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HOT NEWS FROM THE SHRM FOUNDATION

 Thank you for all your support during 2016! The final giving reports and top fundraising list will be posted at the end of the month. Stay tuned!

Planning for 2017? Review the 2017 SHAPE Workbook Section 2 (CHAPTER, STATE COUNCIL) to find information about the SHRM Foundation requirements.

Save the date for the 2017 SHRM Foundation Core Leadership Area Webcasts. Registration links can be found in the Tool Kit.

The SHRM Foundation is included in the SHAPE workbook. It is in Section 2.5 for the Chapter manual and Section 2.6 for the State Council manual.  The SHAPE section outlines the support chapters and state councils should provide to the SHRM Foundation to be considered effective SHRM State Council and Chapter Administration. The information below is available in the SHAPE workbooks. For further information, please contact SHRM Foundation staff.          


2017          

State Council (Section 2, Number 6)          

We will 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, 2017.          

  • In addition, your state council can become a SHRM Foundation State Council Champion by making a monetary donation from your council funds and completing the following items:

»» Encourage board members to join Team Empower by making an individual annual donation of $30 or more and pledging to volunteer to support the SHRM Foundation’s annual initiative.          

To learn more about Team Empower, including a list of current team members and volunteer opportunities, visit: shrmfoundation.org/TeamEmpower.          

»» Host a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation.          


Chapters (Section 2, Number 5)          

We will 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, 2017.          

  • In addition, your chapter can become a SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion by making a monetary donation from your chapter funds and completing the following items:
    •  Encourage board members and invite all chapter members to join Team Empower by making an individual annual donation of $30 or more and pledging to volunteer to support the SHRM Foundation’s annual initiative.

To learn more about Team Empower, including a list of current members and volunteer opportunities, visit: shrmfoundation.org/TeamEmpower.          

    • Host a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation.

                                                                                                      

 
2016
Chapter- Section 2, Number 5

We will 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, 2016.                                                                           

Any contribution received after December 31, 2016, will be reflected as a 2017 contribution.                                                                     

  • A donation to the SHRM Foundation impacts HR practitioners of today through scholarships, and HR practitioners of tomorrow through research.
  • Your chapter may be eligible to receive SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion Status by completing the items below in addition to making the monetary contribution.
    • Conducting a leadership campaign to encourage members to support the SHRM Foundation by making individual donations of $25 or more.
    • Hosting a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation

                                                                            

We will 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, 2016.
                                                                       
Any contribution received after December 31, 2016, will be reflected as a 2017 contribution.
                                                                                                                                
A donation to the SHRM Foundation impacts HR practitioners of today through scholarships, and HR practitioners of tomorrow through research.

  • Your state council may also be eligible to receive SHRM Foundation State Council Champion status, by completing the items below in addition to making the monetary contribution.
    • Conducting a leadership campaign to encourage board members to support the SHRM Foundation by making individual donations of $25 or more.
    •  Hosting a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation         

Please Note: State councils and chapters are responsible for their events, including legality and safety of the event.
                                                                       

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. Sign up for the monthly SHRM Foundation e-newsletter, The Monthly Update, to receive the latest news right to your inbox. Follow the SHRM Foundation on Twitter and Facebook and share the posts and tweets!                                                                                                                  


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

What is a recognition credit?
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.


For more information on types of gifts visit: shrmfoundation.org/donate


Resources to Download:
* Download Printable Donation Form

Turning obstacles into opportunities takes teamwork, and we invite you to join us!        
Team Empower is a group of individuals who are dedicated to helping build inclusive organizations by making a gift of $30 or more each year and pledging to volunteer your time to advance the annual initiative. Team Empower members are recognized on our website, receive initiative updates throughout the year, and are invited to hear how their work makes a difference during our annual webcast.                             

The 2017 SHAPE workbook includes:                                                                        

Encourage board members and invite all chapter members to join Team Empower by making an individual annual donation of $30 or more and pledging to volunteer to support the SHRM Foundation’s annual initiative.       

In the year-end SHAPE report, you will be asked to verify that you invited all members to join, but will not be required to provide a list of individual board member donations. Instead, the chapter will be responsible for monitoring/tracking this activity. To assist, the SHRM Foundation provides regularly updated lists of all individual donors within your state. To access these lists, visit shrmfoundation.org/reports.                    

                                                                          

    The SHRM Foundation encourages all state councils and SHRM chapters to GET INVOLVED! You are our ambassadors and we need your help to spread the word about how the SHRM Foundation is empowering HR professionals to build inclusive organizations where all workers thrive and organizations achieve success.  

    Educate your members about the SHRM Foundation  

    • Learn about the latest SHRM Foundation news by:
    • Ask for five minutes during your meetings to share updates about the SHRM Foundation
    • Hosting an event? Request complimentary print resources to share with your members about how the SHRM Foundation is championing workforce and workplace transformation.


    Volunteering in your community and fundraising for a cause are great ways to create a local impact. Below are a few ideas to help your state council and SHRM chapter get started. 

    Volunteer in your community   

    •Resume and interview coaching   

    •Offer educational instruction   

    •Connect employers with applicants   


    Fundraise for a cause   

    •Recruit members to join Team Empower   

    •Host a fundraising event and ask your friends, family, and colleagues to join   

    •Sponsor a scholarship     


    Looking for more ideas? Download our list of New fundraisers and programs.docxNew fundraisers and programs                                                        


    SHRM Foundation's New Strategy for 2017

    Webinar- Listen to the recording as Executive Director, Dr. Mark Schmit introduces the new SHRM Foundation strategy. Recorded on November 29, 2016.            

    Powerpoint & Video - Use this Powerpoint along with the video below to share the new strategy with your chapter and state council.            

    To learn more about the new strategy, visit shrmfoundation.org/new


    Learn about the SHRM Foundation

    Complimentary Resources- A listing of all of the SHRM Foundation's available resources which can be downloaded or ordered online.        

    SHRM Foundation One Pager- A document that summarizes who the SHRM Foundation is and how we support the members.

    SHRM Foundation Overview (revised November 2016)- An informational PowerPoint for your reference as well as to show at meetings

    SHRM Foundation Volunteer Success Guide(updated November 2016) A must-read for all volunteers, this comprehensive document will become your one-stop source for everything related to the Foundation!


    Fundraising 

    Giving ReportsTo assist with tracking of monetary donations from chapter/council and gifts made directly from individual donors, giving reports are updated regular

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

    Running a Silent Auction                       

    Fundraising and Program Ideas                


    Scholarships and Awards 

    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    

    Scholarship Worksheet- This documents lists all of the available scholarships including eligibility and application deadlines.               

    To learn more about the SHRM Foundation's SHRM State Council and Chapter awards, visit the Recognition page  


    Webcasts (Links and Recordings): all webcasts are at 4pm ET

    February 15th

    March 29th

    May 18th

    September 6th

    October 26th


           



     

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