Sometimes we get caught up trying to solve all our internal problems by ourselves. There are many ways to bring outside-world knowledge into your organization. Connections with nonprofit industry associations can create tremendous networking opportunities, as well as opportunities to discuss technology and business issues, suppliers, potential customers and much more. The key to networking is sharing. Open up your mind, your staff and your facility to like-minded people. Most will give you a return you wouldn’t find if you kept your doors closed.
In the April issue of Smart Business Magazine, VMS CEO, Dolf Kahle, talks about the importance of networking. He emphasizes how beneficial it is not just for awareness but he utilizes it as a learning tool, even networking with competitors. You can read the full article here.