Millions of nonprofit board seats are open and need to be filled each year. Approximately 75% of nonprofits do not have any formal budget for recruiting board members or staff, according to the 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey.
Nonprofits need board recruiting tools that are easy to implement, cost efficient and, most importantly, connect them with the best people. Social recruiting — using social media to recruit staff — does just that. And LinkedIn does social recruiting best.
It’s not just a word of mouth game anymore. You can find excellent board candidates with the required skills and a passion for your cause by using LinkedIn. Organizations of all sizes are starting to do it already.
In this free webinar Bryan Breckenridge, LinkedIn’s Nonprofit Success Enabler and founder of LinkedIn Nonprofit Solutions will provide a few of the basics that nonprofits can use — at no or limited cost — to make their relationship research and board recruiting efforts more successful.
He’ll also offer stories of how he and other nonprofit leaders have used LinkedIn to recruit peers for the boards they’re on.