BlogOrganizational Management 39 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join Organizational Management 39 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join Author: Tatiana Morand April 22, 2021 Contents 🕑 11 min read I was talking to an administrative coordinator recently who had just started at a small nonprofit in Toronto. Although she loved her new role, she was having some trouble figuring out who to reach out to about some industry questions she had. Since she didn’t know anyone personally, I recommended she join a few Facebook groups to find out if other people were in the same boat, or could answer some of her questions. What she didn’t realize was that Facebook (just like LinkedIn) could provide professional networking value. Shortly after, she messaged me to say she’d found her people online in the Facebook Groups I had sent over. She had gotten responses to all her questions in less than a day, and had even found a mentor from her industry that she could connect with on a deeper level. Just like her, I’ve found that Facebook Groups are a great way to network with members of other nonprofits. They can also help answer those sticky questions that you just can’t Google the answer to. That’s why I’ve created this list of the top nonprofit Facebook groups, so you know where to go. I’ve also segmented this list by group type so you can easily click through to the ones you’re interested in. Plus, I’ve added a few details about what you’ll find in each group, such as how active they are, how many members they have, and what rules they follow. 6 General Nonprofit Facebook Groups: If you’re looking to connect with your nonprofit peers and pick their brains for tips and tricks, here are seven Facebook groups you might want to join. 1. 31st Century Nonprofit Network Approximate members: 750 Run by: Rhinocorn Consulting What it’s good for: Reading great articles on nonprofit topics from your peers and sharing your own This is a group for nonprofit professionals to encourage each other. Unlike other groups, self-promotion is encouraged — share your articles and resources, as long as it’s in a non-spammy way. Common articles I see being shared include best practices and event promotion strategies. 2. Nonprofit Happy Hour Approximate members: 40k Run by: Nonprofit AF What it’s good for: Sharing wins and fails as well as getting tips from other nonprofits This is the largest nonprofit group on our list, and one of the most active. In it, you’ll be able to encourage and support other nonprofit professionals, as well as getting answers for your most pressing questions. 3. THRIVING NONPROFIT with Joan Garry Approximate members: 16.6k Run by: Joan Garry Consulting What it’s good for: Helping other nonprofits succeed at fundraising and operations This group connects nonprofit professionals who have questions about their organization on a wide variety of topics. Joan Garry, nonprofit leadership guru, also lends her expertise to group discussions. 4. Young Association Professionals Approximate members: 550 Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: Connecting with a wide variety of other young nonprofit professionals This group features a mix of questions, link shares, and nonprofit job postings. 5. Non-Profits Master Minds Group Approximate members: 450 Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: Learning about other nonprofit events and webinars In this group, other nonprofit experts post their webinars and events for you to explore. Note that it’s not as active as some of the other groups I’ve listed, so you might not see as many discussions here. 6. Progressive Non-Profit Executive Directors Approximate members: 1.4k Run by: Mind The Gap Consulting What it’s good for: Individuals who are, have been or plan to be a nonprofit executive director. This group has discussions and support on all things related to nonprofit leadership. 3 Membership Groups: If you’re interested on getting general advice about growing your membership and connecting with other membership organizations, these groups might be for you. 1. Association Chat Approximate members: 1.5k Run by: Association Chat What it’s good for: Networking with other association professionals Association Chat’s #1 purpose is to bring the association community together. No matter what a person’s role or position is, or where they are located, or how much or little they can afford to spend. Anyone who works in the association industry should have a chance to communicate with others who are like them. Association Chat is that place. 2. Membership Mastermind Approximate members: 8.5k Run by: The Membership Guys What it’s good for: Discussions with other membership site coordinators This group isn’t exclusive to nonprofits, but it still has a lot of great tips for anyone who wants to grow their member list or manage their existing database better. 3. The WildApricot Grove Approximate members: 5k Run by: WildApricot What it’s good for: Learning how to better manage your membership and connecting with other membership experts The WildApricot Grove aims to bring WildApricot customers and the broader membership community together to learn how they can attract, engage, and retain members as well as giving exclusive opportunities to be featured in blog posts and learn more about WildApricot. 