Core Leadership Areas

GiveSmart
The SHRM Foundation hopes to engage in a pilot partnership with GiveSmart, an online fundraising platform, to provide SHRM State Councils and Chapters with an opportunity to continue your fundraising efforts virtually.

Give Smart Resources
GiveSmart - FAQs


What is GiveSmart?
• An online fundraising platform that provides a virtual fundraising experience for its users.
• For more information, please see their website - givesmart.com

What does the SHRM Foundation/GiveSmart/SHRM State Council partnership look like?
• The SHRM Foundation is engaging in a pilot partnership with GiveSmart by purchasing a national license with the company.
• The SHRM Foundation will extend this license to all State Councils. Each state council may select to have all chapters participate in the pilot.

What is the cost of GiveSmart to the Chapters and Councils?
• Chapters and councils have no fee to participate in this online platform because the SHRM Foundation is absorbing this licensing cost and the overall assistance GiveSmart provides its users.

What is the SHRM State Council responsible for?
• For each state council to participate, they must designate one administrator, preferably, the State Foundation Chair, who will have access and codes to build the auction, raffle, or whatever fundraising experience they wish to have.
• That one Administrator will be trained in how to set this auction up online.
• The Administrator will have a SHRM Foundation contact to go to with any questions.
• State Council Directors should identify 5 chapters in their state to participate.

Does every State Council have to do this?
• No – participation in this pilot is optional.

Are there federal, state, and local laws around fundraising activities?
• As a reminder, all fundraising activities should be conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. As you know, certain forms of fundraising, such as raffles, lotteries, silent auctions, or similar events are subject to strict state and local laws; which may include registration requirements or other restrictions. Please do consult with your attorneys to ensure you are complying with any applicable state and local laws in relation to these types of events.

SHRM Foundation

Position Profile for the Volunteer Leader

Position Profile: SHRM Foundation State Council Leader:

Function:
Educate, promote, and represent the interests of the SHRM Foundation and its activities to the chapter membership.

Responsible To:
• The State Council Director
• The members of the state council and chapters

Responsibilities:
1. Educate the council regarding the purpose and ongoing activities of the SHRM Foundation including the Foundation’s newest education resources, the status of the annual campaign and upcoming deadlines and events.
2. Encourage the chapters to promote the Foundation with their membership and to contribute financially to the SHRM Foundation as a show of support for the human resources profession.
3. Encourage the state council and chapters to support an annual chapter contribution to the SHRM Foundation by the chapter.
4. Participate in the SHRM Foundation Core Leadership Area webinars.
5. Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the state council.
6. Represent the state council in the human resources community.
7. Attend all board of directors’ meetings.
8. Upon completion of the position’s term, assist the incoming SHRM Foundation Director to assure a smooth transition of responsibilities and continuity of knowledge and resources.

Position Profile: SHRM Foundation Chapter Leader:

Function:
Educate, promote, and represent the interests of the SHRM Foundation and its activities to the chapter membership.

Responsible To:
• The chapter president
• The members of the chapter

Responsibilities:
9. Educate the chapter regarding the purpose and ongoing activities of the SHRM Foundation including the Foundation’s newest education resources, the status of the annual campaign and upcoming deadlines and events.
10. Encourage the chapter membership to contribute financially to the SHRM Foundation as a show of support for the human resources profession.
11. Encourage the chapter membership to support an annual chapter contribution to the SHRM Foundation by the chapter.
12. Participate in the SHRM Foundation Core Leadership Area webinars.
13. Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.
14. Represent the chapter in the human resources community.
15. Attend all monthly membership and board of directors meetings.
16. Upon completion of the position’s term, assist the incoming SHRM Foundation Director to assure a smooth transition of responsibilities and continuity of knowledge and resources.
Program Tools & Resources

SHRM Foundation Overview Presentation (coming soon!)

Fundraising Reporting Resources

Giving Reports:
Giving reports outline donations received from SHRM state councils and chapters plus gifts from members who give recognition credit to their chapter and/or council on behalf of their gift. These reports are available to support the work of SHRM state councils and chapters, as they host fundraising events, encourage members to donate and complete their SHAPE workbook.

Make a Donation
Resources to post for varies levels of giving by SHRM state councils and chapters or members.

Individual Gift
I am an individual who is a making a donation to the SHRM Foundation. If I am a SHRM chapter/council member making a Leadership Campaign donation, I can choose to give recognition credits to my chapter and/or state council.

Monthly Donors
Your initial donation will be charged on the day you complete the online donation process, and your subsequent monthly donations will be charged to your credit card on the 1st business day of each month. You may cancel or change the amount of this automatic donation by contacting the SHRM Foundation at 703.535.6020 or by email at SHRMFoundation@shrm.org before your credit card is charged.

If you are a monthly donor, update your Monthly Payment Preferences here.

State Council or Chapter Gift
I am a representative of a SHRM chapter or state council making a donation from chapter or council funds. This donation will count towards your annual contribution for SHAPE requirements.

Student Chapter Gift
I am a representative of a SHRM student chapter making a donation from chapter funds.

Corporate Gift
This is a gift made from a corporation to the SHRM Foundation.


Team Empower -
o Team Empower is a special group of passionate individuals who are dedicated to helping empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations. Established in 2017, Team Empower is the SHRM Foundation's most accessible giving circle. Your annual donation of $30 or more will automatically add you to the team.

Leadership Circle
o Established in 2012, the SHRM Foundation Leadership Circle is an elite group of donors who contribute $1,000 (or more) each year for at least three years. The work of the SHRM Foundation is lead by these passionate individuals who are dedicated to our work of empowering HR to build inclusive organizations.

Shop to Support:
o Shop to Support is a new program that makes donating fun and easy! Shop for great items and help support the SHRM Foundation. A portion of your shopping will be donated to the SHRM Foundation to empower HR students and professionals build inclusive organizations.

Scholarship program:
The SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in certification, academic and professional development scholarships and grants to HR professionals and students. We encourage all eligible SHRM, student and chapter and state council members to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards listed below.

Scholarship Overview and Deadlines:

Link for more information.

SHRM Foundation Videos – Scholarship Winners

State Council and Chapters Recognition:

To honor chapters, councils, and volunteer leaders who go above-and-beyond, the SHRM Foundation has created the following recognition awards. As a charity, our work is only possible through the generosity of passionate individuals, organizations and SHRM chapters and state councils.

Announcement of Winners:

Archived CLA Webinars

Please visit our SHRM Foundation Resources site for tools, best practices and strategies from the SHRM Foundation.

If you have questions, please contact the SHRM Foundation or your Field Services Director.