Mountain View, CA (January 15, 2014) – To help nonprofits recruit qualified volunteers and assist individuals eager to volunteer with nonprofits, LinkedIn has launched a volunteer marketplace. Nonprofits can post opportunities for volunteers and volunteer professionals. And LinkedIn members can search for volunteer opportunities in their local communities. It’s a match!
LinkedIn is a professional networking website which launched in 2003. As of last year, LinkedIn reported more than 260 million users in more than 200 countries and territories.
According to LinkedIn for Good, 82% of surveyed LinkedIn members have communicated that they want volunteer their time and skills and thus far more than 600,000 LinkedIn members have added their Volunteer Experience & Causes to their LinkedIn profiles.
The service is not free for nonprofits, but it’s offered at a discounted rate of 90% off LinkedIn’s standard rate for job postings, or $19.50 for a 30-day volunteer posting. To begin, your nonprofit must first claim and set up your LinkedIn Company Page and then visit LinkedIn for Nonprofits to post your volunteer opportunities. Get started.