Social media for social good is my passion. I spend my nights and weekends advising amazing nonprofits (see Go Inspire Go and the American Red Cross Silicon Valley) on how they can leverage social media to fulfill their missions.

I’ve had the honor this year of presenting to several nonprofit boards about how they can leverage LinkedIn to help their organizations. My goal in these presentations was to inspire at least one nonprofit board member to think differently about LinkedIn – as not just a place where they may go to find a job, but a place where they can build their professional networks to support the causes they care about.

As my mentor Meg Garlinghouse has said many times, “human capital is the future of philanthropy” – I believe nonprofit board members are leading the way. If you sit on the board of a nonprofit, you were recruited because of their passion, talent, resources and relationships. This presentation outlines why and how you should leverage your LinkedIn presence to benefit your favorite nonprofit organization.

If you’re not already serving on a nonprofit board but are interested in joining one, indicate your aspirations on your LinkedIn profile.

Have other LinkedIn tips for nonprofit board members? Please share them in the comments below or on Twitter @cheesycons.