While the word “networking” strikes fear into many people’s hearts, the act of networking achieves a lot of good.
Members say networking helps them:
- Get the funding they need for world-changing projects
- Reignite their passion for their professional choices
- Solve problems that make people’s lives better
- Connect with causes bigger than themselves
- Share ideas that open their minds
- Become more discerning thinkers
- Make better business decisions
- Learn how to do things better
- Communicate with purpose
- Flex their empathy muscles
- Get the support they need
- Make friends
As hors d’oeuvre trays, attendee name tag lanyards, and bartender carts stay carefully tucked away, people need networking now more than ever. There are big problems to solve in every industry and profession. Members could really use each other’s support.
This need presents associations with a unique opportunity, the chance to bring back networking now and bring it to our whole membership. Let’s figure out how to include great networking opportunities in our upcoming virtual events.
Thank you to all the intrepid explorers who signed up for the Virtual Networking Incubator! Applications have closed, but you will hear more from this group as we figure out what works (and what doesn’t work) in the universe of virtual networking.
- Solve the virtual networking problem
- Networking is super awkward for a reason
- These are the early days of virtual networking