LinkedIn Groups: What you Need to Know Now


But with regard to LinkedIn–specifically, LinkedIn groups–I’ve been chronicling them being stripped of features and utility for years now and it seems like their eventual demise that I and others have been predicting may actually be about to happen.

BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups


IMPORTANT: I submitted a ticket to LinkedIn last week, because despite all my best efforts, I was unable to set an organization’s group settings to allow the Jobs tab. We’re continually developing product features to enhance your LinkedIn groups experience.

45 LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals to Network or Find Jobs

Wild Apricot Blog

There are hundreds of nonprofit groups on LinkedIn. networking LinkedIn-Groups LinkedInHere I’ve segmented the top ones into the categories and written a few lines about each to help you decide which ones to join.

The Two Most Important Groups for College and University Fundraising

Connection Cafe

But when it comes to fundraising, two groups stand head and shoulders above the rest: major donors and your school’s alumni. Your school does great work, and has lots of potential donors.

LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?


A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. When a member requests to join a Standard Group, their connections in the group can approve the request. All Groups Are Now Members-Only Groups.

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Why is Twitter a crucial channel for trade associations and advocacy groups?


This dynamic makes the platform a prime marketing channel for trade associations and advocacy groups seeking to shape the national dialogue. Why is Twitter a crucial channel for trade associations and advocacy groups?

Why the Changes to LinkedIn Groups are Better for Your Users – and You


LinkedIn groups, I assure you, are not on the brink of going up in flames and burning group owners to the ground in their wake. The Changes to LinkedIn Groups Streamline its Top Functions. LinkedIn Groups Aren’t Your Bulletin Board for Sales.

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot Blog

We’re looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. Advisory-Group-membership If you''ve been involved in a small association, club or non-profit and want to be an advocate for your industry – check out this post for details!

How to Turn Your Staff from a Group into a Team

NonProfit Hub

After all, it says team and group are synonyms. Maybe you can be successful in your organization by just being a group,” Garry said. Instead of group versus team, she focuses on the difference between a leader and manager.

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Table: Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups (vs. LinkedIn Groups)


Are you buffudled by the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? Are you often confused about the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? And how they compare to LinkedIn Groups? I often am. It's the most common question I receive when presenting on social media. This post helps end the befuddlement. read more. Influence Social Media

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Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Help the participants narrow down topics to discuss or work in small group exercises (replaces sticky dot voting and visualize the vote technique). June facilitated a discussion about the network leadership qualities of the group. It was great fodder for a reflective discussion.

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11 Group Text Messaging Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, below is an excerpt from Chapter 10: Group Text Messaging and Text-to-Give Technology. 11 Group Text Messaging Best Practices for Nonprofits. The nonprofit sector is new to group text messaging, and because of that, most best practices have yet to be determined.

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11 LinkedIn Group Management Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The best practice listed below are result of spending the last three years maintaining and building the Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations LinkedIn Group. 11 LinkedIn Group Management Best Practices. There are many perks to being the manager of a successful LinkedIn Group, and it is worth the effort to grow and nurture your group. To jump-start your group, you will need to promote it on your website, in your e-newsletter, and in your social networking profiles.

3 Advisory Group Takeaways on Sponsorship and Raising Money

Wild Apricot Blog

In our latest conference call session, the Advisory Group took on the topic of “Sponsorship and Raising Money”. The group focused on finding, approaching and keeping sponsorships. Read the top 3 takeaways. sponsorship

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: While many of us focus our attention on FB pages, Facebook groups can be a good platform for nonprofits to use for informal peer learning groups, getting feedback from your post passionate fans , or to cultivate and support a brand ambassadors group.

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TAACCCT Grantee Focus Group / Reception


On behalf of TAConnecT, VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter conducted a focus group at the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) Convention: Igniting Innovation , and hosted a well attended networking reception. The focus group provided great insight that will help us design the most effective online tools for TAConnecT, and the most useful content from the perspective of community college stakeholders.

The 5 LinkedIn Groups Every Nonprofit Pro Should Join

NonProfit Hub

The groups worth joining on LinkedIn are seemingly endless, and that’s why we’ve identified five groups any nonprofit LinkedIn user should join. Mojalink is a specialist when it comes to connecting nonprofit professionals, and they are the creator of the group.

Advisory Group Conference Call on Welcoming New Members

Wild Apricot Blog

Next week, we’re getting the group together to talk about “Best Practices for Welcoming New Members”. Our conference calls connect you with peers in similar situations, facing similar challenges. It's a place to share ideas, work on strategies & contribute best practices. Wild Apricot

The First Global Martus Users Group Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi The first ever Martus users group meeting took place earlier this month in Chiang Mai, the capital of Northern Thailand. Martus is Benetech's free and open source software package designed for human rights activists to collect stories and data about human rights abuses. For me personally, the meeting was a rare experience.

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Using Facebook Groups for Deeper Engagement with Audience or Your Peers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Facebook Groups can be used to help build communities and for deeper engagement and learning with your audience or peers. Facebook had recently revamped its Groups, and it seemed like the perfect place to take the conversation for a spin.

“Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations” LinkedIn Group Reaches 40,000 Members

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nothing kills an online community faster than spam (think Myspace ) and LinkedIn Groups have plenty of it. That said, a 40,000 strong spam-free LinkedIn Group is a powerful thing for both the group admin and those members who take the time to post and participate on a regular basis.

