The benefits of LinkedIn are no secret. As of today, Alexa’s Top Site Service data ranks LinkedIn as the 22nd most popular site globally, and the 10th most popular within the United States. Clearly the professional networking service—with millions of accounts—remains a leading resource for professionals, job-seekers, and recruiters alike. As a professional in the nonprofit or fundraising realm, how should you use it?
I took some time to peruse my own LinkedIn account, along with my connections and groups. Below are my top recommendations for LinkedIn groups that every fundraiser should “ask to join” today:
- Development and Fundraising Professionals: 32,000+ members, hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, sharing perspectives from around the world.
- Fundraising and Grantmaking: 21,000+ foundation professionals from a range of grantmaking foundations.
- Alliance for Nonprofit Management: 15,000+ members sharing knowledge for and about social change and community enhancement organizations.
- Non Profit Network: 243,000+ members from throughout the nonprofit sector at large.
- Nonprofit Governance: 33,000+ members, hosted by BoardSource, dedicated to supporting nonprofit leadership.
- Nonprofit Board Forum: 11,000+ members discuss the issues faced by nonprofit Boards.
- Council for Advancement and Support of Education: 43,000+ members behind the international association CASE dedicated to educational institutions.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy: 118,000+ members networking field-wide.
- Nonprofit and Philanthropy Jobs, Powered by ImpactFlow: 89,000+ members connecting nonprofit job seekers and recruiters.
- Cultural Performing Arts Network: 18,000+ members sharing a relationship to the cultural sector.
- Arts, Culture & Humanities: 10,000+ members interested in painting, sculpture, writing, poetry, sociology, education, and more.
- Creative Entrepreneur Forum: 43,000+ members distributing growth strategies for creative entrepreneurs.
- Very Creative People: 22,000+ members talking about their creative experiences and work.
- Entrepreneur Magazine: 81,000+ members exposed to the publication’s stories about entrepreneurialism, business management, and business opportunities.
- Philanthropy Network: 18,000+ members in fundraising and philanthropy advancing best practices.