How many LinkedIn contacts do you have?


I’m always surprised when I click on a major gift or planned gift fundraiser’s LinkedIn profile and see that they only have 30, 50 or 100 connections. Maybe they haven’t connected with their supporters because their LinkedIn profile is not up-to-date.

5 Tips to Maximize Your Nonprofit's Presence on LinkedIn

Fundraising 123

LinkedIn has grown into one of the most popular social media sites for individuals to make connections and build their networks. Although at times it may seem like only big businesses or recruiters use LinkedIn, it also offers plenty of great tools for nonprofit organizations.

Trending Sources

Are you ready for donors using LinkedIn?

Fundraising Coach

In teaching nonprofit social media , I call LinkedIn the "little engine that could.". Started in late 2002, LinkedIn has seen many social media platforms rise and fall. But LinkedIn keeps trucking along. Your donors are using LinkedIn.

Leveraging LinkedIn for Good

Fundraising 123

At LinkedIn, our mission is simple: To connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. And with over 95 million members, LinkedIn is a great way to connect with people from all over the world. . As a nonprofit professional, you and your organization should be leveraging the connective power of LinkedIn as well to promote your career and your cause. The two main reasons your cause should be on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn Gender Gap

A. Fine Blog

I was reading this fabulous report from Pew Internet Project on Social Networking Sites and Our Lives , when I came across this fascinating graph: Basically, women make up the majority of users on all social networking sites – except for LinkedIn.

Effective Use of LinkedIn

A Small Change

While most non-profits realize the benefits of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, far fewer organizations fully realize the inherent power of LinkedIn. As one of the original social networking platforms geared primarily toward professionals and businesspeople, LinkedIn can provide your organization with networking and marketing benefits, no matter the size of your non-profit. This is one of the most powerful features of using LinkedIn for your non-profit.

5 reasons why you should “connect” with me on LinkedIn


I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn. Full disclosure: I pretty much like to connect with everyone in the fundraising/nonprofit sector on LinkedIn. You’ll get “insider” announcements about new innovations we’re developing at MarketSmart ( Check out the latest news, insights, and opportunities from our LinkedIn company page ). Related posts: >> 8 Huge Reasons Why You Should Join Our LinkedIn Group. >> How Many LinkedIn Contacts Do You Have?

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Have you connected with me on LinkedIn yet?


I love meeting new people on LinkedIn and I frequently help anyone I can with all kinds of requests. Related Posts. >> 8 huge reasons why you should join our new LinkedIn fundraising group. >> The fundraiser’s ultimate LinkedIN Cheat Sheet. The post Have you connected with me on LinkedIn yet? I hope you will. I’m what you call an open networker.

LinkedIn for Nonprofit Professionals

Fundraising Coach

This article on using LinkedIn caught my attention so she let me post it here. Think of Linkedin as your virtual professional conference. Linkedin isn’t a whole lot different. Decide first why you (or your organization) would want to use Linkedin.

I am LinkedIn member 855,485

Donor Power Blog

But when put in the context of a recent milestone for the professional networking site-- LinkedIn now has over 100 million member--somehow, being somewhere just below 900,000 seems pretty impressive to me. I've always liked LinkedIn. At first glance, this may not seem very impressive.

LinkedIn Is New Path to the Perfect Partner

Selfish Giving

LinkedIn is rising to the top of the social media heap when it comes to finding people, partners or causes. LinkedIn is basically a huge database with all sorts of information about people and organizations as well as who they know and what they care about.

Good LinkedIn news - and 3 things reasons to react

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Today, LinkedIn announced it’s adding a Volunteer Experience & Causes section to the Profile page. By including causes, charities and volunteer work in LinkedIn profiles, the social network becomes wired to create these positive influences for our organizations. LinkedIn is a great tool for going that and therefore advancing our missions. Ask them to update their LinkedIn Profile here. Check out more about nonprofits on LinkedIn here.

Infographic: Inside the mind of a KICKASS community manager!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Share this on LinkedIn. Are you tweeting for your cause or company? Are you posting on facebook for your cause? Are you updating a website or blog for your nonprofit, charity, or corporation? Then you’re a community manager. Which would you rather be? This guy? Or her?

Vote for Me For President of LinkedIn!

A. Fine Blog

For all of you having election withdrawal, I’d like to announce my candidacy for President of LinkedIn. Debra’s post a few weeks ago about endorsements on LinkedIn got me thinking about the site’s fundamental purpose.

If this is LinkedIn, Get Me Outta Here!

