You’ve updated your responsibilities, your position, and your groups–but how can you increase your connections on LinkedIn? One of the easiest ways to increase your number of connections on LinkedIn is to look at the groups you’re already associated with. Look at the professional associations that you’ve joined and the people in your immediate area/section. These are often folks who are in your backyard, doing what you are doing at neighbor institutions. It’s a fantastic place to start! Reach out and introduce yourself, offer to connect online, and maybe even meet for coffee to discuss a collaboration!