34 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

Tatiana Morand 22 June 2018 2 comments

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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.

Here are the groups:

 

5 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  

 

2 Membership Groups:

If you’re interested on getting general advice about growing your membership and connecting with other membership organizations, these two groups might be for you.

 

1. Wild Apricot Membership Tribe

  • Approximate members: 3.3k
  • Run by: Wild Apricot
  • What it’s good for: Getting insights on better membership management

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Join a tribe of other passionate nonprofit professionals to get their take on increasing your membership, as well as discussing Wild Apricot tips and tricks.

 

2. Membership Mastermind

  • Approximate members: 8.5k
  • Run by: The Membership Guys
  • What it’s good for: Discussions with other membership site coordinators

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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.

 

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

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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

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This group features a variety of job postings as well as responses to questions about interview and job hunting best practices.

 

8 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

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This group is primarily a resource in which members post relevant social media articles and videos to share online marketing tips and tricks.

 

2. Nonprofits Using Facebook Ads

  • Approximate members: 1.2k
  • Run by: ActionSprout
  • What it’s good for: Learning more about Facebook advertising

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This group features discussions about Facebook ads, as well as tips and tricks from the ActionSprout team about Facebook advertising. (To learn more about event promotion through Facebook ads, check out this post.)

 

3. 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

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In this group, share your favourite digital marketing tips and tricks and share your expertise or learn from other nonprofits.

 

4. Nonprofit Communications Professionals

  • Approximate members: 7.5k
  • Run by: Founder of SourceRise
  • What it’s good for: Learning and discussing nonprofit communications

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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.

 

5. 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

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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. 

 

6. Third Sector PR & Comms network

  • Approximate members: 4.7K 
  • Run by: nonprofit professionals
  • What it's good for: connecting with other nonprofit marketers

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In this group, you'll find find new charity communications contacts, great advice, and relevant job vacancies for nonprofit communications, PR, and marketing professionals. 

 

7. Nonprofit Marketing Roundtable

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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. 

 

8. The Storytelling Non-Profit Lounge

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This group is a place for nonprofit professionals to share resources and experiences related to storytelling. It's designed to spark conversations and be a place for professionals to share empathy and support. 

 

6 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: 

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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. 

 

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

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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™

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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. DIY Nonprofit Visionaries

  • Approximate members: 2.2k
  • Run by: The MYLES Factor
  • What it’s good for: Getting inspiration, encouragement and tips for operating with a small budget

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Join this group if you’d like to get video updates on starting and managing a nonprofit from nonprofit consultants at the MYLES Factor. They’re particularly focused on low-cost ideas and motivational quotes to keep you inspired.

 

4. 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

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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.

 

5. Nonprofit Leaders Impacting Lives

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In this group, Jennifer Yarbrough, nonprofit expert, shares video resources as well as tips to help you grow and develop your nonprofit.

 

6 Other Groups:

These six Facebook Groups are specifically made for people who identify with a particular group.

 

1. WIN Nonprofit Network

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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This group provides a space for millennial nonprofit leaders to share their experiences while connecting and commiserating with other millennial executive directors.

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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Tatiana Morand

Posted by Tatiana Morand

Published Friday, 22 June 2018 at 3:42 PM

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Comments

  • Vanessa Chase Lockshin said:

    Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at 2:00 PM
    This is a great list!

    You might also want to add The Storytelling Non-Profit Lounge to your list https://www.facebook.com/groups/storytellingnplounge/
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at 2:44 PM
    Hey Vanessa, thanks for the tip! I've added it :)

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