News from the SHRM Foundation


IS YOUR CHAPTER OR STATE COUNCIL ON THE LIST? 

Each year, the SHRM Foundation recognizes the Top 10 Fundraising State Councils and the Top 25 Fundraising Chapters! These top fundraising lists honor the SHRM state councils and chapters that have the highest total annual contributions each year, which includes gifts directly from the state council or chapter, plus recognition credits given by individuals when making their donation. 

There's still time to be included on this year's top fundraising lists! The final list is based on donations received by December 31. Encourage your chapter, state council, and members to make their year-end gift to support the SHRM Foundation. 

TOP 10 FUNDRAISING STATE COUNCILS AS OF DECEMBER 12
​RANKING
​STATE COUNCIL
​FUNDRAISING TOTAL
​1
​HR Florida State Council, Inc.
​$23,562.00
​2
​California State Council of SHRM
​$13,002.09
​3
​Pennsylvania SHRM State Council 
​$12,747.05
​4

​Minnesota SHRM State Council

​$12,360.00
​5
​Indiana SHRM State Council
​$12,164.00
​6
​Alabama SHRM State Council
​$11,884.00
​7
​Kentucky SHRM State Council
​$11,878.00
​8
Virginia SHRM State Council​
​$11,396.49
​9
Garden State Council SHRM, Inc.​
​$10,342.00
​10
North Carolina SHRM State Council
$9,159.00​

While only the top 10 fundraising state councils will be recognized, 
the following five state councils are very close to joining the top 10 list!
​11
​Georgia SHRM State Council 
$8,839.48​
​12
Arizona SHRM State Council​
$8,800.09​
​13
Texas SHRM State Council​
$7,958.00​
​14
Wisconsin SHRM State Council​
$7,556.00​
​15
Washington State SHRM ​
$7,170.89​


TOP 25 FUNDRAISING CHAPTERS AS OF DECEMBER 12
​RANKING
​STATE COUNCIL
​STATE
​FUNDRAISING TOTAL
​1
​HR Houston 
​TX
​$12,305.00
​2
Raleigh/Wake HRMA
​NC
​$8,980.00
​3
Louisville SHRM, Inc.​
KY​​$8,393.00
​4
SHRM Long Island Chapter, Inc.​NY​
​$7,458.00
​5
SHRM Jacksonville​
FL​
$6,305.75​
​6
SHRM​ Bluegrass Chapter
KY​
$6,300.00​
​7
El Paso Society HRM​​TX
$​6,405.00
​8
​Northwest Arizona HRA
AZ​$6,025.00​
​9
​SHRM Atlanta
​GA
$5,867.48​
​10
​Dallas HR Management Assn., Inc.
TX​$5,643.68​
​11
Green Bay Area Chapter of SHRM​WI​$5,115.00​
​12
San Antonio HR Mgmt. Assn.​TX
$​4,062.00
​13
Greater Orlando SHRM​
​FL
$3,920.00​
​14
Portland HRMA​​OR
$3,855.00​
​15
Lane County HR Assn.​​OR
$3,792.37​
​16
Central Iowa Chapter of SHRM​
​IA
$3,729.77​
​17
​IndySHRM
​IN
$3,655.00​
​18
San Diego SHRM​​CA
$3,537.75​
​19
Northwest Louisiana SHRM​​LA
$3,488.00​
​20
Birmingham SHRM​​AL
$3,290.00​
​21
​Human Resource Mgmt. Assn. (NJ)
NJ​
$3,230.00​
​22
Apple Valley HR Association​WA​$3,190.00​
​23
SHRM of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP)​AZ​$3,036.63​
​24
HR Assn. of the Midlands​​NE
$2,940.00​
​25
SHRM of Greater Kansas City​​MO
$2,938.57​

While only the top 25 fundraising chapters will be recognized, 
the following 10 chapters are very close to joining the top 25 list!
​26
Seattle SHRM
​WA
$2,900.00​
​27
Tennessee Valley HR Assn.​
​TN
$2,850.00​
​28
Northern KY SHRM​
​KY
$2,810.00​
​29
​SHRM- Western Reserve Chapter
OH​
$2,776.00​
​30
Columbia SHRM​
​SC
$2,755.00​
​31
Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc.​VA​$2,580.00​
​32
HR Assn. of Central Missouri​MO​$2,340.00​
​33
Chicago SHRM​IL​$2,325.00​
​34
Hampton Roads SHRM​​VA
$2,217.00​
​35
​Greater Baton Rouge SHRM
​LA
$2,130.00​



Top fundraising state councils and chapters are recognized on the SHRM Foundation’s website and in the Monthly Update email newsletter, are awarded a digital badge to display on the council website, and receive an award from the SHRM Foundation at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition.


To view your 2017 chapter and state council giving, including gifts from the chapter or state council and recognition credits, visit our Giving Reports webpage


If you have not yet made your annual donation, you can donate online here: 




SHARING CECILIA'S STORY ON VETERANS DAY

We know that HR professionals are on the front line of hiring and retention. And we know that empowered HR professionals are the key to building inclusive organizations, especially for military veterans.  

That's why the SHRM Foundation is focused on providing solutions and scholarships to help HR professionals build inclusive organizations. In early 2017, the Foundation launched a new initiative to make a measurable impact on the hiring and retention of military veterans. This year, the Foundation award more than 20 scholarships to veterans and those dedicated to veteran hiring; hosted a day-long summit to advance the discussion of veteran hiring and retention with corporate, non-profit, and government thought leaders; and began creating projects and programs to be rolled out in 2018. 


We are proud to honor veterans, especially on Veterans Day. 

Cecilia (Cici) Clark is an Army veteran who helps fellow veterans transform their military service into civilian success with NextOp, Inc. Since 2015, Cici and the NextOp team have helped more than 850 veterans find jobs in Texas and Louisiana. 

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Earlier this year, we awarded Cici with a scholarship to attend her first SHRM's Annual Conference & Exposition. At the conference and during the SHRM Foundation's annual luncheon, Cici shared her personal story her experience in the military, the person who help her become a leader, and how HR professionals can make an impact on the hiring and retention of military veterans. 


HEAR CICI'S STORY



GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

In alignment with our vision of building inclusive organizations, we aim to build an inclusive charity that works in partnership with you to make our vision a reality. 

And that's why we're asking for your feedback! 

Share with us your big ideas and creative suggestions to help empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations, with an emphasis on making a measurable impact on the hiring and retention of military veterans. 

Your ideas will be reviewed by the SHRM Foundation team and will be used to help guide our work.


SHARE FEEDBACK




WENDI SAFSTROM APPOINTED 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.  


REVIEW AWARD




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


Read Report



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.



Meet Jessica

The SHRM Foundation's 1st Veteran Scholarship Winner

Read Jessica's Story

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