LinkedIn and Taproot Team Up to Support Nonprofit Boards

LinkedIn and Taproot Team Up to Support Nonprofit Boards

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 10:30am


At the Board Source Leadership Forum in Chicago last year, LinkedIn announced the launch of a new initiative to help solve one of the biggest challenges in the nonprofit sector: finding and recruiting the best board members.

Taproot has been a core partner in helping LinkedIn design and launch the new Board Connect program. LinkedIn's path to create Board Connect is a unique example of a company in the tech field that not only had a strong interest in donating their product but also wanted to create a solution in partnership with the nonprofits it was looking to help.

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