More Than Just a Resume: Share your Volunteer Aspirations on Your LinkedIn Profile
October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Read the post by Alison Dorsey, Social Impact Manager at LinkedIn
Earlier this year, the Berkeley Food and Housing Project leveraged LinkedIn to find a passionate young architect Caroline Nassif to join their Board. Caroline is just one of the 82% of LinkedIn members who expressed an interest in volunteering through LinkedIn member surveys, an indication of how our definition of being a “professional” is evolving.
Our professional identities are no longer just about what we do from 9-5, but what we’re passionate about outside of work. For the first time, you will be able to share your philanthropic aspirations on your LinkedIn profile by calling out whether you want to volunteer and serve on a nonprofit board. If you’ve already donated your time and talents, share your experiences in the Volunteer Experience and Causes section.
Update your profile today!
- Add volunteer or pro bono experience
- Indicate your willingness to donate your skills
- Add organizations and causes you support to your profile
- Blog post on the ability to signal your interest in donating your time and talent
About Pro Bono Service
Pro bono--short for pro bono publico, "for the public good"—refers to professional services delivered without expectation of a fee to organizations serving the social good. It is both a form of support for community organizations as well as an increasingly core part of the ethic of business professionals from design to HR and technology, who believe that high-quality professional services are too important to only be available to those who can afford them