8 Facebook Groups for Nonprofit Professionals
Facebook has become far more than just a social networking site. Industry leaders have taken to Facebook to create communities for nonprofit professionals to ask questions, share opinions and gain knowledge about the sector. These moderated groups are a great place to foster real discussions on the things nonprofit professionals actually want to talk about. Here are 8 Facebook groups for nonprofit professionals that you should join today:
1. Nonprofit Communications Professionals
This group is designed specifically to address communication in the social sector. It was founded and is moderated by Caroline Sanchez Avakian, the founder of SourceRise and the Managing Partner at Socialbrite. This group has a daily schedule that will help you know when to tune in!
2. Nonprofit happy hour
This larger, established group was founded by Vu Le of NonprofitAF. His lighthearted and comedic tone translates to this Facebook group, while continuing to be a safe space for all nonprofit professionals to share their opinions.
3. Fundraising Chat
This group run by industry professionals focuses on all things fundraising. You will find everything from advice and ideas, to fundraising job vacancies that are currently posted.
4. Thriving Nonprofit with Joan Garry
This group focuses on a wide range of topics in the nonprofit sector. It's size lends itself to a wide variety of opinions and viewpoints. Joan Garry herself often chimes in with her expert advice!
5. Non-Profits on facebook
This is a group designed specifically for nonprofits using Facebook! The conversation often expands to general social media and online marketing as well.
6. Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling - Support & Ideas
This group is run by Julia Campbell, nonprofit consultant and digital storytelling expert, and Josh Hirsh Director of Mission and Communication at Susan G. Komen South Florida. This group focuses on social media for nonprofits, specifically in terms of storytelling!
7. Nonprofit Grant Writing Support Group
This group was founded by Tiffany of Boss on a Budget! This is the place to ask questions about writing proposals for grant funding. Also, be sure to be on the lookout for weekly tips.
8. Nonprofit Leaders Impacting Lives
This group is focused on growing and developing your nonprofit. It is led by nonprofit expert Jennifer Yarbrough who frequently shares her expert tips and advice.
Things to remember
There are a few general rules that span across all nonprofit Facebook groups:
- No self promoting your organization or services
- Do not use the groups for fundraising
- Be respectful to your fellow nonprofit professionals
If you have more questions about nonprofit strategy you can always reach out to the DipJar fundraising experts for help. It's what we love to do!