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SMS Best Practices
Tuesday Dec 15, 2020

If you’re new to SMS marketing, learning all of the laws and regulations (as well as the common courtesy that goes along with mobile marketing) can seem daunting. However, learning simple best practices can ensure that not only are you being legally compliant, you are operating with the best interests of both your customers and your company in mind. When in doubt, follow BECAUSE.

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How to Use SMS to Grow Your Other Platforms
Tuesday Dec 15, 2020

Although SMS may very well be the future of marketing, it is important to maintain all of your other platforms. Social media channels are some of the highest visited websites in the world, meaning that maintaining your social presence is key to an overall digital marketing strategy. You can use your SMS alert system to steer your subscribers to your social channels to increase your following and engagement.
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6 Ways to Keep Volunteers Enthusiastic
Sunday Dec 06, 2020

It can be a tough sell to get people to work for free and make major contributions to your organization without compensation. Establishing and growing a team of dedicated volunteers is a foundational exercise for an organization that relies on in-person and text to give donors for its success. Making sure your volunteers feel appreciated and valued is a crucial aspect in running volunteer programs within your organization.


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Are You Protecting Your Donors' Sensitive Information?
Sunday Dec 06, 2020

Cybercriminals are continually looking for ways to get their hands on sensitive information housed in digital spaces. Nonprofit organizations with the greatest intentions of helping the community are not immune from cyberattacks. Those who wish to access your donor information for nefarious intentions have no regard for the mission or goals of your organization.
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How to Earn Repeat Donations
Sunday Dec 06, 2020

One of the proven business adages states that it is more expensive and time-consuming to get new customers than it is to retain existing ones. This also applies to accumulating donors and supporters of nonprofit organizations. Getting a one-time donation for your nonprofit is a wonderful addition to help you achieve your goals and mission. However, attracting repeat donors through traditional andtext to donate techniques leads to sustained success and allows time to seek out more ways to raise money and help the benefactors of your efforts.
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Keeping Donors Engaged with Your Message
Monday Nov 30, 2020

Technological advances in the digital age and ever-changing user trends presents modern opportunities to reach potential donors for nonprofit organizations. Using text to donate functionality is a powerful tool to get donors involved and engaged in your efforts. This allows you to connect directly and instantly with donors, reach out to targeted audiences to increase donor engagement and retention rates.
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Truth vs Myth: Text-Based Donations
Sunday Nov 29, 2020

The easiest way to give and collect donations for nonprofit organizations in the digital age is through text to give programs that allow donors to simply and quickly donate to their favorite causes via text messaging. As mobile technology advanced to a point where using text messaging to transfer funds is safe and secure, commonly held myths about the process of text-based donations either no longer exist or never did.
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How to Catch Donors Attention
Sunday Nov 29, 2020

The first step in collecting donations is to get the attention of potential donors. This has never been more difficult with the explosion of social media and streaming services that draw the attention of people already living busy lives with careers and families. Nonprofit organizations are looking for the most engaging ways to reach donors and compel them to want to donate.
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How to Use Text to Raise Church Funds
Wednesday Nov 25, 2020

Churches rely on the donations of their parishioners and other community members to continue their mission to reach the largest numbers of congregants. It is especially important during these unprecedented times of social distancing and stay-at-home orders to provide safe, secure, and convenient methods for people to donate.
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How to Encourage Parishioner Donations
Monday Nov 23, 2020

Churches and other religious organizations have traditionally been the largest types of recipients for charitable giving in the United States. Those numbers are diminishing, however, and churches are continually looking for ways to encourage donations from their devoted parishioners.

 

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Text Donations and Events
Monday Nov 23, 2020

Most people today live on their phones and more than 3 billion people worldwide own smartphones. Of all the time spent on phones and with the unlimited supply of incredibly advanced apps, the text app is the one people use the most. In fact, recent Pew Internet research reveals that upwards of 97 percent of cell phone owners text at least once a day. This presents the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to implement phenomenally successful text to give programs that allow users to donate to your organization quickly, easily, and safely while keeping up with the latest news and events.
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How to Use Your Website to Encourage Donations
Friday Nov 20, 2020

Your website is a powerful marketing tool that serves as a business card, a central digital meeting place, and the primary source for one-time and ongoing donations. Visitors to your website expect to be informed about the details of your organization, your successes in the community, and clear information on how they can help. Driving targeted audiences to your site through text to give opportunities, social media promotions, email marketing campaigns will help to broaden your online presence and increase donations.


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3 Ways Mobile Donation Can Help Your Church
Friday Nov 20, 2020

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced churches to adjust social distancing guidelines and sporadic stay-at-home orders. Without the luxury of live services to encourage and facilitate donations, churches are looking elsewhere to help collect donations from parishioners and other sources.


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Educate Your Donors
Monday Nov 09, 2020

Even with the intuitiveness of text to give software, not all donors will immediately jump on board and adopt the platform as easy as it is. If you want more people to use text to give in your organization, having a good implementation process will be key in boosting adoption.