Wild Woman Fundraising

A lot of fundraising people I know are on LinkedIn. LinkedIn can be a good tool for your career. If you look at my LinkedIn profile , you can also see how I’ve highlighted speaking and publications. I’ve used LinkedIn for years. No more LinkedIn Pulse!

Would you give money to this person?


So why then do so many fundraisers avoid putting a picture of themselves on LinkedIn? Having no picture on LinkedIn tells your donors: I don’t care about you. If you don’t have a picture on LinkedIn, put one up now! Trust is crucial, necessary and vital. .

Nonprofit Marketing Talent is Hard to Find. Linkedin Can Help.

Marketing for Nonprofits

The king of social recruiting is LinkedIn, that massive database of resumes, accomplishments, and connections. LinkedIn has new tools to make recruiting faster, cheaper, and easier. You can do a lot for free, using Advanced Search but to really mine that database, you want to look at LinkedIn Recruiter. It’s fee-based but LinkedIn will be giving discounts to eligible nonprofits. In other words, LinkedIn is a lot like hiring a search firm but it costs less.

LinkedIn Launches Board Connect Service

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals of all sectors, has just announced the launch of their new Board Connect service for nonprofit organizations. If you're not already familiar with LinkedIn , it began, basically, as a place to post your online business profile/resume and connect with others in your field to grow your network using a "six degrees of separation" model. She states that this is true, not just of LinkedIn's new service, but of all board matching programs.

Want to stay more private online?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In these worksheets, we’ll go into how to browse anonymously, how to keep websites from tracking you, how to stay private on LinkedIn, how to stay private on Twitter, and how to stay private with your email as well.

Think Conversation, Not Megaphone, for Social Media Success (NTEN Case Study)

Getting Attention

For example, since connecting our community members with each other is one of our organization’s goals, we might set a social media goal of sparking five conversations a month with five or more comments in our main social media channels: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to Preview The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media?

Wild Woman Fundraising

8) I have always used LinkedIn and gave recommendations, but I made sure I did this for those whose input as made a difference in my nonprofit. #9) Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media.

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Looking for people to work with your nonprofit? Look at LinkedIn

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Two important disclosures: Ventureneer has partnered with LinkedIn to make nonprofits aware of the free or low-cost recruiting tools LinkedIn offers to nonprofits, and LinkedIn is represented on the board of my organization, Network for Good. And the emerging leader in social recruiting is LinkedIn. Now that LinkedIn profiles have a section for volunteer work, it’s easier to find people who have an interest in your mission as well as the expertise you need.

May 26th Webinar: Move on up! And give yourself a leg up the career ladder!

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you dominate LinkedIn and really work your profile? First Name: Last Name: Email: Share this on LinkedIn. Move on up! And give yourself a leg up the career ladder! A step-by-step guide to getting the attention you deserve for your accomplishments and expertise.

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Book Review: “The Facebook Marketing Book”

Cause Related Marketing

I joined LinkedIn way back in 2005. My LinkedIn account was half-finished for years before I could imagine any value in completing it. The Facebook Marketing Book O'Reilly Allison Zarrella Ambrose Bierce Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Jason Alba Dan Zarrella Brendan Frasier cause marketing

#SocialNetworks: Are You LinkedIn To Your Nonprofit?

Non Profit Marketing 360

This past summer we discussed the fact that LinkedIn had developed organizational pages designed for nonprofits. It was but one feature added with the input of Bryan Breckenridge , whose job it was to expand the ‘LinkedIn for Nonprofits’ project. Here he is quickly introducing the program: But like any good SM platform, LinkedIn has not been sitting on its laurels.

#Development: LinkedIn For Good Builds Bonds Among Nonprofit Members

Non Profit Marketing 360

The social-networking site LinkedIn is treated as perhaps the most professional of all such sites/services. LinkedIn has almost 4 million people within its network, and some 76,000 nonprofit groups that have coalesced within it.

Quick Tip – LinkedIn People Search

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Whenever I give a workshop relating to social media, I often ask the following question when talking about social networks: “How many of you are currently on LinkedIn ?&#. I then ask those same people: &# How many of you have ever actually received any value from being on LinkedIn&# ? It is for those people that I want to provide the following simple use for LinkedIn , which involves very little time investment. Create a profile on LinkedIn.

