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How to add Founders Pledge membership to your LinkedIn profile

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Thea Thorsen
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Adding your Founders Pledge membership as a feature on your LinkedIn Profile is a great way to increase the visibility of the community.

It could also catalyse some really interesting conversations about social impact with your connections. If you want to add Founders Pledge, here's our recommended way of doing so:

  1. Click ‘Add experience’ and make sure to select Founders Pledge’s LinkedIn page under Company Title, so that it leads to the Founders Pledge LinkedIn page.

  2. As the 'Role' we suggest 'Founders Pledge Member' or 'Pledger'.

  3. Add a note. This can be your quote from your pledger profile, a personal text about what the pledge means to you, or this sample:

"I’m excited to be a member of Founders Pledge. We’re a global community of entrepreneurs finding and funding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Every member, including myself, has made a legally binding commitment to donate a portion of personal proceeds on liquidity to social causes. The Founders Pledge team provides charity research and vetting, a global network of experts, and end-to-end giving infrastructure, and they take no cuts and charge no fees. They also host community events across the globe. Drop me a message if you want to be put in touch."

You should now have an entry that looks like this, and be able to move it to wherever you prefer on your profile:

Thank you for the support. And don't forget to give our LinkedIn page a follow while you're at it. It's a great place to keep up with our community news, research and content.

-- Team FP

Thea Thorsen


Thea is the communications manager at Founders Pledge. She joined in July 2016 after graduating with a First Class Honour BASc from University College London, specialising in Cultural Anthropology. She has a background in the not-for-profit sector, having worked for Amnesty International as well as in a number of roles in Norway’s largest youth environmental organisation. Before moving to London she was a facilitator at an environmental conference in Madagascar, studied Arabic, and worked at an archaeological museum.