If you work with a non-profit organization, get thee to LinkedIn right now. The social networking site has just released a new tool called Board Connect that is all about helping non-profits find new board members.
Meg Garlinhouse, head of employment brand and community for LinkedIn, told Mashable,
“There’s a huge supply and demand issue we’re trying to solve — more than 2 million non-profit board seats need to be filled each year and non-profit leaders are challenged with finding the right individuals to join those boards.”
It’s not at all surprising given that everyone’s days are already filled to overflowing with work, home and community responsibilities. Add to that, the fact that the people running a non-profit are generally handling more tasks than any one person should and it’s a wonder these groups continue to function.