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How to Use LinkedIn for Nonprofit Staff Recruitment

Date/TimeThursday, October 13, 2011, 2-3pm ET

Approximately 75% of nonprofits do not have any formal budget for recruiting employees, according to the 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey.

Nonprofits need 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.

Whether you’re looking for an executive director, a grant writer, network administrator, program director, communications manager or receptionist, you can find people with the required skills and a passion for your cause by using LinkedIn

In this free, online seminar, 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 cost -- to make their relationship research and recruiting efforts more successful. He’ll also offer information, stories, and demo’s of LinkedIn’s Hiring Solutions offerings that nonprofits can invest in to research, reach, and recruit essential staff, board members, volunteers, and supporters.

With more than 120 million individual members, including 3.6 million nonprofit professionals, LinkedIn gives nonprofits a quick way to research and recruit the most likely candidates and to connect with them.

It should be no surprise that The S-Net: A Study in Social Media Usage & Behavior found that LinkedIn is viewed as the most valuable social network and its rating has grown 44% since last year.

LinkedIn created its Nonprofit Solutions group in May to make it easier for nonprofits to access resources exclusively focused on their needs. Nonprofit Solutions also offers LinkedIn Hiring Solutions at a reduced rate to a select list of 501(c)3 nonprofits. For more about how LinkedIn is serving nonprofits, go to LinkedIn Nonprofit Solutions.

Bryan will explain all these features and, as a bonus, you’ll learn no-cost ways to assure even more success with each of these services.

Who Should Attend?
  • Executive directors
  • Executive search committee members
  • Human Resources directors and staff
  • Hiring managers
Bryan Breckenridge, LinkedIn’s Nonprofit Success Enabler

Bryan has helped organizations in the nonprofit and commercial sectors use technology to exceed their goals for more than 14 years. He currently helps nonprofits fulfill their missions by using LinkedIn to connect with future staff members, donors, board members, clients, partners, and with one another. Bryan has vast expertise in coaching and energizing people; selling to and supporting nonprofit and commercial sector customers; and designing and delivering sales training.