Author Archives: Holly Hall
September 18, 2012, 10:53 am
LinkedIn, the professional networking site, has announced a free new service called Board Connect to help charities recruit board members who have much-needed skills.
LinkedIn offers charities a place to post detailed information about their organization and the professional and volunteer connections of its board members and other leaders.
Through Board Connect, groups can then search LinkedIn for potential new board members by listing skills that would be helpful, such as an accounting or legal background, job title, nonprofit affiliations, and other characteristics. Board Connect returns a list of people who meet those criteria and have connections to one or more board members or staff members at the nonprofit.
To be eligible for the service, an official from each charity must complete a short questionnaire, provide proof of the organization’s tax-exempt status, and…