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  • Pamela McLean
    Janet - I m forwarding this to HH as I do not know if you will see it in LFEO. Pam ... From: tom ochuka Date: 1 Mar 2008 09:38 Subject:
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 1, 2008
      Janet - I'm forwarding this to HH as I do not know if you will see it in LFEO. Pam

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      From: tom ochuka <tomochuka@...>
      Date: 1 Mar 2008 09:38
      Subject: Re: [learningfromeachother] Do-It-Yourself SMS Campaigns (designed for NGOs)/FYI in case we do this!
      To: learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com

      The deaf uses msm in kenya more than the
      hearing..Janet can his org suply mobile phones to the
      deaf in kisu and Ahero.


      --- Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > MobileActive releases the first-ever comparison of
      > do-it-yourself SMS
      > campaign tools, designed especially for NGOs. The
      > Guide helps NGOs get
      > started in setting up a SMS campaign and includes a
      > comparison of different
      > SMS campaign software:
      >
      http://mobileactive.org/wiki/Desktop_SMS_Campaign_Tools
      >
      >
      > Over the last several years, it's become clear
      > that mobile phones are
      > becoming one of the most influential devices in our
      > social, political, and
      > civic lives. Savvy nonprofit organizations and NGOs
      > are experimenting with
      > using mobile phones as persuasive devices to recruit
      > new supporters,
      > organize groups, and advocate for causes.
      >
      >
      > Thus far, most of the successful mobile-phone
      > campaigns have relied on text
      > messaging as their persuasive technology of choice.
      > It's the only mobile
      > phone technology that works reliably across the
      > majority of mobile phones in
      > most countries. In addition, most people in most
      > countries are familiar with
      > text messaging.
      >
      >
      > Many organizations want to use text messaging in
      > their campaigns. However,
      > the barriers to setting up a texting campaign are
      > steep. The process seems
      > expensive, technical, and complex overall.
      >
      >
      > Many organizations cannot afford to hire a provider
      > or there are none
      > available in the region where they operate. The
      > MobileActive guide describes
      > the second way – bootstrapping your way to a
      > texting campaign by using
      > Desktop SMS Campaign Tools on a tiny budget and with
      > a minimum of technical
      > expertise:
      >
      http://mobileactive.org/wiki/Desktop_SMS_Campaign_Tools
      > . For
      > low-volume and grassroots campaigns, there are tools
      > available that allow
      > you to run your own campaigns on your computer.
      >
      >
      > Check it out at
      >
      http://mobileactive.org/wiki/Desktop_SMS_Campaign_Tools
      > and
      > let us know if you have other tools that you use!
      >
      >
      > All the best,
      >
      >
      > Katrin
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Katrin Verclas
      > Co-Founder and Editor
      > MobileActive.org
      > katrin@...
      > + 1 413 687 9877
      >
      >
      > MobileActive.org: A global resource for people using
      > mobile phones for
      > social impact.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Dig Africa site welcomes you to join us at
      > http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/Digafrica on IT in
      > Africa
      >
      > Aids-Africa is a forum for communication and
      > information on AIDS related
      > issues in Africa and all are welcome to join us at
      > http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/aids-africa
      >
      > Join us on hiv/aids forum on Kenya at
      > http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/kenya-aids
      >
      > Join us at a Kenyan networking forum and NGOS at
      > http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/kenyainternational
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >

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    • tom ochuka
      SORRY ITS NOT MSM..its SMS...The deaf uses that ... http://mobileactive.org/wiki/Desktop_SMS_Campaign_Tools ...
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 1, 2008
        SORRY ITS NOT MSM..its SMS...The deaf uses that
        --- Pamela McLean <pam54321@...> wrote:

        > Janet - I'm forwarding this to HH as I do not know
        > if you will see it in
        > LFEO. Pam
        >
        > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
        > From: tom ochuka <tomochuka@...>
        > Date: 1 Mar 2008 09:38
        > Subject: Re: [learningfromeachother] Do-It-Yourself
        > SMS Campaigns (designed
        > for NGOs)/FYI in case we do this!
        > To: learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com
        >
        > The deaf uses msm in kenya more than the
        > hearing..Janet can his org suply mobile phones to
        > the
        > deaf in kisu and Ahero.
        >
        > --- Janet Feldman <kaippg@...
        > <kaippg%40earthlink.net>> wrote:
        >
        > >
        > >
        > > MobileActive releases the first-ever comparison of
        > > do-it-yourself SMS
        > > campaign tools, designed especially for NGOs. The
        > > Guide helps NGOs get
        > > started in setting up a SMS campaign and includes
        > a
        > > comparison of different
        > > SMS campaign software:
        > >
        >
        http://mobileactive.org/wiki/Desktop_SMS_Campaign_Tools
        > >
        > >
        > > Over the last several years, it's become clear
        > > that mobile phones are
        > > becoming one of the most influential devices in
        > our
        > > social, political, and
        > > civic lives. Savvy nonprofit organizations and
        > NGOs
        > > are experimenting with
        > > using mobile phones as persuasive devices to
        > recruit
        > > new supporters,
        > > organize groups, and advocate for causes.
        > >
        > >
        > > Thus far, most of the successful mobile-phone
        > > campaigns have relied on text
        > > messaging as their persuasive technology of
        > choice.
        > > It's the only mobile
        > > phone technology that works reliably across the
        > > majority of mobile phones in
        > > most countries. In addition, most people in most
        > > countries are familiar with
        > > text messaging.
        > >
        > >
        > > Many organizations want to use text messaging in
        > > their campaigns. However,
        > > the barriers to setting up a texting campaign are
        > > steep. The process seems
        > > expensive, technical, and complex overall.
        > >
        > >
        > > Many organizations cannot afford to hire a
        > provider
        > > or there are none
        > > available in the region where they operate. The
        > > MobileActive guide describes
        > > the second way – bootstrapping your way to a
        > > texting campaign by using
        > > Desktop SMS Campaign Tools on a tiny budget and
        > with
        > > a minimum of technical
        > > expertise:
        > >
        >
        http://mobileactive.org/wiki/Desktop_SMS_Campaign_Tools
        > > . For
        > > low-volume and grassroots campaigns, there are
        > tools
        > > available that allow
        > > you to run your own campaigns on your computer.
        > >
        > >
        > > Check it out at
        > >
        >
        http://mobileactive.org/wiki/Desktop_SMS_Campaign_Tools
        > > and
        > > let us know if you have other tools that you use!
        > >
        > >
        > > All the best,
        > >
        > >
        > > Katrin
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Katrin Verclas
        > > Co-Founder and Editor
        > > MobileActive.org
        > > katrin@...
        > <katrin%40mobileactive.org>
        > > + 1 413 687 9877
        > >
        > >
        > > MobileActive.org: A global resource for people
        > using
        > > mobile phones for
        > > social impact.
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Dig Africa site welcomes you to join us at
        > > http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/Digafrica on IT
        > in
        > > Africa
        > >
        > > Aids-Africa is a forum for communication and
        > > information on AIDS related
        > > issues in Africa and all are welcome to join us at
        > > http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/aids-africa
        > >
        > > Join us on hiv/aids forum on Kenya at
        > > http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/kenya-aids
        > >
        > > Join us at a Kenyan networking forum and NGOS at
        > >
        > http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/kenyainternational
        > > Yahoo! Groups Links
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
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