Sunday, March 1, 2009

LinkedIn and Volunteer Match Paried together!

New VolunteerMatch Group at LinkedIn Invites Professionals to Network, Share Ideas on Giving Back

Members of the LinkedIn network who share a commitment to volunteering and service are now invited to sign up for VolunteerMatch's new public group at Through the new group, professionals can connect, network professionally, share ideas, and inspire each other to service that strengthens our communities.

"Our members tells us they overwhelmingly use LinkedIn for professional networking," said Robert Rosenthal, director of communications for VolunteerMatch. "By solidifying our presence at LinkedIn, we want to give professionals who volunteer and professionals at nonprofits the tools they need to connect, collaborate and thrive."

Launched in 2003, LinkedIn has grown to serve a community of more than 33 millions registered members. After joining the network, an individual can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with other qualified professionals to accomplish their goals. The site is free to join.

"When professionals partner with nonprofits and donate their skills, it not only has a major impact in the ability of nonprofits to achieve their missions, it also helps individuals position themselves in the job market, learn new skills, and gain valuable leadership experience," said Rosenthal. "The potential is limitless."

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About VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch is the Web's largest and most popular volunteer network, and is committed to strengthening communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. Its award-winning online service,, helps visitors find local volunteer opportunities by location, interest area, and/or keyword. The VolunteerMatch network welcomed more than 10 million visitors in 2008, including millions of participants in employee volunteer programs, and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for more than 62,000 nonprofits.