As an associate with Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc. we are asked to “live our mission” by actively engaging as volunteers with the nonprofits whose missions match our personal passions. I have chosen to support three organizations, one of which is the Kansas Women’s Business Center. Earlier this month, I reconnected with the Executive Director at the Kauffmann Center during the GivingUSA presentation. We agreed to get together in September. Following our meeting, I found she had a profile on LinkedIn. I requested that she join my network, and now we can keep up-to-date before our September meeting. I have found this professional networking site to serve not only as a personal avenue for finding former friends and colleagues, but as an excellent way to expand my professional networking and information gathering. Have you joined LinkedIn? What are your experiences? If you are looking to make more of your LinkedIn profile, check out this site: “33 Ways to use LinkedIn for Business.”
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By Jennifer Furla
Executive Vice President
Despite being part of the Boomer generation, where my grade-school son thinks “Mom and Dad” are decidedly uncool in trying to rap to his new-styled dance and hip-hop music, I still consider myself young and “hip.” So I answered incredulously when my much-younger cousin, in connecting with me by email over the holidays, asked if I knew what Facebook was.
Know it? I have a page!
Facebook was a common thread in emails and chance meetings among friends, relatives and acquaintances over the holiday break. It seemed that a whole new batch of us had awakened to this new technology of social networking and were anxious to try our hand at it.
In keeping with our promise to not only know state-of-the art, but to be state-of-the-art, our firm has made a commitment to ramp up our collective and individual aptitude for new technology, the likely audiences that will connect to it, and how all of this can impact your nonprofit fundraising. Continue reading