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Re: [holistichelping] Fwd: [learningfromeachother] Do-It-Yourself SMS Campaigns (designed for NGOs)/FYI in case we do this!

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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 1 of 2 , Mar 1, 2008
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      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.
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