Here are ways to prepare your workforce for the possibility of business closures, working from home, quarantines and other outcomes of a disease outbreak.
The State Councils and Chapters support SHRM Foundation with their engagement and philanthropy and are partners in implementing our programs. To support these efforts during this challenging time, the Foundation can help create tailored fundraising strategies unique to their needs. We are grateful for their efforts on behalf of the SHRM Foundation.
We are also engaged in a partnership with GiveSmart, an online fundraising platform, to provide SHRM State Councils and Chapters with an opportunity to continue fundraising efforts virtually.
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What is GiveSmart? • An online fundraising platform that provides a virtual fundraising experience for its users. • For more information, please see their website - givesmart.com What does the SHRM Foundation/GiveSmart/SHRM State Council partnership look like? • The SHRM Foundation is engaging in a pilot partnership with GiveSmart by purchasing a national license with the company.What is the cost of GiveSmart to the Chapters and Councils? • Chapters and Councils have no fee to participate in this online platform because the SHRM Foundation is absorbing this licensing cost and the overall assistance GiveSmart provides its users. We have also worked with GiveSmart in the set-up so that all credit card processing and transactions fees are absorbed by SHRM Foundation. Do we have to utilize the GiveSmart campaign?• No – participation in this pilot is optional. Many found it an invaluable resource as they repositioned their 2020 efforts and are imagining creative opportunities and new approaches in 2021. Are there federal, state, and local laws around fundraising activities? • As a reminder, all fundraising activities should be conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. As you know, certain forms of fundraising, such as raffles, lotteries, silent auctions, or similar events are subject to strict state and local laws; which may include registration requirements or other restrictions. Please do consult with your attorneys to ensure you are complying with any applicable state and local laws in relation to these types of events.
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Ways to prepare your workforce for the possibility of business closures, working from home, quarantines and other outcomes of a disease outbreak.