Networking is crucial for one’s personal and professional growth in the work sphere. Organizations employ people specifically to expand their network in the ecosystem they work.
For non-profits, networking is essential because of the closely linked roles of various stakeholders in the ecosystem, inter-dependence, and dependence on governments and donors.
Remember that many human factors come into the picture in any sector, organization, or industry. So, networking does not only have a rational basis but emotional too. Keep in mind these points:
- Be friendly and greet people you meet.
- Introduce yourselves get to know about the others.
- Try to stay in touch. You might not like all the people you need to meet, but be aware of your emotional responses and try to balance them.
Sometimes for organizations, it might seem a herculean task to expand a network, not to worry! In this video, here is a detailed description of How NGOs can build a network?