Ending 2020 Strong

Ending 2020 Strong

The State Councils and Chapters support SHRM Foundation with their engagement and philanthropy and are partners in implementing our programs. To support them in this challenging year, we are working with them to create tailored plans to end their years strong with their fundraising efforts while balancing the incredible demands on their time that these special volunteers have. We are grateful for their efforts on behalf of the SHRM Foundation.

We are also engaged in a pilot 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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Fundraising Support & Resources

Need support creating and executing on a plan to end the year strong?

We are here to help you and are grateful for your support of SHRM Foundation. All strategic fundraising and GiveSmart related questions can be directed to givesmart@shrm.org or directly to members of the engagement and philanthropy support team.


ENGAGEMENT & PHILANTHROPY SUPPORT TEAM:
Beth Conti                    Beth.Conti@shrm.org
Sam Hymes                  Samuel.Hymes@shrm.org
Elizabeth Kohm            Elizabeth.Kohm@shrm.org

Help Desk:
9:00 -5:00 Monday -Friday

We recognize that many of you work on these volunteer efforts after your workday. In an effort to accommodate, we are also instituting SHRM specific evening hours help desk:
 
Starting 11/10: Tuesday & Thursdays 6:30 -9:30 EST
Make an appointment, send an email or call us. 

For those using GiveSmart, they also maintain a 24/7 help desk and repository of information found below.

We have designed a number of resources from user guides with tips, lessons, fundraising ideas specific to SHRM State Councils and Chapters. This includes some Best Practices and insights from the field on fundraising in 2020 and members can find under Resources.

Additional Resources:

  • SHRM Foundation/GiveSmart Marketing template: To be used as the banner image on the Home Page of campaign site. The recommended image size for this banner space is 1200 x 300 pixels.
  • Access to SHRM Foundation / GiveSmart Pilot Program presentation recording
  • SHRM Foundation / GiveSmart Pilot Program presentation slides
  • Technical questions should be directed to the resources in the following order:
  • SHRM State Councils and Chapters participating in SHRM Foundation/GiveSmart Pilot Partnership:
  • SHRM National Trainer Samuel Hymes Samuel.Hymes@shrm.org


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

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 are finding it an invaluable resource as they reposition their 2020 efforts and are starting to imagine creative opportunities in 2021 as well. 

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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