Post updated Dec 7th 2017
I was once asked if I knew anyone who had connections with a hospice – at first I thought I didn’t, but then I decided to leverage (see my 2013 blog about this) my LinkedIn contacts.
Anyone on LinkedIn can do it – here’s the route: enter ‘Hospice’ in search box at top left of page, choose ‘Hospice in People’ then filter your search e.g. you might just want a list of your ‘1st connections’ who know about hospices.
By doing this (using the filters on the right hand side of the page), I discovered I knew 9 people amongst my ‘1st connections’ who had a connection to a hospice – if I included my ‘2nd connections’, I found out that I know 1,251! I could then narrow the list further by using the ‘Location’, ‘Current Company’ and/or ‘Industry’ filters.
For me, it was enough to be able to choose from amongst my ‘1st connections’ but I was glad to know that I had further options, should I not have had any choice amongst them.
I was an early adopter of LinkedIn and I’m delighted that it’s standing the test of time – if you have any other questions about how you could use this great social media platform to help your business or community group, and you think we could help you, please get in touch.