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HOT NEWS FROM THE SHRM FOUNDATION

 
Missed the Q2 CLA Webinar last week? Listen to the recording here.
To be invited to the next webinar, email Allie Samis at Allison.Samis@shrm.org

Contribution Reports- 2016 reports are up and running! Updated 5/17/16

Please note that in 2016, the SHAPE Foundation support section will be changed to Section  2                                         

SHAPE section 2 outlines the support chapters and state councils should provide to the SHRM Foundation to be considered effective SHRM State Council and Chapter Administration. The information below is available in the SHAPE workbooks. For further information, please contact SHRM Foundation staff.

Chapter- Section 2, Number 5

We will support the SHRM Foundation by making a monetary contribution directly from the chapter’s funds, received by the SHRM Foundation no later than December 31, 2016.        

Any contribution received after December 31, 2016, will be reflected as a 2017 contribution.  

The SHRM Foundation is dedicated to fostering the development of HR professionals through scholarship programs and research funding. The Foundation awards more than 200 scholarships annually, providing HR practitioners opportunities to earn certifications and pursue graduate or undergraduate degrees.

  • A donation to the SHRM Foundation impacts HR practitioners of today through scholarships, and HR practitioners of tomorrow through research.
  • Your chapter may be eligible to receive SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion Status by completing the items below in addition to making the monetary contribution.
    • Conducting a leadership campaign to encourage members to support the SHRM Foundation by making individual donations of $25 or more.
    • Hosting a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation

Please note: Chapters are responsible for their events, including legality and safety of the event.

Support resources and additional recognition opportunities are available at shrmfoundation.org.                                 

                                    
State Council- Section 2, Number 6
   
We will support the SHRM Foundation by making a monetary contribution directly from the state council’s funds, received by the SHRM Foundation no later than December 31, 2016.
   
Any contribution received after December 31, 2016, will be reflected as a 2017 contribution.
   
The SHRM Foundation is dedicated to fostering the development of HR professionals through scholarship programs and research funding. The Foundation awards more than 200 scholarships annually, providing HR practitioners opportunities to earn certifications and pursue graduate or undergraduate degrees.
   
A donation to the SHRM Foundation impacts HR practitioners of today through scholarships, and HR practitioners of tomorrow through research.

  • Your state council may also be eligible to receive SHRM Foundation State Council Champion status, by completing the items below in addition to making the monetary contribution.
    • Conducting a leadership campaign to encourage board members to support the SHRM Foundation by making individual donations of $25 or more.
    •  Hosting a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation
   
Please Note: State councils are responsible for their events, including legality and safety of the event.
Support resources and additional recognition opportunities are available at shrmfoundation.org.


 

Recognition credits:
When a monetary donation is made directly to the SHRM Foundation, the donor’s chapter/state will receive recognition credit for the donation. Recognition credits plus monetary donations from chapter/council funds equal the chapter’s/council's total annual contribution to the SHRM Foundation.

  • Recognition credits will be automatically awarded to a chapter and the corresponding state for a donation made by a chapter member, unless the donation was made in honor of a different chapter/state council.
  • If the chapter recruits a corporate gift, recognition credits will be awarded if requested at the point of donation.
  • Recognition credits are not given for sponsorship.
                                                                    

The SHRM Foundation is shaping the future of HR, and helping others understand the work and impact of the SHRM Foundation is laying a strong foundation (pun intended) for all fundraising activities. Individuals are more likely to give, and give at a higher level, if they understand and value the SHRM Foundation’s mission and work.                                           


One on One conversations

When connecting with a colleague, making an announcement at a meeting, or hosting an informational booth, an elevator speech is a good tool to have. An elevator speech is a quick (30 second) overview that can help you educate others about the SHRM Foundation. An example is:                                            

“The SHRM Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps shape the future of HR by awarding scholarships to future leaders, furthering HR research, publishing reports and briefings, producing case study DVDs, and moving thought leadership forward. All SHRM Foundation products are complimentary and their focus on further the HR profession and professionals is made possible by donations from sponsors and donors.”                                          

After sharing your elevator speech, ask a follow-up question,   

“Are you interested in learning more about scholarships, HR research, Thought Leaders initiative, or complimentary educational materials?”   