2 Job Opportunity Groups: In these two nonprofit Facebook groups, you’ll find job postings and questions about best practices for applying to nonprofit jobs. 1. Nonprofit Jobs Approximate members: 300 Run by: National Association of Nonprofit Professionals What it’s good for: Finding a nonprofit job in the US This group serves as the official job board for the National Association of Nonprofit Professionals (NANPP), meaning that it showcases nonprofit jobs all across the US. 2. Nonprofit Happy Hour for Happy Job Hunters Approximate members: 3.7k Run by: Offshoot of Nonprofit AF What it’s good for: Nonprofit job seekers This group features a variety of job postings as well as responses to questions about interview and job hunting best practices. 7 Social Media & Marketing Groups: If you’re looking to learn best practices for nonprofit marketing online, here are four Facebook Groups that are perfect for you. 1. Non-Profits On Facebook Approximate members: 5k Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: Learning more about Facebook and other social media marketing tools This group is primarily a resource in which members post relevant social media articles and videos to share online marketing tips and tricks. 2. Nonprofit Social Media Marketing Approximate members: 550 Run by: Be Social Marketing What it’s good for: Learning about trends and best practices in nonprofit digital marketing In this group, share your favourite digital marketing tips and tricks and share your expertise or learn from other nonprofits. 3. Nonprofit Communications Professionals Approximate members: 7.5k Run by: Founder of SourceRise What it’s good for: Learning and discussing nonprofit communications This group is a space for nonprofit communications professionals to post jobs, share their favourite resources, and ask questions about software and other communications topics. 4. Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling – Support & Ideas Approximate members: 1.9k Run by: Julia Campbell, nonprofit marketing expert What it’s good for: connecting with other nonprofit marketers This nonprofit Facebook group is the perfect place to get feedback from other nonprofit marketers on how to develop your stories on social media and beyond. 5. Third Sector PR & Comms network Approximate members: 4.7K Run by: nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: connecting with other nonprofit marketers In this group, you’ll find find new charity communications contacts, great advice, and relevant job vacancies for nonprofit communications, PR, and marketing professionals. 6. Nonprofit Marketing Roundtable Approximate members: 300 Run by: Nonprofit Marketing Academy What it’s good for: networking with other nonprofit marketers If you want to be part of a growing community of nonprofit marketers, check out this group. You can also share marketing resources and insights. 7. Digital Marketing for Nonprofits Approximate members: 750 Run by: Community Boost Consulting What it’s good for: the nonprofit professional who loves learning how to scale the impact of their organization through digital marketing. Digital Marketing for Nonprofits is a community supported group created to helps nonprofits market where it matters, improve their online presence, increase online revenue, and ultimately, scale social impact. 8 Finance & Fundraising Groups: Want to discuss all things fundraising or learn a little more about nonprofit financials? Here are four Facebook Groups you’ll love. 1. Nonprofit Budgeting & Finance Approximate members: 1.4k Run by: Founder of inBooks What it’s good for: Discussion about nonprofit budgets This group is dedicated to questions about nonprofit accounting, budgeting, and general finances. Some members are accountants or finance pros who can provide specific advice. 2. Nonprofit Development/Fundraising Community Approximate members: 400 Run by: Fundraising professionals What it’s good for: Help, ideas, and support for fundraising and donor management This group is a great place for fundraising professionals and any member of a nonprofit involved in fundraising to get ideas and advice. 3. Nonprofit Grant Writing Support Group Approximate members: 2.5k Run by: Boss on a Budget What it’s good for: Videos, tips, and questions about grant writing This group is the place to go if you’re new to grant writing and need some help, or if you’re a seasoned pro who just wants some grant feedback. 4. Non-profit Fundraising Professionals Approximate members: 400 Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: Meeting other nonprofit professionals and sharing ideas This group features a variety of posts on a variety of nonprofit topics. It has fewer discussions than some of the other groups, but allows promotional posts for your own events. 5. Facebook Giving Tools for Nonprofits – Community Support Group Approximate members: 700 Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: Getting advice on running giving campaigns on Facebook If your nonprofit uses Facebook Giving Tools or wants to start, check out this nonprofit Facebook group for peer-to-peer advice and support. 6. Fundraising Chat Approximate members: 6.4K Run by: Fundraising professionals What it’s good for: discussing fundraising with your peers Join this group if you want to get more fundraising contacts, ideas, and tips and tricks. There are also threads for events and job postings. 7. Fundraising Fish Fry Approximate members: 300 Run by: Productive Fundraising What it’s good for: meeting other small organization fundraisers and sharing ideas The Fundraising Fish Fry is a private Facebook group consisting of nonprofit fundraisers (both staff and volunteers). The group’s primary purpose it to serve as a think tank and sounding board for small shop fundraisers to create transition confidence. 