{Blogger’s note: in recognition of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day where local chapters are holding conferences, from Friday Nov 7th (Westchester) to next Friday Nov 14th (Long Island), I will post daily excerpts from a column I wrote in the Fairfield County Business Journal showing nonprofits how to benefit from using LinkedIn.}

LI-for-goodTroll the waters for new board members and volunteers using LinkedIn’s nonprofit tools at nonprofits.linkedin.com.

You can tap into the million-plus database of volunteers who have offered their pro bono services or seek a board position.

These noble people are “low hanging fruit” for a nonprofit.

LinkedIn also offers to nonprofits the same talent-finding tools and techniques that businesses use.