I work in a non-profit organization and thus have made lots of connections with high level managers in many different companies. Every two or three months someone asks if I can pass their resume on to one of my connections. I generally don't mind doing it as long as I honestly think they would do a good job, I'm just curious if anyone has any advice about when it comes to doing this. I typically ask them to forward it to me via email and send it along with a quick note that reads something like,
Haven't seen you around in a while, I hope the family is doing well. XYZ made me aware that they are curently looking for new opportunities in the area and a position at your company caught their eye. I don't know how involved you are with the hiring process, but I let them know I would be happy to pass it along. Thanks for your help."
Is this generally acceptable? What are your best practices?