Five Recent LinkedIn Group Updates Nonprofits Need to Know About

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Originally published on Nonprofit Tech for Good.

With the launch of new a LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn-Groups-for-Nonprofitsdesign, the company resolved one of its most pressing problems – LinkedIn Group spam. Group management had become cumbersome and time-consuming for many admins of medium and large groups. Flagging irrelevant discussions as promotion posts or deleting them altogether can take up to thirty minutes a day and if you didn’t invest the time to get rid of the clutter, then the group would become overrun with spam and lose its appeal to group members. The new design, however, requires people to participate if they want their discussions to get noticed. The mass posting of links as discussions will likely still continue, but without participation, the links won’t achieve “Popular” status.

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2. Increased Spam Control: Popular and Recent Discussion Tabs

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3. Manager’s Choice Selections Prominently Featured

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 4. New Group Information Pop-down

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 5. Mobile-Compatible

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Heather Mansfield is the principal blogger at Nonprofit Tech for Good, a mobile and social media guide for nonprofits. She created and maintains the “Nonprofit Organizations” profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest, which cumulatively have more than 750,000 friends, followers, and fans. A pioneer in utilizing social media for social good, Heather has fifteen years of experience utilizing the internet for fundraising, community-building, and education and outreach covering a variety of causes and issues. To date, Heather has presented over 500 social and mobile media trainings throughout the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand. In 2009, Heather’s @NonprofitOrgs was added to Twitter’s “Suggested User List” and she was named a Fundraising Star of the Year by Fundraising Success Magazine. She’s also been named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Twitter Feeds of 2013 and is the author of the best-selling book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. -