LinkedIn for Nonprofits
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:30 pm
Classroom | Washington, DC
Learn how to use LinkedIn for purposes other than job hunting.
The nonprofit world does well at leveraging online social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Blogs as a part of its communications, fundraising and advocacy strategy. But when it comes to LinkedIn as a social network, the general perception in the field is that it is largely a job-hunting tool. This training aims to change this perception; beyond job hunting, we will uncover other possibilities of LinkedIn that are scarcely tapped into. Participants will learn how to also use LinkedIn for crowd-funding, partnership building, global collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Participants will learn how to:
- Better leverage the strategic use of LinkedIn.
- Improve job searching strategies; directly reach decision makers and have recruiters contacting you.
- Use LinkedIn for global social campaigns; recruit change ambassadors, donors and strategic partners.
- Integrate teams across workstations, and create a platform for internal and external collaboration.
About the speaker:
Gbenga Ogunjimi has been involved in social media for 6 years. In his current position, he manages the Nonprofit Management Series of Atlas Corps, and strengthens this organization’s institutional and corporate partnerships using LinkedIn. In particular, he is responsible for leveraging LinkedIn for the curriculum development of the Nonprofit Management Series program, sourcing knowledge partners and managing strategic partnerships.
Previously, as Founder/CEO at LDI Africa, Gbenga was responsible for helping African businesses embrace LinkedIn as a strategic tool for opening their businesses to the world. Gbenga runs monthly LinkedIn training for entrepreneurs and professionals seeking global competitiveness. Before that, he worked as Social Media Consultant with United Nations in Nigeria where he was responsible for promoting the use of LinkedIn for academic institutions in strengthening their internal and external collaboration systems through the ICT4D for Disadvantaged Communities Project. He earned a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from Lagos State University.
Space is limited. Register online below or by calling 202-331-1400. Registrants requiring disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.
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