About Us

Our Vision

Our vision is to empower people to what they already have – a network.  To be an effective global network of business minded professionals networking together to create and seize profitable business opportunities.  To educate the essentials of networking, that everyone is born with a powerful network and through life their network grows based on a value and norm system that earns respect and is based the spirit of Giving Back.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people achieving business goals as well as personal goals in life by using their own network effectively. The NetworKing stands out in the human way of doing business as we believe in mutual benefit – a principle we call ‘giving’. We will continuously look for inspiring ways to create new opportunities and generate money together with our network. We also devote ourselves to striving for the success of the projects and good causes we support and initiate.


Our goals are simple, we want to enhance your ability to effectively network while increasing your capabilities to energize your network to reach success.  To enlighten you to the fact that everyone is born with a powerful Network that was given to them by their parents.  A network that was established on trust while earning respect based on one’s action in their network.  To spark a daily sense of self motivation, enthusiasm and inspiration that stays in your networking life.

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.

Our Partners


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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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