Customer Loyalty is not Customer Retention

Non Profit Marketing 360

Linkedin Retention Small Business coupons customers e-commerce loyalty StatisticsOne popular application of a customer retention strategy is a loyalty campaign or loyalty program. Just about every business has one, and we love to see our customers completing loyalty programs that truly drive their customers to new levels of engagement. But too many times a loyaty program is seen as the basis for a customer retention program not a supplement to a strategy.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: LinkedIn’s Value As Networking Platform Far Bigger Than Mere Numbers

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of those is LinkedIn, a network designed for professionals looking to present their business selves online to other professionals. In our ongoing and period series of social-network platforms, we introduce (and in many of our readers’ cases ‘remind you of’) LinkedIn.

Ask Mazarine: Best Answers on LinkedIn

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to LinkedIn, I’m an expert in Nonprofit Fundraising, Philanthropy, Work-life Balance, Non-profit Management, Social Enterpreneurship, and Public Relations. ask mazarine best answer condoms facebook suicide foundation center how to find grants indonesia international aid jakarta life after facebook linkedin mazarine treyz nonprofit fundraising water work-life balance You’ve Got Answers!

Nonprofits: New look for Twitter and LinkedIn profiles


In the past few weeks, two big social media platforms—Twitter and LinkedIn—retooled the look of their profiles. Here’s the scoop on today’s public roll-out of the new LinkedIn company profiles.

Hip to QR Codes

Cause Related Marketing

In turn, my brand-spanking-new Hipscan page connects you to my Twitter, my LinkedIn profile and this blog, but not my Facebook page. Facebook LinkedIn Hipscan QR code Alden Keene and Associates Twitter QR Codes

9 reasons to QUIT SOCIAL MEDIA from Erik Graf


I think LinkedIn provides a lot of value— the social media option for grown ups. I object to this one because I don’t think anyone really expects you to have a profile on social media (except on LinkedIn). Facebook LinkedIn Social media Twitter internet Networking online online marketingIn his recent post on The Social Graf, Erik Sass punches social media in the face a bit.

Find company insights in 60 seconds

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This weekend I decided to set myself an initial output objective surrounding my new “ Learn in 60 seconds &# video series. It is as follows: “Produce one new “Learn in 60 seconds&# video every Monday morning for the next 2 months&#.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are looking to do more on LinkedIn, see How to Republish, Repurpose and Reinvent Your Content Using LinkedIn Publisher. Happy Friday, everyone!

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All We Are Saying, Is Give Twitter a Chance

Social Media Bird Brain

Adam Grant conversation LinkedIn re-evaluate Small nonprofit social media Social network Twitter Twitter (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It''s been a long time since I heard the kind of criticism of Twitter that I used to hear, say circa January 2008, when I joined. Now everyone just seems to accept that Twitter is a thing, though for a lot of them it seems to mean Twitter is a thing for newscasters or comedians to reference when someone in the public eye screws up big-time.

LinkedIn: The Little Network That Could

A. Fine Blog

This month’s Social Good podcast focuses on the second life of LinkedIn. Social Media American Evaluation Association Amy Sample Ward Estrella Rosenberg LinkedIn Social Good pocast TechSoup GlobalSometimes social media tools and channels come and go so quickly I never learn how to pronounce the name of the thing! And then sometimes, not often, but just sometimes, a tool starts, levels off and then has a more dynamic second life. [.].

Ask Experts, Share Issues, Get Inspired -- Join Getting Attention Discussion Group on LinkedIn

Getting Attention

Please join me and (already) 400 fellow nonprofit communicators in the Getting Attention (GA) Group on LinkedIn. So I'm shifting discussion to the Getting Attention LinkedIn Group (we'll have a Facebook group soon). And, if you're not yet on LinkedIn, it's the perfect motivation for you to spend 10 minutes putting up a profile -- great networking, discussion groups from all perspectives (I put queries out and get great responses). Looking for marketing answers?

#SOCIALNETORKS: NTEN 2012 Report Shows Real ROI Growth Over Past Year

Non Profit Marketing 360

Click to go to the report Okay, so you have been developing your nonprofit’s presence on the staples of social media new for a couple of years. Facebook page? Check. Twitter account? But how much time do you want to put into keeping up with those outlets?

Why you need to focus on mobile right now

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

My big three channels are now Twitter , LinkedIn and my Blog. Tags: Insight 3GS Android Blackberry Facebook goc Google government of canada iPhone LinkedIn Mike Kujawski mobile public sector marketing 2.0 I recently switched smartphones (now representing 50% of the worldwide cell phone market ) from RIM ’s Blackberry Storm to Apple’s iPhone 3GS. Why did I do it, and more importantly why should you care? The first reason is simple.