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10 Helpful Facebook and LinkedIn Groups Nonprofits Need to Join

10 Helpful Facebook and LinkedIn Groups Nonprofits Need to Join

Do you want to go beyond Google’s top search results and learn the latest trends and conversations while making educated decisions for your nonprofit?

Nonprofit groups on Facebook and LinkedIn are your friends.

Gone are the days when time was spent on internet forums or online message boards. Facebook and LinkedIn have amassed a massive following of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, donors, and corporates looking to collaborate on social causes. Many well-known nonprofits have employed social media tactics to network and achieve marketing and fundraising goals.

Nonprofit groups on Facebook and LinkedIn have become the go-to place for professionals seeking to engage with nonprofits who they look up to. These groups offer a space where you can speak to people on a wide array of topics, recruit volunteers, find authentic donors, and raise funds.

In this blog, we will cover:

  • Differences between LinkedIn and Facebook nonprofit groups
  • Highlight 5 Facebook and LinkedIn groups you must know
  • Share best practices to boost engagement on nonprofit groups

Are you ready to join these groups and leverage them to further your nonprofit’s mission? Let’s start.

Understanding the difference between LinkedIn and Facebook nonprofit groups

Facebook and LinkedIn offer different value propositions for nonprofits. Understanding these differences and comparing your needs and expectations against their features are essential exercises you need to cover.

We’ve tabulated the difference between LinkedIn and Facebook groups, below:

Top 5 nonprofit Facebook groups you must join

These groups are free, private, and active. They have nonprofits professionals from around the world helping peers with technical and management bottlenecks. Let’s take a look at some of the top Facebook groups you must join as a nonprofit professional.

1
Nonprofit Communications Professionals

This group is specifically helpful for nonprofit communication professionals who want to explore new aspects in communication and technology and learn more about marketing techniques.

About the Founder: This group is administered by Caroline Sanchez Avakian, Director of Strategic Communications, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center.

2
Karma Community for Nonprofits.

An exclusive group for philanthropic leaders who need access to free informational resources related to nonprofits, weekly Q/A sessions on volunteering, expert-led-webinars, and much more.

About the Founder: This group is administered by Abhishek Humbad, Founder of Goodera, a leading virtual volunteering company.  Goodera enables nonprofits to create a sustainable impact by raising money, increasing visibility, and building long-term volunteers for causes they support.

3
Your Thriving Nonprofit

This group features relevant conversations on a range of topics that are helpful for new as well as established nonprofits. You can learn about general management strategies and best practices on how to boost fundraising techniques and attract a wider audience.

About the Administrator: This group is administered by Joan Garry, Founder of Nonprofit Leadership Lab – an online program crafted and curated for nonprofit leaders who want to expand their knowledge, gain professional skills, and lead a thriving nonprofit.

4
Nonprofit for Newbies

This group is specifically designed for new nonprofits looking for knowledge and resources to expand and communicate their vision to the world. You will get to ask all your questions in a judgment-free zone where your peers will be ready to help and support you.

About the Administrator: This group is administered by Gloria (Gigi) Lawrence, Founder at Nonprofit for Newbies – a consultancy that helps nonprofits start their journey and develop through guidance and support.

5
Nonprofits Happy Hour

This platform is governed by Nonprofit AF, the most active international nonprofit community. The group offers a professional forum for individuals to learn about the best practices in nonprofit management and thrive on peer engagement.

About the Administrator: This group is administered by Vu Le, Founder, and Blogger at Nonprofit AF – a blog page that covers topics relevant to the nonprofit community. Vu is known for his great sense of humor.

Top 5 nonprofit LinkedIn groups you must join

Through LinkedIn groups, you can engage with leaders working in philanthropy to think through issues or discuss strategies. Before spending more time searching for new groups or filtering through discussions, check out 5 nonprofit LinkedIn groups that we swear by:

1
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

This group is helpful for individuals who want to connect with nonprofit professionals, learn about new job openings in the nonprofit community and keep themselves updated with the latest conversations in this field.

About the Administrator: This group is owned by Joshua Hatch, Director of Digital Platforms and Audience at The Chronicle of Higher Education – an online magazine that publishes information and job opportunities relevant to people involved in academia.

2
Non-Profit Marketing

This group is dedicated to sharing marketing services that are helpful for nonprofits. You will find frequent discussions on topics related to social media promotion, direct marketing, digital engagement, public relations, etc.

About the Administrator: This group is owned by Carrie Ward (Montagna), Senior Manager, Campaign Strategy and Management, at Change Healthcare. She has over two decades of experience in B2B, B2C, and nonprofit marketing and communications and believes in helping purpose-driven organizations.

3
Development and Fundraising Professionals

This group is administered by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and covers topics on fundraising and donation. The members of this group include philanthropists and nonprofit professionals who are keen on sharing and discussing ideas related to fundraising.

About the Administrator: This group is run by Joshua Hatch, Director of Digital Platforms and Audience at The Chronicle of Higher Education – an online magazine that publishes information and job opportunities relevant to people involved in academia.

4
Nonprofit & Philanthropy Jobs, Powered by ImpactFlow

This group is administered by ImpactFlow and offers a strong community to individuals who are either seeking a job in the nonprofit or philanthropy sector or looking to recruit in the same.

About the Administrator: This group is owned by Tyler Foreman, Founder and CEO at ImpactFlow – an online platform that supports event management, ticketing, and promotion through an inbuilt marketplace.

5
Nonprofit Governance

This group is hosted by BoardSource, a national organization devoted to nonprofit board leadership. The group aims to increase engagement among peers in the nonprofit community and develop new ideas and goals in the field of nonprofit governance.

About the Administrator: This group is run by Liz Y., Director of Digital Marketing and Communications, and Andrew Davis, Associate Vice President of Education and Outreach

at BoardSource – a nonprofit management organization that runs on the vision of creating future-ready leaders for nonprofit governance and board membership.

Best Practices For Facebook and LinkedIn Groups

Do you find these groups resourceful enough for you to join? We do!

When you send requests to join these groups, answer the membership questions, and accept all the group rules. Below are some best practices that should be followed once you are accepted in these groups.

Wait, there’s more!

Goodera collaborates actively with nonprofits that work hard to make a difference. With support from our nonprofit partners, we have engaged 1000s of employee volunteers from across 200+ companies and 90+ geographies – through virtual volunteering. We can do much more with your help!

This August and September, we are running global campaigns to amplify the voices of Hispanic and Latinx communities in the US. Talk to our team and learn how Goodera and its extensive volunteer base can help empower your beneficiaries.

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