8. Your Digital Nonprofit: Online Fundraising, Simplified Approximate members: 155 Run by: KellyAnnOnline What it’s good for: the nonprofit leader who wants to learn how to better fundraise online and build a digital-first culture. Your Digital Nonprofit: Online Fundraising, Simplified is dedicated to helping organizations acquire and retain donors and share the impact of its programs. 4 Consultant Support & Tips Groups: If you’d like to learn from some nonprofit consultants and experts in the space, join these four Facebook Groups. 1. Nonprofit Consultants Approximate members: 500 Run by: Nonprofit consultants What it’s good for: Nonprofit consultants who want to connect with their peers This group is aimed at nonprofit consultants who want to share their successes with others like them and ask each other questions. 2. Nonprofit Success With Ty™ Approximate members: 1.8k Run by: Ty Boone, the Nonprofit Success Strategist What it’s good for: Tips and tricks on how to get your nonprofit to succeed This group is primarily used by Tykeysha Boone, a nonprofit success consultant, to post videos and tips that she’s used to help nonprofits grow and get more funding. 3. Entrepreneurs and Non-profits Unite Approximate members: 550 Run by: Coffee with Marci What it’s good for: Getting business and lifestyle tips for nonprofit pros This group features video posts from entrepreneur Marci Hopkins on how to grow your business or nonprofit. You can also post your own links and organization information to garner support. 4. Nonprofit Leaders Impacting Lives Approximate members: 1.8k Run by: Jennifer Yarbrough, nonprofit expert What it’s good for: Gaining resources and expertise about nonprofit growth In this group, Jennifer Yarbrough, nonprofit expert, shares video resources as well as tips to help you grow and develop your nonprofit. 9 Other Groups: These nine Facebook Groups are specifically made for people who identify with a particular group. 1. WIN Nonprofit Network Approximate members: 400 Run by: Women’s Information Network (WIN) What it’s good for: discussions amongst women in the nonprofit field This is a group specifically for women who work at nonprofits, and is aimed at providing support and resources to empower them. It also features a lot of shared events from members’ nonprofits. 2. Nonprofit People of Color Unicorns Approximate members: 1.5k Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: People of colour who are nonprofit professionals who want to connect with other people of color nonprofit professionals This group is modeled after Nonprofit Happy Hour, and aims to be a space where people of color working in the nonprofit sector can discuss their experiences. 3. Nonprofit Consultants Virtual Network Approximate members: 1.5k Run by: Various nonprofit consultants What it’s good for: Nonprofit consultants who want to connect with their peers If you’re a nonprofit consultant, this group is a great place to meet, network and vent with other people like you. 4. EDOC — Executive Director Unicorns of Color Approximate members: 300 Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: People of colour who are nonprofit leaders who want to meet and connect with other POC nonprofit leaders This group is designed to be a space where Executive Directors and other nonprofit leaders who are people of color to get support, encouragement, and share ideas with other people of color who are nonprofit leaders. 5. Remote Nonprofit Approximate members: 2.5k Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: Nonprofit professionals who currently work remotely or are hoping to start This group contains remote job postings as well as discussions about the challenges of working remotely in the nonprofit sector. 6. Millennial ED Happy Hour Approximate members: 350 Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: Millennial executive directors looking to connect with others like them This group provides a space for millennial nonprofit leaders to share their experiences while connecting and commiserating with other millennial executive directors. 7. Non-profit Happy Hour – Canadian Networking Group Approximate members: 150 Run by: Nonprofit professionals What it’s good for: Canadian nonprofit professionals Want to meet, network, and get advice from other Canadian nonprofit professionals? This group is for you. Although it’s small, it’s growing and appears quite active. 8. Volunteer Coordinator Resource Community Approximate members: 150 Run by: Track It Forward What it’s good for: Connecting with other volunteer coordinators This is the newest group on this list, but it’s very active. It’s focused on giving volunteer coordinators a place to share challenges and ask each other questions to determine best practices across the profession. 9. Executive Directors Ready To Thrive Approximate members: 600 Run by: PivotGround What it’s good for: Connecting with other executive directors and nonprofit CEOs This group is for executive directors and nonprofit CEOs who know there must be a better way for nonprofits, one where chaotic days, overwhelmed staff, and financial scarcity are NOT the status quo. In this group, you’ll get tips, advice, and peer support to get your nonprofit optimized, organized, and thriving! Want to keep building your network? Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to get more nonprofit resources and see what your peers are talking about. (Or feel free to connect with me directly — I’m always happy to meet other nonprofit pros!) 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