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WENDI SAFSTROM APPOINTED SHRM FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  

The SHRM Foundation has named Wendi Safstrom as our new executive director. Safstrom comes to the SHRM Foundation from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), where she was vice president of programs and administration. As executive director of the SHRM Foundation, Safstrom will oversee the SHRM affiliate that champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing research, scholarships and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. 

“Wendi Safstrom believes that, as the philanthropic organization for SHRM, the SHRM Foundation should be known for providing help and hope to HR professionals, while elevating the HR profession,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, SHRM’s president and CEO. “We welcome her and look forward to her contributions to the SHRM Foundation’s longstanding mission of empowering HR professionals.” 

Safstrom holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.

Her appointment was effective July 17, 2017.


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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.


Aging Workforce Initiative Partner

If you are a SHRM chapter or state council leader, we encourage you to educate your members on the current demographic trends and how to prepare. Become an aging workforce initiative partner, and you can earn a digital badge for your chapter or state council. Learn more. 






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


 



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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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