A new tool seeking to help non-profit organizations find board members has just been rolled out by LinkedIn, a social network for professionals. According to Renee Frojo from the San Francisco Business Times, the new tool is called “Bridge Connect,” and it assists nonprofits in looking for the people with the skills they need.
Frojo shares that Meg Garlinghouse, the head of social impact for LinkedIn, has announced that Bridge Connect makes the process of searching for board members “more efficient.” Basically, the tool allows non-profit organizations to seek out professionals that possess specific skills from certain geographic locations.
Notably, the social network has partnered with Taproot Foundation, an organization that helps nonprofits in finding people who are willing to work pro bono. Garlinghouse also mentions that there is clearly a demand for such professionals; the only challenge here is in connecting them with the right people.