Who we Are

The NetworKing BV. was established in 1991 by Charles D.A. Ruffolo – MPA. Charles is a Professional Networker who developed networking into a new science which now acts as the cornerstone of the foundation of a flourishing global company.

After Charles D.A. Ruffolo met (1976) his Dutch wife, Herma, the American soldier exchanged his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the Netherlands in the Dutch province of Drenthe/Overijssel. He served and retired after 20 years from the military and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and served as a Battalion Sergeant Major. He earned his MPA/MBA degree in his free time in the military and fine-tuned his natural talent for linking (networking) common interests. Ruffolo is an International Speaker, Author, Publisher and Trainer that has spoken in many countries, presents over 100 times each year and is the most asked American speaker in Europe. Charles Ruffolo is the Founder of the Giving Back Foundation.

What we Do

With a networking reach of over 250,000 individuals globally, The NetworKing BV provides individual’s the chance to become successful entrepreneurs and better business minded individuals who turn everyday networking into profitable business.

The NetworKing BV. continues to convene individuals and leaders through ongoing activities and opportunities that enhance their individuals skills and develop their capabilities to find more ways to succeed in their businesses.

Our professional staff does this by providing a variety of networking services to assist individuals, organizations and companies expand their market shares and generate new business; hands-on training courses to groups and companies; lectures around the world on the power of networking; a highly effective networking venue known as The Network Club that has thousands of members worldwide; publishing books, magazines and material addressing effective networking; acting hosting to many high profile events and personally introducing you to other business minded people in the market.

Our Vision

Our vision is to use interpersonal skills and networking abilities, combined with vast experience, to provide individuals and companies with the poise necessary to achieve and exceed their expectations globally.

Our Mission

The mission of The NetworKing BV is to empower business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs, governmental officials, students, emerging leaders and others to utilize their networking skills to develop and enhance their capabilities to increase their positions in the market and generate business.


Our goal is to increase the individual’s level of awareness to activity their networks by identifying & knowing who’s in their network then subsequently building, communicating, leading, motivating, enthusing and energizing that network to grow their business.

Our History


Joined the BusinessLounge Family

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By activating his Network, in 2011, Ruffolo helped set up the TV Station 24Kitchen, the first Dutch food lifestyle platform that creates a community, where food quality is of paramount importance. 24Kitchen provides reliable information about buying, cooking and preparing healthy food. Healthy eating can help to prevent diseases and obesity, and healthy eating is also very tasty. 24Kitchen believes that healthy eating can be and should become everyone’€™s lifestyle. 24 Kitchen wants to inspire and motivate people to be aware of food. Their message: healthy eating is for everyone!


The Networking Academy

Based on the foundations of The NetworKing concept, in 2010, Charles started The NetworKing Academy.  The NetworKing Academy, facilitated at ACE – Amsterdam Center of Entrepreneur and Business School Notenboom, is the first of its kind in the world. Target audience is the motivated experienced who wants to improve his or her networking abilities by directly gaining experience and achieving results.


Clinton Global Initiative

He has established and developed the partnership between the Dutch wind energy company, Emergya Wind Technologies (EWT) and the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2007, he successfully negotiated a Primary Sponsorship of the Annual meeting in New York City on behalf of EWT.


Dutch Postcode Lottery

Charles has arranged for the Honorable William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of The United States to visit The Netherlands in 2002, 2004 and 2006. Additionally, Charles has successfully worked personally to bring the Dutch Postcode Lottery together with President Clinton’™s Foundation which donates 1.5 million euro per year for seven years to The Clinton Foundation.


The Network Club

Ruf created The Network Club in 2000. A business club which allows it’s members to effectively network during quarterly events and quickly tap into a network of over 30.000 worldwide business professionals. The Network Club formed the foundation for The NetworKing concept.


Giving Back Foundation

The cardinal rule of networking is giving back. Ruffolo believes it’€™s so essential that in 1999 he founded the Giving Back Foundation. Giving Back is a non-profit Foundation committed toward bringing critical resources to the youth that need them. The Giving Back Foundation helps high-school students whose career perspectives, due to their backgrounds, are not on the same level as their talent and ambition.



The NetworKing is a professional global network organization established in 1991.

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    If you are either an Individual, Entrepreneur, Small Medium Size Company, a Corporation, Government, Institution or Non-Profit organization we can provide you with all the necessary tools to improve your NetworKing skills and capabilities to increase your in-depth knowledge toward effectively Network Your Way to Success.


    Kalenkote, The Netheralnds



    The NetworKing BV
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    BTW (Tax) #: NL 8155.47.377.B.01