LinkedIn Board Connect: Helping to Grow Nonprofits

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LinkedIn Board ConnectIf you work for a nonprofit, you know how difficult it can be to find professional help. While there are plenty of willing experts, connecting to them sometimes can be a challenge. On Sept. 17 LinkedIn announced a new service, LinkedIn Board Connect, to address this problem for the nonprofits. This new service is designed to give nonprofits an easy way to find marketing experts, human resources personnel, and other professionals whose talents are needed. With the addition of this new service, LinkedIn for nonprofits becomes a powerful force for good.

Here is a look at LinkedIn Board Connect:

Talent Finder

Organizations that are registered as a nonprofit in the United States can use this service for free—a $1000 value. This is the main tool used to match your organization to the people it needs. Talent Finder includes perks such as receiving alerts when a great candidate appears, the ability to search within specific groups, and special talent filters to help match organizations with excellent prospects.

Educational Webcast

This is one of the great ways this LinkedIn for nonprofits service helps organizations expand the depth and breadth of their knowledge base on a variety of topics.  This content is exclusive to LinkedIn and covers topics like how to make connections and how to find the right person for your nonprofit.

Board Connect Groups

These are similar to how other groups work in LinkedIn, except Board Connect Groups are exclusively for nonprofits. Connecting to other organizations helps to establish important professional relationships and is an effective way for nonprofits to share advice with other nonprofits.

 

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Nick Stamoulis
Nick Stamoulis

LinkedIn groups are not only a great way to connect with similarly minded people, but they are a good source for content. Group discussions can create great content topics. Plus groups can share their content across groups to help widen their social media audience.

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