LinkedIn Group Join

With the new LinkedIn Group Join part, you can invite users to join your LinkedIn groups. After users join a group, the part displays an option to view it on LinkedIn.

Show Me: Watch a video about the new LinkedIn Group Join part.

LinkedIn API Information

To process information on this part, you must enter the keys, token, and secret for your LinkedIn application. To do this, a new LinkedIn section appears on the API tab for organization settings in Sites & settings.

Note: For more information about LinkedIn applications, visit the LinkedIn Developer Network.

Part Design

The Design tab for the LinkedIn Group Join part includes a LinkedIn groups grid for you to add the group URLs you want to display on the web page. These URLs must include the group's ID.

After you select the groups to include, under Design, use the HTML editor to design and format content for the groups on the web page.

As you do this, include merge fields to display group information and display the join and view options. For example, include the Join group merge fields so users can join a group on your web page, and include the View group merge fields so users can then navigate to LinkedIn and view the group.

There are several important items to remember as you design this content.

Web Page

You can include the LinkedIn Group Join part on any web page such as your home or registration page. However, we recommend you include the part on the page users navigate to after registering or logging in to your website. This way, when a user joins your LinkedIn group, the user's profile information processes to the constituent record in Blackbaud CRM. When you place the part on a page, one of three scenarios happens on the part.

Join — When a user is not in a group, the join option appears on the page based on your HTML editor design. The following graphic is an example of the part on the side of the page. It includes a header, group text, and a join button.

View — When a user is in a group, the view option appears on the page. It uses the same HTML editor design as the join option. The following graphic is an example of the part on the side of the page. It includes a header, group text, and a view button.

Note: The Join group and View group merge fields generate the join and view options on your page. If the user is not in a group, the join option automatically appears. If the user is in a group, the view option automatically appears.