LinkedIn Recruiting Solutions tagline
Expanding Beyond your Existing NetworkLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedBoard Member ConnectLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedYou need a powerful network of connections in order to achieve your mission
LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedYouYour next development directorYour future board memberA real estate lawyer interested in doing pro bono workA local funder who can support your causeYour BoardUsing your boards network to achieve your mission is key. LinkedIn can help! 33In these slides..Learn how to make powerful connections on LinkedIn, leveraging your boards network
Discover the advantages of using LinkedIn to recruit board members
Explore LinkedIns new program - LinkedIn Board Member Connect - and get all the details on how you can apply for a complimentary membership (a $1,000 annual value)
LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved4Leverage Your Boards NetworkLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedYour board is the gateway to the people that will open doors for your organizationLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedLinkedIn makes it easy to work with your board to find the right talent for your needsFirst, you need to make sure you are connected to your board on LinkedInLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved9Decide what youre looking forSearch your networkConnect and build relationshipsYou need the right connections to:Attract future board membersSecure fundingConnect with top-quality professional volunteers
LinkedIn eliminates the who do you know game by enabling you to visualize your boards network.Next, search for the connections to support your mission, leveraging your boards networkLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved10A strategy consultant to help build your 3-year planA part-time accountant to maintain your booksA graphic designer to create a new logo
Decide what youre looking for.
Search your network, using Advanced Search.LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved11
Enter your target criteria in LinkedIns Advanced Search:http://www.linkedin.com/search?trk=advsrch
LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedLook for 1st and 2nd degree connections they are your strongest connections.Connect and start the conversation.12Highlight the degrees and give faceless people faces12Discover the advantages of recruiting board members on LinkedInLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved14We need someone with a tech background
Who do you know with a software background thats VP or above? Maybe from that big local IT consulting company?(Repeat many times with all of your board members)
Found a candidate! Lets get to know her better.
ScreeningWho do you knowgameGovernancecommitteeRecruiting board members normally looks like.Hey Ed, I see you have a connection to that local IT consulting company I think John Doe might be a great fit for the board. What do you think? Could you provide an introduction?Recruiting board members on LinkedIn can look like.LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved15We need someone with a tech background
John seems interested. Lets get to know him better.
ScreeningRequested TargetedIntroductionsGovernancecommitteeJoin LinkedIn Board Member ConnectLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved
LinkedIn Board Connect is a free service that helps you quickly identify connections to potential board members with the precise skills and background youre looking for by leveraging the LinkedIn platform and a premium search tool called Talent Finder
LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved17LinkedIn PlatformTalent FinderBoard Connect+=What is LinkedIn Board Member Connect?Once you know the profile of who you are looking for, LinkedIn Board Connect super-powers your searchSearch your boards network using the same product that corporate recruiters use to hire top talentBoard Connect allows you to narrow by seniority, company size, past employers, years of experience, Fortune 1000 firm, and more LinkedIn Board Connect helps you identify high potential board candidates through enhanced search capabilities with free access to LinkedIns Talent Finder (a $1000 annual value)
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Get access to a powerfully connected nonprofit peer network with membership to the Board Connect group LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved18Define who you are looking forLinkedInBoardConnectRequest SpecificIntroductionsScreeningHow can LinkedIn Board Member Connect help you?You, along with your board, define who you are looking for
Instead of spending time playing the who do you know game, search intelligently with premium search filters such as years of experience and job function
Identify a short list of candidates (review their profiles instantly)
Ask your board for specific introductions or send a direct inMail
Continue with the normal vetting and screening processLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved19For more information on board recruiting or board roles and responsibilities visit: www.boardsource.orgRecruiting great board members on LinkedIn is easyNeed Help?If youre not sure how to get started on your board recruitment strategy, our friends at BoardSource can help.
Get answers to these and many more questions:What are the basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards?What are the responsibilities of individual board members?How should a nonprofit board of directors be structured?What questions should we ask our potential board members?How can we promote diversity while avoiding tokenism?How do we keep board members informed?
And access valuable tools and resources that can help guide your recruitment strategy:Recruiting a Stronger BoardThe Board Building Cycle
The connections you need to change the world are here. Let us help you find them.LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved21Apply for an invitation to join LinkedIn Board Member Connect at:LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved22http://nonprofits.linkedin.com
LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved23Appendix: Making the Case to Join LinkedIn Board Member ConnectHow to Share LinkedIn Board Connect with your BoardLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights ReservedUse the following slides to present LinkedIn Board Member Connect at your next board meeting.LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved25We need connections to help us achieve our mission and that starts by having board members like you join our cause.
Instead of asking around and spending so much time playing the who do you know game, we can search our networks intelligently with LinkedIn
When we are looking for a new board member, the recruiting committee can identify a short list of candidates on LinkedIn (and review their resumes instantly), then ask board members for specific introductions
LinkedIn can help us search faster but we still need to conduct our normal vetting processLinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved26How can LinkedIn help us recruit new board members?How does LinkedIn Board Member Connect work?LinkedIn Board Connect allows us to quickly search the networks of all board members that are already using LinkedIn and are connected to the ED or recruiting committee chair.
The recruiting committee will use our LinkedIn network as-is we dont need to spend time setting up a new tool or system.
Keeping your LinkedIn network up-to-date is the most important factor in successful searches.
Once we identify a candidate, well ask you for an introduction to the individual.
We will never cold call your connections!
LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved27Identify high potential board candidates through enhanced search capabilities using LinkedIns Talent Finder (a $1000 annual value)
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Get access to a powerfully connected nonprofit peer network with membership to the Board Connect group LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved28What is included with LinkedIn Board Member Connect?In order to search your network, you must be registered with LinkedIn and you must be connected to the ED or recruiting committee chair or whomever is doing the searching.
The ED or recruiting committee chair will be able to see your connections through the search and then will ask you for specific introductions when appropriate.
You dont need to add any additional features or register for anything new to participate.
We simply provide our EIN to LinkedIn and the individual in charge of recruiting will have the features activated on his/her own LinkedIn account.
LinkedIn Confidential 2013 All Rights Reserved29What do you need to do?