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SHRM Foundation CLA Orientation April 15, 2015. Agenda SHRM Foundation Overview Fundraising Strategies Meet Bruce Christian Virginia SHRM State Council.

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1 SHRM Foundation CLA Orientation April 15, 2015

2 Agenda SHRM Foundation Overview Fundraising Strategies Meet Bruce Christian Virginia SHRM State Council Roll Call– How do you fundraise on behalf of the SHRM Foundation?

3 Who we are: SHRM Foundation Vision The SHRM Foundation is the globally recognized catalyst for shaping HR thought leadership and research. SHRM Foundation Mission The SHRM Foundation advances global HR knowledge and drives practice through – thought leadership and educational support – and by funding and delivering progressive, actionable, evidence- based research.

4 Areas of work: Scholarships and awards In 2014, 120 scholarships were awarded for academic studies and professional certification to professional and student SHRM members, and doctoral students. Educational resources Research-based and complimentary products, including: DVDs, effective practice guidelines, executive briefings and webinars Strategic thought leadership initiative The SHRM Foundation is conducting a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in 5-10 years. Innovative academic research grants The SHRM Foundation is a leading funder of HR research. Since 2005, the SHRM Foundation has funded 60 research projects.

5 SHRM Foundation: By the Numbers student scholarships awarded 96 professional academic and certification scholarships awarded 4 doctoral candidates received awards to support their dissertation research $284,617 in total funding approved for three new research projects in 2014 $4 million in total funding for research since active research grants in progress, totaling $1.5 million Chelsea LeNoble 2014 SHRM Foundation academic scholarship recipient

6 Volunteer Leader Role Educate Be a knowledgeable advocate on behalf of the important work the SHRM Foundation is doing to shape the future of the workforce Fundraise Encourage your Chapter/State Council, your board members and your other members to contribute to our Annual Campaign

7 Top 5 Ideas from the SHRM Foundation Staff Walking challenge Happy hour Fitness class Dessert reception Raffle*

8 Top 5 Ideas from Chapters & State Councils Colorado SHRM State Council – Cork Pull – Mason Jars Big Bend Chapter – Art & Wine Night – Bowling Raleigh/Wake HRMA Chapter – 5K Fun Run – Get Fit for the SHRM Foundation

9 How can the SHRM Foundation Help You? Materials for your meetings and conferences Connect with local scholarship recipients Brainstorm ideas to help you hit your SHAPE goals Scholarships

10 Meet Bruce Christian Bruce is Vice Chairman of N.B. Handy Company, a wholesale distribution company headquartered in Lynchburg, VA. Prior to this position, he was Vice President-Human Resources for 15 years. In June 2014 he stepped down after serving also as Executive Director of the Old City Cemetery, Museums, and Arboretum in Lynchburg, Virginia for seven years. Bruce currently is the Foundation Director for the Virginia SHRM State Council and served as co-chair for the VASHRM state conference in April 2014.

11 Roll Call How does your chapter or state council fundraise on behalf of the SHRM Foundation?

12 Final Thought from a Scholarship Recipient “This scholarship will help to reduce the steep financial burden of my graduate education. In particular, the scholarship will help with summer tuition costs as I embark on the task of preparing for my doctoral comprehensive exams. I am excited to contribute meaningfully to the field of HR and to SHRM as well, and this Foundation scholarship has made these goals increasingly possible!” Chelsea LeNoble 2014 SHRM Foundation academic scholarship recipient

13 Shaping the Future of HR Next Step: Contact Allison Samis Associate Development Specialist More information is available online:


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