will receive a receipt via email, and all gifts of more than $25 made by check or over the phone will receive an acknowledgement letter by mail.

State Council or Chapter Gift

This is a gift from a SHRM state council or chapter. Donations will count as monetary gifts from the chapter/council and will be reflected on contribution reports. If the gift is being made by a chapter representative using their personal credit card/check, please indicate that this is a chapter/council gift when donating online or using the printable donation form. All donations made online will receive a receipt via email, and all gifts of more than $25 made by check or over the phone will receive an acknowledgement letter by mail.

Student Chapter Gift

This is a gift from a SHRM student chapter. Donations will count as monetary gifts from the chapter. If the gift is being made by a student chapter representative using their personal credit card/check, please indicate that this is a student chapter gift when donating online or using the printable donation form. All donations made online will receive a receipt via email, and all gifts of more than $25 made by check or over the phone will receive an acknowledgement letter by mail.

Corporate Gift

This is a gift made from a corporation to the SHRM Foundation. At this time, we are not able to accept corporate gifts online. To donate by credit card, call the SHRM Foundation at 703.535.6020 or a check can be mailed.

Resources to Download:
* Download Printable Donation Form

According to Giving USA, the largest source of charitable giving came from individual donations (data available here). A leadership campaign is an activity to encourage your members to show their commitment to the HR profession by making a donation to the SHRM Foundation.                                 


SHAPE requirements include:

Conduct a State Council Leadership Campaign to encourage council members to lead by example by making their individual donations of at least $25 each, by December 31, 2015, with an optimal goal of 100 percent participation.                                  

On the year-end report you will be asked to verify that you held a Leadership Campaign, and will not be required to verify gifts from each member. Your state council will be responsible for monitoring/tracking this activity and the SHRM Foundation provides regularly updated lists of all individual donors within your state.                                 

                                   

Ideas to host a successful leadership campaign:                                

  • Designate a campaign chairperson (or two!) and ask that person to make a personal donation to the SHRM Foundation first. Launch your campaign with a letter from your chairperson stating, "Join me in supporting the SHRM Foundation..." Consider asking your President/Director, elects, or immediate past officers to lead the campaign!
  • Set a fundraising goal for your campaign and share your progress to meeting the goal in newsletters, meetings, and on social media. Consider setting your goal to align with awarded scholarships to show a connection of donations to good work. For example: Our leadership campaign goal is to raise $2,500, which is also how much the SHRM Foundation awards to undergraduate student scholarship winners.
  • Other amounts include: $200 for Assurance of Learning Assessment scholarship, $750 for professional certification scholarship, $2,500 for undergraduate student scholarship, and $5,000 for graduate student scholarships,

Events

Many chapters and state councils hold fundraising special events to benefit the SHRM Foundation. Events are a wonderful opportunity to use your creativity and to engage your members in a new way. In addition to raising money, special events can raise visibility about the Foundation’s mission and work.

**Chapters/Councils are responsible for their events, and must consider all safety and legal concerns.**

SHAPE Requirements include: 
Designate a Foundation Liaison for your chapter tasked with educating chapter members about the purpose and initiatives of the Foundation, organizing events and fundraisers to benefit the Foundation and communicating with the SHRM Foundation staff.

Hold at least one special event to benefit the SHRM Foundation. For example, this event could be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, golf outing. etc.                                

Resources to Download:                                  

* Important Raffle Rules                                 

The Innovation Station is where you will find creative fundraising ideas for your chapter and state council. If you would like to share a fundraising idea, contact SHRM Foundation staff member Allison Samis at 703-535-6132 or Allison.Samis@shrm.org​


Top Ideas for July:

Check out some amazing fundraising ideas from SHRM Chapters and State Councils that were featured at the SHRM Foundation booth at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo! Click here


Resources to Dowload:
* Top 10 fundraising ideas-- as of November 2014

SHRM Foundation Volunteer Success Guide - Updated as of November 24, 2014!
A must-read for all volunteers, this comprehensive document will become your one-stop source for everything related to the Foundation!

Annual Campaign Brochure - A .pdf describing the benefits of donating to the SHRM Foundation and how your contributions are utilized

Champions & SHAPE
 - If you have any questions about qualifying for the Champion and SHAPE designations, this page will assist you in that. Please see section 3.4 of the planning workbooks for Foundation-specific requirements. 

CLA webinar- February 2015, April 2015, and June 2015

Contribution Reports
 - To assist with tracking of monetary donations from chapter/council and gifts made directly from individual donors, contribution reports are updated regular

Foundation Scholarship & Award Spreadsheet - A searchable spreadsheet containing information on Foundation award and scholarship winners during the last five years. It is sorted by state so you can easily find individuals from your chapter or council

Printable Donation Form
 - A .pdf that can be printed and distributed at meetings 

SHRM Foundation Ad - A SHRM Foundation advertisement for use on your website or in newsletters

SHRM Foundation Newsletter Articles - Updates about the SHRM Foundation and current work to be uesd in Council/Chapter newsletters and email announcements. *Updated December 8, 2014

SHRM Foundation Overview
(revised Dec. 2014) - An informational PowerPoint for your reference as well as to show at meetings

Running a Silent Auction             

Top 10 fundraisers to hold at your conference            

Use of the SHRM Foundation Logo - A description of the guidelines and process for requesting the use of the SHRM Foundation logo

** If you are using Internet Explorer, right-click the blue text and select "save target as" to download a file.

 

Can't find what you're looking for?
Contact Allison Samis, associate development specalist:
Allison.Samis@shrm.org or 703.535.6132