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SHRM FOUNDATION RECEIVES 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR 

We’re excited to announce that SHRM Foundation has been awarded a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most utilized evaluator of charities. SHRM Foundation is being recognized for exceeding industry expectations and conveying a strong commitment to financial accountability. SHRM Foundation is among the quarter of charities rated to have received this distinction and is proud to continue to empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations.  


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FINAL REPORT FROM SHRM FOUNDATION/NAVSO
VETERANS SUMMIT

The SHRM Foundation releases a report describing the work of the February 1, 2017 veteran summit Integrating and Engaging Veterans in the Workforce


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NEW VETERAN SUMMIT VIDEO FROM HIRING AMERICAIntegrating and Engaging Military Veterans Summit video

What did the Veteran Summit accomplish? How will the SHRM Foundation impact the veteran community?

Watch this short video describing the work of the summit and the work that is yet to come to empower HR professionals to hire, retain and engage military veteran employees.

The SHRM Foundation is committed to providing HR professionals with cause-based solutions that help them use their skills for good. For more information about the Summit read the article, Groups Join Forces to Improve Veteran Hiring and Retention on Associations Now website. If you would like to be a part of the Integrating and Engaging Military Veterans initiative please write Dorothy Mebane at dorothy.mebane@shrm.org.


TRANSITION AT THE SHRM FOUNDATION

Executive Director Mark Schmit has announced his retirement from the SHRM Foundation and will transition out of the position in April. Mark has lead the SHRM Foundation since October 2012, and during his tenure he lead the SHRM Foundation's thought leadership initiative, the SHRM Foundation's 50th anniversary, and our current transition to a new strategy focused on empowering HR professionals to build inclusive organizations.

We are grateful for Mark's leadership and will continue to champion workplace and workforce transformation for many years to come because of the foundation he built.

During the transition, the two senior SHRM Foundation staff members will remain at the SHRM Foundation and continue to move the new strategy forward in Mark's absence. Beth McFarland, director of programs, will serve as acting executive director during the transition and Ashlee Smith, development director, will continue to lead our fundraising efforts. 



APPLY NOW: GIVE50 SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000 AWARD!)

In 2016, the SHRM Foundation celebrated 50 years of shaping the future of HR. In honor of 50 years of service to the HR profession, the SHRM Foundation pledged a $10,000 academic scholarship to an HR professional who had faced a personal or professional road block and who used that opportunity to propel his or her career forward.

We are now accepting applications for the Give50 scholarship! Applicants are required to fill out a brief application that includes submission of a video (two minutes in length or less) that explains:

  • Your interest/experience in HR
  • Your personal or professional "road block" and what this opportunity means to you

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017

This is the opportunity you've been looking for—APPLY TODAY!


MICHAEL R. LOSEY EXCELLENCE IN HR RESEARCH AWARD

This award honors lifetime achievement in human resource research. It recognizes an individual for significant past and ongoing research contributions that impact the HR management field.

A single award of $50,000 is presented annually to the recipient to further the field of human resource management. Nominations are encouraged for scholars with a significant body of work in the field of HR. 

For more information about scholarship and award deadlines make sure to visit the SHRM Foundation scholarship overview page.
 

View the Losey Award flyer
  


SHRM FOUNDATION VIDEO ON LEVERAGING MATURE TALENT

As part of our new mission to build more inclusive organizations, the SHRM Foundation has developed a number of resources on the Aging Workforce. We've recently created a short introductory video (just 1.26 minutes) to help you and your members learn more about this topic.

This video highlights some quick tips for supporting mature workers and helping them contribute more fully to your organization. 

It's an excellent introduction to our Aging Workforce Initiative, and we encourage you to share the video at an upcoming chapter or state council meeting, and on social media. Visit our Aging Workforce page to learn more.

How To Leverage Mature Talent In Your Organization



 

NEXT WEBCAST FOR SHRM CHAPTERS AND STATE COUNCILS

Join our next webcast to learn how you can engage your members to support the SHRM Foundation! SHRM Foundation Directors from chapters and state councils will present their best ideas and tips!

Innovative Fundraising: Tips from Fellow Chapters & Councils

  • One hour webcast on Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
  • Suggested audience: SHRM Foundation Directors (news and veteran), Conference Chairs who are interested in fun ideas for their events

Sign up today



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CONGRATULATIONS to the top fundraising SHRM chapters and state councils for 2017! The SHRM Foundation is proud to present the lists of Top 10 Fundraising State Councils and Top 25 Fundraising Chapters. We appreciate the hard work of these chapters and state councils each year.

Scholarships and solutions are made possible thanks to the generous donations of these groups. Your 2016 donations are funding the following in 2017:

  • 2 inclusive workplace initiatives (The Aging Workforce and Integrating and Engaging Military Veterans)
  • 220 certification scholarships
  • 43 academic scholarships
  • 34 professional development scholarships

The SHRM Foundation appreciates the work of all SHRM Chapters and State Councils that fund raise to help us award scholarships and provide solutions. Kick-start 2017 by attending our webcast this Wednesday, February 15th at 4:00pm EST — sign up now!

VIEW THE TOP FUNDRAISING LISTS




LOOKING BACK: MAKEBA CLAY'S FINAL THOUGHTS FROM HER VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE IN GHANA

Makeba Clay in Guana.jpgACDI/VOCA and SHRM Foundation international volunteer, reflects on her volunteer experience in Ghana with the Techiman Maize Traders Association (TEMTA) in her latest post on the ACDI/VOCA website.

From Makeba: "I'm so glad I learned about this opportunity through the SHRM Foundation. Working on this USAID-supported project via ACDI/VOCA's Farmer-to-Farmer Program gave me an opportunity to experience first-hand the inner workings of a very important development project focused on solving real problems in an international context."

Read Makeba's final thoughts from Ghana

Learn more about expense paid, 2 to 3 week international volunteer development assignments through SHRM Foundation and ACDI/VOCA opportunities.



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The SHRM Foundation's 1st Veteran Scholarship Winner

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Upcoming DeadlinesSee All Events

July 10, 2017
Diversity and Inclusion Conference Scholarship Deadline
July 15, 2017
Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award Nominations Due
August 15, 2017
Susan R. Meisinger Graduate Fellowship Application Deadline