Millions of LinkedIn Members Want to Volunteer Their Skills for Good [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 30, 2015

What do 140,000 marketers, 4,000 Googlers, and 170,000 C-level executives have in common?

They all want to use their skills for good!

More than 4 million professionals like them have expressed interest in joining a nonprofit board or doing skills-based volunteering – or both.

GreatNonprofits, an organization that helps people find and rate other nonprofits, recently found two of these professionals on LinkedIn. Both are product managers who are spending 6 months to develop critical web-based tools to help the organization expand its reach.

“Both volunteers are creative, analytical, and really engaging deeply with staff,” says GreatNonprofits Founder and CEO Perla Ni. “We’re encouraged by how many talented, passionate people there are on LinkedIn who are willing to commit time to help nonprofits.”

As a professional, you can signal you want to use your skills for good on your LinkedIn profile by checking the boxes for “Joining a nonprofit board” and/or “Skills-based volunteering” in the Volunteer Experience & Causes section. If you’ve already done that, try searching for volunteer opportunities in your area.

For nonprofit organizations, we’ve made it quick and easy to find professionals who are eager to help. Use our free Advanced Search tool to find these talented needles in the haystack.

We took a closer look at the millions of LinkedIn members who’ve raised their hands for volunteer or board service, and found some interesting insights. For starters, the stereotype that millennials are hungry for purpose actually rings true. Also, the highest concentration of would-be volunteers are in the Midwest. And they have a ton of valuable skills – from strategic planning to marketing – for nonprofits to leverage.

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