Ventureneer Webinar Shows Nonprofit Leaders How to Build Visibility, Donor-Base Using LinkedIn

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With budgets still shrinking, nonprofits need to tap every possible source of support. LinkedIn is an inexpensive but powerful tool to do just that.

New York, NY July 1, 2010 -- An outstanding profile is the first step in using LinkedIn to build a nonprofit's visibility and revenue. If used to its full extent, LinkedIn can source donors, prospective board members, and volunteers; showcase an organization; and take the organization into donor markets not otherwise tapped.

The door will open for those who have the key. And Ventureneer is hosting a webinar that will give that key to nonprofit leaders. In LinkedIn for Nonprofit Organizations, a free webinar, nonprofit executives will learn to:

  •     Optimize their private profiles.
  •     Create a compelling organizational profile.
  •     Join and participate in industry and other peer groups effectively.
  •     Arrange to meet people they do not know, using connections: donors: board members, volunteers.
  •     Add blogs, tweets, advertising, and presentations to a profile.
  •     Ask questions of peer groups.
  •     Become an expert answerer.
  •     This online seminar will be held Wednesday, July 14, from 2 - 3pm ET.

"With budgets still shrinking, nonprofits need to tap every possible source of support," says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer. "LinkedIn is an inexpensive but powerful tool to do just that."

LinkedIn enhances the continual networking that nonprofit leaders do, and can feed the donor pipeline. Novices, come listen carefully. Frequent user, come learn more. For those anywhere in-between, get ready to jumpstart that LinkedIn presence.

Caution: “ah-ha” moments have been reported from this free webinar. The class is taught by Marc W. Halpert, Managing Partner, Your Best Interest LLC, who has been recognized for client service and is a frequent speaker at national, regional, and local conferences for small businesses and nonprofits.

"You have definitely stimulated my mind to join the 21st century," said former student Harvey Paris, president of Jewish Family Service in Bridgeport, CN.

Since leaving the corporate world eight years ago, Halpert has started two companies offering specialized, paperless electronic payment services to optimize the cash flow. In his new business, Connect2Collaborate, Halpert uses his skills in networking and his LinkedIn evangelism to train and coach others.
Nonprofit staff and management -- especially those in marketing, communications, fundraising, and public relations -- will find this class useful.

For more information or to register, go to Ventureneer's website.

About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. She honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events, and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.


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