Posted by Lauren Grace Bejot

Nonprofit professionals have more resources than ever when it comes to getting connected, and few resources are more valuable than the Internet. Today, it is easier than ever for nonprofit professionals to use the Internet to connect to other professionals through LinkedIn. 

The groups worth joining on LinkedIn are seemingly endless, and that's why we've identified five groups any nonprofit LinkedIn user should join.

1. Mojalink Non Profit Network
Mojalink's more than 170,000 members make it one of the largest nonprofit groups on LinkedIn, and rest assured that it grew its six figure membership for a reason. Mojalink is a specialist when it comes to connecting nonprofit professionals, and they are the creator of the group. As such, the Mojalink group connects members while also educating group members on many essential aspects of nonprofit operations. Expect to learn more about funding, networking and more as a result of joining this vast nonprofit resource. 

2. Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations
In today's mobile media and share-crazy culture, being able to tap into the goldmine of social media is crucial for nonprofit success. That is where this LinkedIn group steps in, and it is helping over 70,000 nonprofit pros learn the tricks of the trade. Members are extremely helpful and willing to share their social media success stories and knowledge, making this an invaluable resource for nonprofit professionals that want to develop a social media strategy for their nonprofit.

3. Non-Profit Marketing
As the name implies, this LinkedIn Nonprofit marketing group is centered around the marketing aspects of nonprofits. Just about everything you would expect to find is covered, including direct marketing strategies, grant writing, public relations and the always important fundraising. By joining this group, it is easier than ever to find helpful blogs, articles and forum discussions on all things nonprofit marketing.

4. Nonprofit Professionals Forum
Let's face it, being a busy nonprofit professional can get a bit lonely or exhausting at times. That is where the Nonprofit Professionals Forum steps in to assist. This group of nearly 20,000 LinkedIn professionals provides a personal touch that makes it easy to talk about all sorts of topics with professional peers. The community is friendly and engaging, so don't be shy about asking questions you may have had difficulty answering on your own.

5. Nonprofit Leadership Think Tank
For leadership-oriented nonprofit professionals, this LinkedIn group has loads of quality information. It is yet another forum to find answers to important nonprofit questions, particularly those that pertain to leadership. Joining this group is yet one more way LinkedIn groups can help a nonprofit grow their skills in ways that will help their community. 

With these five LinkedIn groups, it will be easier than ever to get up to speed on all your nonprofit questions, concerns and needs. More importantly, connecting with other experienced and savvy professionals ensures you will keep adding to your bag of tricks, which will enable you to serve your community in new and impactful ways.