- The IFMA Linked in page is intended to support the chapters marketing and image platforms, and falls under the leadership of Marketing and Communications Committee, and The Social Media Sub-Committee.
- In its current format, the LinkedIn page was established as a communication tool for St. Louis Chapter Members only. Change in this policy will need to be approved by the Executive Board.
- The Chapter Administrator is the prime “Manager” of the LinkedIn account with co-ownership by the sitting Social Media Sub-Committee chair.
- Prime uses of Linked in include
- As an open forum for Chapter Members to discuss knowledge, request referrals, and in general review common interests related to Facilities Management
- As a tool for the Chapter to provide information on upcoming events, knowledge programs, career-related postings and searches.
- There is a Request to join on the main page site. Upon making the request, the user will receive an automatic response that the request is in review.
- The Chapter Administrator will examine request and determine if the applicant is a Chapter Member in good standing or not, and either approve the request, or turn down with a note that the site is closed to chapter members only and if their status changes for any reason they are welcome to reapply and attend chapter meetings to learn more.
- The site is governed by the same statements and rules as Chapter meetings. I.E. that the site is for professional use, and that blatant over marketing or overzealous use may result in expulsion from the site. The following are the simple group rules posted on the site:
Business Etiquette (including social media such as this site)
“IFMA events are learning and/or networking events. We encourage you not to use IFMA events as selling events. Meet and network with other members and follow-up with people that might be interested in your product or service at an appropriate time. Be prepared to cultivate a relationship, not a sale. Be a resource to building members.”