In a blog post, Executive Chairman and co-founder Reid Hoffman noted that many LinkedIn members aren't looking for traditional employment opportunities, and a dedicated volunteer marketplace provides a space to seek out mutually beneficial partnerships between professionals and the non-profit community.
Hoffman wrote: "By providing opportunities for all these different kinds of LinkedIn members, we aim to help the social sector by doing what we do best as a company: connecting talent with opportunity at massive scale."
LinkedIn's members have already demonstrated a desire for more non-profit work, according to the company. More than 3 million of its 259 million members have included the "Volunteer and Causes" section in their profile -- adding information on the volunteer work they do and causes they support -- and in the last six months, 600,000 have signaled they would like to volunteer their skills or serve on a board.
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