Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LinkedIn Launches ‘Volunteer Marketplace’

Nonprofits can now leverage the more than 250 million members of LinkedIn to find volunteers with the launch this week of the LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace.
Members can locate skill-based volunteer opportunities and nonprofit board positions while nonprofits can access an online network of 250 million professionals worldwide to find people who are interested in giving their time. LinkedIn partnered with VolunteerMatch, BoardSource, Catchafire and Taproot Foundation and has been testing the Volunteer Marketplace for months, according to Meg Garlinghouse, head of LinkedIn for Good.
“We know members want to use their skills to change the world and volunteer,” Garlinghouse said. In a survey of LinkedIn members, 82 percent said they want to volunteer their time and skills and more than 40 percent of hiring managers consider volunteer work equivalent to full-time work. One in five hiring managers said they hired someone because of volunteer experience, Garlinghouse said.
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Source: Mark Hrywna (www.thenonprofittimes.com)

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