Networking is a huge part of Paul Nazareth’s life.
As the vice president of education and development at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, he spends a lot of time at conferences, networking nights, and dinners. Nazareth once estimated he attends roughly 250 such events a year. Nearly all of them were put on hold — at least in person — as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Networking in the social impact sector has changed profoundly over the course of the pandemic. LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms have, of course, hosted networking discussions among professionals for years. But in-person conferences and networking nights remained the sector’s preferred forms of making professional connections until public health restrictions made such events irresponsible.
What’s so different about networking during the pandemic, Nazare
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