Asking the question can help you target your response to a specific area of interest of the SHRM Foundation’s work. More information about each area is outlined above, and more detailed information is available on our website, shrmfoundation.org, or by contact SHRM Foundation staff.                                          


Give a presentation about the SHRM Foundation:                                          

Taking time to give a presentation about the SHRM Foundation allows members to have an in depth look at the Foundation’s work. A PowerPoint presentation is available for you to customize and use. Contact the SHRM Foundation before your presentation to request copies of recently published resources and to learn about upcoming events or products to give your audience a sneak peek of soon-to-be available resources.                                          

Share regular updates:                                          

Consistent updates are the best way for your members to learn about the SHRM Foundation. Ask for a standing agenda item to include a short update about the SHRM Foundation. Include news articles from the SHRM Foundation Newsletter. Follow the SHRM Foundation on Twitter and Facebook and share the posts and tweets!                                           


Three ways to donate to the SHRM Foundation:                                  

  1. Donate ONLINE
    All donations made to the SHRM Foundation are made through the SHRM Store to ensure that your donations are secure. You will be asked to login with your SHRM ID which all SHRM members have, or you can create a guest account.
  2. Donate via phone
    The SHRM Foundation staff is happy to take your donation via credit card over the phone. Please call Elissa Soares, Foundation administrator, at 703-535-6020 to make your phone donation.
  3. Donate via mail
    Donations made by check can be mailed along with your completed donation form to our secure lock box at
    The SHRM Foundation
    P.O. Box 79116
    Baltimore, MD 21279-0116


Types of Gifts:

Individual Gift

This is a gift from an individual to the SHRM Foundation.
If the donor is a member of a local SHRM chapter, your chapter and state council will receive recognition credit for your donation. All donations made online will receive a receipt via email, and all gifts of more than $25 made by check or over the phone will receive an acknowledgement letter by mail.

State Council or Chapter Gift

This is a gift from a SHRM state council or chapter. Donations will count as monetary gifts from the chapter/council and will be reflected on contribution reports. If the gift is being made by a chapter representative using their personal credit card/check, please indicate that this is a chapter/council gift when donating online or using the printable donation form. All donations made online will receive a receipt via email, and all gifts of more than $25 made by check or over the phone will receive an acknowledgement letter by mail.

Student Chapter Gift

This is a gift from a SHRM student chapter. Donations will count as monetary gifts from the chapter. If the gift is being made by a student chapter representative using their personal credit card/check, please indicate that this is a student chapter gift when donating online or using the printable donation form. All donations made online will receive a receipt via email, and all gifts of more than $25 made by check or over the phone will receive an acknowledgement letter by mail.

Corporate Gift

This is a gift made from a corporation to the SHRM Foundation. At this time, we are not able to accept corporate gifts online. To donate by credit card, call the SHRM Foundation at 703.535.6020 or a check can be mailed.

Resources to Download:
* Download Printable Donation Form

 According to Giving USA, the largest source of charitable giving came from individual donations (data available here). A leadership  campaign is an activity to encourage your members to show their commitment to the HR profession by making a donation to the SHRM Foundation.                                       

The SHAPE workbook includes:  

Conducting a leadership campaign to encourage board members and invite all members to support the SHRM Foundation by making individual donations of $25 or more.

In the year-end report, you will be asked to verify that you held a leadership campaign, but will not be required to provide a list of individual board member donations. Instead, the chapter will be responsible for monitoring/tracking this activity. To assist, the SHRM Foundation provides regularly updated lists of all individual donors within your state. To access these lists, visit shrmfoundation.org,
click “Volunteer Resources” and “Overview,” then choose “Contribution Reports.”

