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.