Yesterday LinkedIn announced some impressive numbers, a sleek updated profile view (get it early!) and an overview of recent feature updates. As presented by VP of Product Deep Nishar, updates were aimed to help members simplify, grow and easily access their professional identity everyday. While it’s hard not be bullish about the over 175K new profiles created each day on LinkedIn, the over 5B searches projected to be conducted by the close of 2012 or the over million groups established, what excites us the most is LinkedIn’s recent announcement of Board Connect.
Board Connect will offer Advancement Offices and other Non-Profit entities FREE access to LinkedIn’s premium Talent Finder product, along with exclusive educational webcasts and an invite to the Board Connect group. With Talent Finder ($1,000 value), non-profit leaders will be able to send 25 messages per month to potential donors, board members and volunteers they are not yet connected to (referred to as “InMail”), have access to premium filters for advanced search, a profile organizer and many other features to help them expand their network.
For access to Board Connect circle your calendar and sign up for the webcast launch on November 8th. Get started early in order to claim your council before other non-profits do for 2013!