Initiative and Event Sponsorship

Inclusive organizations, led by empowered HR professionals, are where employees can thrive and organizations achieve success. To advance this work, the SHRM Foundation partners with companies and organizations through sponsorship of SHRM Foundation inclusion initiatives and special events. 

Partnering with the SHRM Foundation is mutually beneficial – the SHRM Foundation receives the support necessary to advance work to fulfill our mission and the sponsor receives partnership benefits and positions itself as a leader in the HR profession.     

Current sponsorship opportunities include: 

Inclusion Initaitive: Hiring and Retention of Military Veterans

The SHRM Foundation is committed to inspiring and empowering HR professionals to build transformational and inclusive organizations where all workers thrive and organizations achieve success.

The SHRM Foundation has identified veterans as a vulnerable but highly valuable part of a diverse and inclusive civilian workforce. With 65% of veterans leaving their first non-military job within two years, the SHRM Foundation is concerned that veterans’ are not being adequately recruited, retained, or integrated into the non-military workforce. 

We are committed to changing this situation by working with HR professionals to better attract and retain veterans into the workforce.

Over the next 3 years, the SHRM Foundation will focus its efforts on research, educational programming and tools on developing a pathway for veterans to pursue civilian careers. We will do this by educating and inspiring HR professionals on how to hire and retain veterans, providing work based learning opportunities to veterans, and creating a database to help veterans find fulfilling careers in civilian HR positions.

To learn more about our work, visit our Veterans Initiative page

Special Events hosted by the SHRM Foundation

In 2017, the SHRM Foundation will host three special events that will engage HR professionals during SHRM conferences. 

    1. 3nd Annual SHRM Foundation Step Challenge at #SHRM18

      The Step Challenge is a three-day activity that invites the 15,000+ attendees at SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition to set physical goals, track their process, and celebrate their successes. 

    2. SHRM Foundation Annual Luncheon
      This annual celebration recognizes the work accomplished, honors top supporters, and energizes attendees to support the Foundation's mission and upcoming work. Luncheon attendees include 125 conference attendees and include SHRM and SHRM Foundation board members, Leadership Circle top donors, and volunteer leaders from top fundraising SHRM State Councils and Chapters. 

    3. Headshot Studio during SHRM Volunteer Leaders Summit
      Annually, 1,000 SHRM chapter and state council volunteer leaders gather at the SHRM Volunteer Leaders Summit to network, collaborate, and attend development sessions to strength their chapters and state councils. During the Summit, volunteer leaders are invited to sit for a new professional headshot! As the Headshot Studio sponsor your company will host the lounge and connect with volunteer leaders during this positive, much appreciated experience. 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Ashlee Droscher Smith, CFRE
Director, Development  · 703.535.6291

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