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AIRS Conference: VisionLink Users Group Reception


The 2012 AIRS Conference kicks off today, and all VisionLink customers are invited to join several VisionLink staffers (including yours truly), this evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Click here for more information. You can find us in the Gallier A/B Suite on the 4th floor.

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Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization


I believe associations and other organizations, or even a group of erstwhile unaffiliated individuals can learn a lot about modern community building strategies and tactics from Office Heroes. This group is about networking but it is also rooted in appreciation.

Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

Connection Cafe

In collaboration with research firm, the National Research Group , we set out to break down the giving landscape across the American population, reflecting on differences amongst political groups, generations and other contributing factors that drive donors to act.

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Groups: A Review of Five Platforms to Build Community


If your organization is focused on building community among your activists and donors you’ve probably had to choose an online group tool. But which platform is best for your group? Some nonprofits like the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation are using platforms like the new Facebook Groups to foster ongoing discussions with their members. The most successful groups on Facebook are those whose members are passionate about the group’s focus and goals.

The Three Most Common Mistakes Nonprofit Group Admins Make on LinkedIn

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn Groups can be very high in ROI as long as you’re patient and willing to invest at least an hour a week promoting and monitoring your LinkedIn Group. It’s at that point that the spammers take over and once a LinkedIn Group becomes overrun with spam, forget it.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: American Humanics: An Elite Group

ASU Lodestar Center

Disclaimer Tuesday, May 17, 2011 American Humanics: An Elite Group posted by Lyn McDonough , American Humanics Program Coordinator Senior, ASU Lodestar Center "The few, the proud." American Humanics: An Elite Group Research Friday: Do you feel the force of the demo.

Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble


He (along with his team at the Causemedia Group ) works to unite for-profit brands and non-profits for social good. Cause Marketing Causemedia Group Chris Noble Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media Strategy sxsw

Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?


Jeremiah Owyang, an industry analyst with digital strategy consulting firm Altimeter Group , interviewed 140 enterprise-class social strategists for a report on the “ Career Path of the Corporate Social Strategist ”.

Multiple Constituent Groups, One Database: Case Studies


Written by Idealware's senior editor Chris Bernard, these three case studies illustrate the article " Multiple Constituent Groups, One Database? There’s some overlap between them, but mostly they’re completely different groups in terms of what we’re tracking,” Sohn said. An important constituent—I’m not sure I’d call them ‘critical,’ because we have so many groups that are important—would be a donor,” she said. PublishDate: December 2011. Author: Chris Bernard.

New Facebook Groups

NCE Social Media

This week Facebook rolled out a revised Groups feature. Groups allows you to communicate with people and friends you designate in a group – such as work, home, church, classmates, etc. I wrote about Facebook groups previously. Facebook Groups Logo.

Is the Humane Society the First Nonprofit to Link to a Mobile Website in a Group Text Alert?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They were also one of the first nonprofits to utilize Myspace back in 2005 and Facebook Groups in 2006. For example, and as much as I love Sea Shepherd and appreciate their effort to be an early adopter in group text messaging, so far all of their text alerts have linked to their desktop site.

What Small Membership Groups Want to Know About Technology

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a look at some of the technology issues raised by the respondents in our recent Small Membership Insight Survey. technology Membership management

New Nonprofit Tech Community Groups!


Groups are developed and supported by volunteer community organizers. Have an idea for a group? We just had a flurry of exciting new Communities of Practice (CoPs) emerge since the 14NTC. Check them out!

5 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits

See What's Out There

strategy kindling group Nonprofits polk brothers see3 social media social media boot camp Setting up a social media presence for your cause or organization is not only important, it''s essential.

The Internet's Role in Creating and Sustaining Groups

Wild Apricot Blog

The report confirms that "the internet is now deeply embedded in group activities and in how people create, join, participate in, and sustain groups." This national survey, released in January, "found that 75% of all American adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization and internet users are.(

Living Social, Groupon, and The Like – Are These Group Deals Really a Good Deal for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

Here’s some tips on how to take advantage of group deals, from a few of our friends in the Arts and Cultural space: Replace Your New Member Acquisition Marketing. The Center for Wooden Boats used a group deal site to offer 2 hours of free rowboat rental with the purchase of an Individual or Household Membership. Group deals may be a good deal for your organization as well. I love a good deal.

3 Sessions In - Small Membership Advisory Community

Wild Apricot Blog

Advisory-Group-membership Here''s an update on our newly launched Small Membership Advisory Community - and details about how you can join in.

Focus Group of One : Target Marketing

AFP Blog

Focus Group of One : Target Marketing : "If you''re sending your marketing campaigns without benefit of A/B or multi-variant testing—most companies admit to fewer than five tests per month—you are effectively acting as a focus group of one. You are assuming all of your constituents feel the same way about your campaign as you do. Big mistake." ''via Blog this

Ten Video Tips for Nonprofits


Pelaia Media Group. Advocacy Community Geof Pelaia nptech nten Pelaia Media Group Social Media Strategy video Communications Fundraising Geof Pelaia. Founder and Marketing Consultant. A well thought out video strategy can accomplish all of these goals and more. If your organization has not yet produced video, odds are that you have been talking about it for some time.