4 Facebook Groups That Make You a Better Nonprofit Professional
The modern day chat room, Facebook groups are convenient places for nonprofit professionals to convene and discuss the nuanced challenges of work in this sector. In a few quick moments, you can solicit the advice and opinions of your peers and weigh inputs before you move forward.
Additionally, you can use Facebook to tap into a wide range of potential donors and supporters. In fact, Classy has an integration with Facebook that lets you further your reach and empower your fundraisers to raise more, enabling your nonprofit to do more good.
Join the following Facebook groups to learn from the experience of other professionals and share best practices of your own. When we surface new tools and tactics, and exchange advice and key learnings, the entire industry advances.
1. Nonprofit Happy Hour
An extension of popular nonprofit humor blog, Nonprofit AF, Nonprofit Happy Hour is an “international peer support group.” Organizer Vu Le serves as the executive director of Rainier Valley Corps and encourages online participants to embrace the lighter side of their work.
With nearly 30 thousand members (or unicorns, as Vu would say) the group is one of the most active nonprofit professional forums on Facebook. Individuals constantly share nonprofit management best practices and solicit advice from each other on a wide range of topics.
2. Nonprofit Communications Professionals
While on the smaller side, this group is also lively. Founder Caroline Sanchez Avakian comes from the social enterprise space. She also founded SourceRise and is the managing partner of Socialbrite.
Her support group promotes learnings about nonprofit communications and uses a loose schedule to organize discussion. For example, while you can ask questions and post any day of the week, Tuesdays are when the group digs into particular topics.
3. Thriving Nonprofit With Joan Garry
Another popular place to ask nonprofit questions and find a mentor, this group hosts regular discussions on everything from starting an organization to managing events.
Creator Joan Garry is currently a nonprofit consultant. She formerly worked as the executive director of GLAAD and co-chair of President Barak Obama’s LGBT Finance Committee.
4. DIY Nonprofit Visionaries
Established by Victor and Angela Myles, or “The MYLES | FACTOR,” this nonprofit consultant duo aims to share knowledge with nonprofit professionals, leaders, and pastors.
Dubbed “visionaries” by Victor and Angela, participants post their questions and often receive responses from not only their peers, but directly from experts Victor and Angela.
An invaluable way to learn in the nonprofit space is to consult your peers for their individual experience. Facebook groups make it possible to poll hundreds and even thousands of people just like you, tackling similar problems.
Do you have a favorite place to go for professional advice? Let us know your favorite haunts in the comments below.
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