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Indiana SHRM News
Indiana SHRM News

Foundation Update February 2020

Ed Carpenter, SHRM-SCP, Foundation Director

Race to 100% Giving

The SHRM Foundation has brought back the 100% Giving Recognition program for 2020 and we’re going to revive the “Race to 100% Giving” theme. We’d like all chapters to make a donation with chapter funds by the end of the first quarter, so mark your calendars for March 31st! This donation doesn’t have to be a large one, so $25 or $50 will do the trick for this initiative. Once Indiana becomes the first state to achieve this goal, we’re going to challenge the rest.

Conference Auction and Raffle

We’re going to change up things for our SHRM Foundation fundraising events at the HR Indiana Annual Conference! We’re going to have an online auction in addition to a raffle. The raffle will will be a one-day event and we’re going to run an online auction for the full conference and possibly market the items beyond the conference attendees.

For the online auction, we’d like each chapter to work on creating a gift package (or two) to promote your area of the state. The idea is to solicit hotels in your area to donate a night and have dinner for two at a nice local restaurant and maybe some other entertainment included in the package.

Other items we could put on the online auction could be some type of special event tickets or high ticket items that are donated. Certainly some of the great gift baskets you’ve created over the years could work for the raffle and the online auction. We will need details and/or photos of all the auction items, but not items you want to be in the raffle. We’ll send out more details on this event closer to the conference, but wanted you all to have time to start reaching out for local donations from hotels and restaurants.

Lastly, please remember to encourage your members to make sure to designate your chapter and the Indiana State Council when they make donations to the SHRM Foundation. This helps both groups gain some well-deserved recognition for our support of the Foundation.