                                                         

Ideas to host a successful leadership campaign:                                         

  • Designate a campaign chairperson (or two!) and ask that person to make a personal donation to the SHRM Foundation first. Launch your campaign with a letter from your chairperson stating, "Join me in supporting the SHRM Foundation..." Consider asking your President/Director, elects, or immediate past officers to lead the campaign!
  • Set a fundraising goal for your campaign and share your progress to meeting the goal in newsletters, meetings, and on social media. Consider setting your goal to align with awarded scholarships to show a connection of donations to good work. For example: Our leadership campaign goal is to raise $2,500, which is also how much the SHRM Foundation awards to undergraduate student scholarship winners.
  •  Create a Leadership Campaign Club! Members who give X amount benefit from VIP benefits such as being recognized on your website or newsletter, special seating during your conference, or a goodie bag with SWAG from your vendors. The rewards cost the chaper nothing and help raise funds on behalf of the SHRM Foundation.
  

   

    Many chapters and state councils hold fundraising special events to benefit the SHRM Foundation. Events are a wonderful opportunity to use your creativity and to engage your members in a new way. In addition to raising money, special events can raise visibility about the Foundation’s mission and work. Also, hosting an event is one of the requirements for becoming a SHRM Foundation Champion and is mentioned in the SHAPE workbook.  

    SHAPE Workbook includes: Hosting a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation.  

    **Chapters/Councils are responsible for their events, and must consider all safety and legal concerns.**                                    

     

    Innovation Station:

    The Innovation Station is where you will find creative fundraising ideas for your chapter and state council. If you would like to share a fundraising idea, contact SHRM Foundation staff member Allison Samis at 703-535-6132 or Allison.Samis@shrm.org​
       

    Innovation Station:

    Innovation Station:

    Top Idea For March:

    With spring just around the corner, organize a golf outing. Ask local companies to sponsor holes giving them visibility in their community. Have members pay a fee to participate in the event. Secure a prize for the winning team.  


    Fundraising


    Contribution Reports- To assist with tracking of monetary donations from chapter/council and gifts made directly from individual donors, contribution reports are updated regular

    Printable Donation Form- A .pdf that can be printed and distributed at meetings

    Running a Silent Auction             

    Top 10 fundraisers to hold at your conference    


    General Information

    Complimentary Resources- A listing of all of the SHRM Foundation's available resources which can be downloaded or ordered online.

    CLA webinar- February 2016

    SHRM Foundation Volunteer Success Guide- (Updated March 2016)
    A must-read for all volunteers, this comprehensive document will become your one-stop source for everything related to the Foundation!

    SHRM Foundation Overview (revised Mach 2016)- An informational PowerPoint for your reference as well as to show at meetings


    Marketing Materials

    Annual Campaign Brochure- A .pdf describing the benefits of donating to the SHRM Foundation and how your contributions are utilized

    Sample Tweets for Chapters and State Councils- A document that shows how to use social media to promote the SHRM Foundation and your local activities.

    SHRM Foundation Ad -A SHRM Foundation advertisement for use on your website or in newsletters

    SHRM Foundation Monthly Update- Learn about SHRM Foundation news that you can share with your members

    SHRM Foundation One Pager- A document that summarizes who the SHRM Foundation is and how we support the members.

    Use of the SHRM Foundation Logo - A description of the guidelines and process for requesting the use of the SHRM Foundation logo


    Scholarships and Awards

    Champions & SHAPE- If you have any questions about qualifying for the Champion and SHAPE designations, this page will assist you in that. Please see section 2 of the planning workbooks for Foundation-specific requirements.

    Foundation Scholarship & Award Spreadsheet- A searchable spreadsheet containing information on Foundation award and scholarship winners during the last five years. It is sorted by state so you can easily find individuals from your chapter or council

    Innovation Award Winners 2015- A list of the winners from 2015 along with a list of their innovative projects.

    Scholarship Worksheet- This documents lists all of the available scholarships including eligibility and application deadlines.

    2015 Top Fundraising Chapters and State Councils- This document celebrates the top 10 fundraising state councils and top 25 fundraising chapters.


     



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    Contact Allison Samis, associate development specialist:
    Allison.Samis@shrm.org or 703.535.6132