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1767Re: [learningfromeachother] Do-It-Yourself SMS Campaigns (designed for NGOs)/FYI in case we do this!

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  • tom ochuka
    Mar 1, 2008
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      The deaf uses SMS 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
      >
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      >
      >
      > 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.
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