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8 LinkedIn Groups Your Nonprofit Should Follow

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Many people use LinkedIn only when absolutely necessary, as a last resort for finding information and people they want to connect with.

However, to do so is to underestimate the benefits the business-oriented social media platform can offer you.

Maybe you are already a pro at utilizing LinkedIn for recruiting, but LinkedIn groups are one of the best features the platform offers. They can quickly and efficiently connect you to people in your industry, offering news, trends, job postings, resources, and more.

If you work for or run a nonprofit organization, LinkedIn is a tool you should definitely consider making use of. It will help you keep up to date on all the latest trends and practices in the nonprofit world, providing you with easily accessed tips on fundraising, volunteer management, nonprofit software, and other topics of interest.

We’ve done some searching for you and here are our recommended 8 LinkedIn groups for nonprofits, listed by number of followers:

1. Non Profit Network

Members: 250,000+

This is a platform for members to discuss topics ranging from social media marketing, project management, and fundraising, to policy, education, and enterprise. It is a large and useful group to follow in order to connect with a wide variety of other people in the nonprofit sector as well as find job and career development opportunities.

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2. The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Members: 119,000+

The Chronicle of Philanthropy group is devoted to connecting nonprofit professionals with one another and sharing nonprofit management advice from board membership to fundraising tips.

In addition to providing support for philanthropy professionals, this group also serves as a jobs board in order to connect talent to hiring organizations.

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3. Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations

Members: 92,000+

Social media is a constantly changing beast, from alterations in layouts on social media platforms, to the impact of different types of content depending on your audience.

This group is for those who are interested in keeping up-to-date on how other nonprofits are using social media. They provide a platform for members to share resources and information, ask questions, and learn from each other about how nonprofits can best utilize social media for their missions.

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4. Non-Profit Marketing

Members: 85,000+

This LinkedIn group covers everything pertaining to marketing for nonprofits including direct marketing, PR, social media, grants, digital engagement, and more. This is a place to share your own marketing tips and learn from experts in the industry.

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5. Nonprofit Governance

Members: 35,000+

Hosted by BoardSource, a national organization dedicated to nonprofit board leadership, Nonprofit Governance provides a platform for discussion among nonprofit leaders. Nonprofit leaders can ask for advice from their peers about a wide range of topics including governance of nonprofits. One of their focus areas is coming up with new, creative ways of thinking about nonprofit governance.

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6. Development and Fundraising Professionals

Members: 34,000+

Run by The Chronicle of Philanthropy team, this group is focused on that all-important topic for nonprofits: fundraising. It serves as a platform for professionals in the philanthropy or nonprofit sector to share and discuss their ideas about fundraising. Here members can connect with fellow nonprofit professionals as well as the Chronicle of Philanthropy staff to share the latest ideas and news about nonprofit fundraising and development.

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7. Non-Profit Management Professionals

Members: 26,000+

Non-Profit Management Professionals provides a convenient networking platform for nonprofit and NGO executives, founders, managers, and fundraisers. It’s also an excellent group for finding both temporary and direct hiring opportunities. They serve as a platform for professional consulting in the global NGO and nonprofit industry as well.

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8. The NonProfit Times

Members: 17,500+

Understanding all the unique challenges that nonprofits face, the Nonprofit Times seeks to provide group members with an opportunity for learning and discussing issues such as fundraising, marketing, hiring, and more.

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What are your favorite nonprofit LinkedIn groups?

Did we miss one of your favorite nonprofit LinkedIn groups? Feel free to leave a comment and let us know which ones you have found helpful!

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Nick Morpus

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Nick Morpus is a Content Writer for Capterra, a free resource that matches buyers and sellers of business software. He has a background in politics, economics, and journalism, which he dedicates his off-time to contributing his thoughts to other political sites. In his free-time he enjoys reading, drawing, photography, playing guitar, writing, and cooking.

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