Hi! My name is Tim and I am just now starting to get involved in some marketing efforts for both my small business as well as a fundraising group/charity that I have. I would like to find out some different ways to get involved in business networking in my local area so that I can start to get the word out about these avenues and make some great connections.

What I am wondering is if I should be networking on behalf of one entity at a time or is it going to beneficial for me to tie the two in together as I am meeting other business professionals?

I know that they have some great mixers in and around my local area, which are always a nice place to meet other people who are in the same business vein as me. However, I am also now thinking about looking at different ways that I can set up some business meet ups or happy hour type events where everyone can gather and have a great time.

Would it work if I were to do a mixer that was for the fundraiser/charity that I have with my business as a major sponsor for it? I just want to make sure that I cross all of my t’s and dot all of my i’s for business networking.