One of the best things about working for a small staff association is that I get to do so many things--some of which I still have a lot to learn about. Web design is definitely one of those things. While I know plenty about some aspects of web development, design is one thing I have never had to do, and I'm not particularly good at it.
My advice if you’re using LinkedIn groups as either your organization’s private community platform or to generate leads or drive traffic to your business’s website or blog: start looking around for other options, because I would not be at all surprised if LinkedIn’s next announcement is that it’s getting rid of groups.
Suffice it to say that the writing is on the wall: Facebook’s free lunch for brands is dwindling fast so don’t be surprised when the inevitable happens and Facebook truly becomes what it already has become for many brands - an ad platform. It's time to start plotting your post-Facebook social media strategy.