How to use LinkedIn to get volunteers, donors, and more

Even the most social-media-savvy among us will admit that LinkedIn can be a challenge for organizations to use effectively.

While it is considered a social network, it just feels less social than, say, Twitter or Facebook. People don't usually go to LinkedIn to kill time; they go with a very specific purpose: Either to recruit people for a job or to look for jobs. Since most of their features are built around the idea of networking, how can your nonprofit fit in?

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Just got stuck managing your org's website? Help is on the way...

Last fall, we ran a guest post by Amy Lee featuring an excerpt from her book "Excuse Me? I'm Doing What Now? The Office Worker's Guide To Managing a Website For Those Who Just Got Stuck With It."

The book addresses a perennial problem in short-staffed, underfunded organizations, particularly nonprofits: people often have to take on responsibilities for which they have limited training or expertise, and there's often no budget or time to provide the training necessary.

When her guest post went up on the site in October, Lee had just started posting chapters of the book to her blog. As of today, the book is available on the blog in its entirety, and available on Kindle and in print as well.

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