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Why You Should Use Text to Give
Monday Nov 09, 2020

Gone are the days when people write checks to puchase producsts. You remember those things right? But when was the last time you wrote a check. OK I think you ge thte point, our world continues to become more and more technilogical, and non-profits can take advantage of this tecnilogical boom to offer innovative ways to allow donors to donate to their cause.


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How to connect your Facebook page to vorText
Friday Jul 19, 2019

vorText is now integrated with Facebook Messenger. This opens up huge possibilities for users to engage with your organization.

​Once you connect your Facebook page to vorText, the messenger app will function just like the SMS app! Users can text keywords and scripts and run then just like if they did it using their SMS app.
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How to Run a Successful SMS Donation Campaign
Friday Jul 19, 2019

A text-to-give SMS campaign is a great way to collect donations for your non-profit or fundraiser without asking your contributors to do too much, and without having to go door-to-door or manage a large social media campaign! A simple text can collect donations, and using a good text message marketing software can help make your text-to-give campaign seamless.
 

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Tips for Running a Successful Text to Win Campaign
Friday Jul 19, 2019

Utilizing a text-to-win campaign is a great way to get people to subscribe to your text list. If you run your text-to-win sweepstakes correctly, not only do you end up with a number of subscribers on your list, you know that these subscribers are interested in your specific product, service, or business.
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SMS for Gyms and Health Clubs
Thursday Jul 18, 2019

Text message marketing is a perfect marketing tool for gyms and health clubs. From onboarding new members to running special promotions to sending out motivational messages, SMS for gyms is a great way to connect with members.
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How to Run a Successful SMS Drip Campaign
Thursday Jul 18, 2019

Drip campaigns are a great way to engage with current customers, provide a series of valuable information, and reactivate dormant customers. Your text message alert system is a great tool for running drip campaigns that will get results. We are often asked, what is a drip campaign and what’s the best way to run an SMS drip campaign? Today, we’re here to answer those questions!
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SMS for E-Commerce
Thursday Jul 18, 2019

The internet is now one of the most popular marketplaces, with an expected 2.14 billion people worldwide expected to do at least some portion of their shopping online by the year 2021. If you sell goods or services online, using text message marketing is one of the best ways you can expand your company’s reach and increase your bottom line. Below are some of the ways your company can use SMS for e-commerce.


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How to Successfully Run an SMS Survey
Thursday Jul 18, 2019

An SMS survey is a survey sent out using a text message alert system that allows your customers to provide valuable feedback about your business’ products and services. Text message marketing is one of the most powerful marketing tools available, and regularly sending surveys can help your business grow as well as help build trust with your customers. How can your business run a successful SMS survey?
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SMS for Veterinary Clinics
Tuesday Jul 16, 2019

Now, more than ever, pets are family, and pet owners care deeply about their pet’s health. Veterinary clinics are busy places, with spaying and neutering, shots, and surgeries. Keep your patients up to date on their pet’s needs and appointments and take payments without losing a second by using SMS marketing for veterinary clinics!
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SMS for Weddings
Tuesday Jul 16, 2019

Using SMS message alerts for weddings is an unconventional and innovative way to ensure the entire event goes off without a hitch (except the hitching that happens between the bride and groom, of course.) Weddings have a lot of moving parts; get organized by using a text message alert system to communicate with guests, vendors, and confirm appointments.
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United States SMS Laws- What They Are and How Not To Break Them
Tuesday Jul 16, 2019

Like email, commercial text message communications are subject to laws and regulations. In the United States, these regulations are governed by the Federal Communications Commission, the Telecommunications Industry Association, and Mobile Marketing Association. SMS laws are in place to protect consumers from spam, scams, and harassment. Mobile marketing is a powerful tool for your business, but your business must stay compliant with all text message laws or risk facing hefty fines.
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Growing Your Text List
Monday Jul 15, 2019

Now that you have signed up to begin implementing SMS marketing, you’re ready to contact your customer base directly! Except, you don’t have any phone numbers yet. How do you build a successful SMS text list? More importantly, how do you build your text list the right way?
 

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SMS Marketing vs Email Marketing
Monday Jul 15, 2019

Which One is Better for your Business?

Both email marketing and SMS marketing are direct ways to reach your customers, but which one is better for your business? Email has long thought to be the most direct form of business to consumer communication, but with the rise of smartphones and the millennial tech boom, more businesses are turning to SMS marketing.
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How to Prevent People from Opting Out of Your SMS Text List
Monday Jul 15, 2019

Keeping your SMS text list subscribers interested can be difficult. You want to advertise enough to make sure you get the brand recognition you are vying for, but not so much that it annoys your subscribers. Here are some easy ways to prevent people from opting out of your text message marketing subscriber list.
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SMS Marketing for Retail
Monday Jul 15, 2019

SMS marketing is a huge advancement for retailers trying to communicate directly with their customers. In recent times, SMS marketing has proven more effective than traditional marketing, and is oftentimes less expensive. Using text message marketing for retail stores can yield a very high return if done correctly and strategically.
 

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SMS for Medical Offices
Monday Jul 15, 2019

SMS marketing is perfect for busy hospitals and private medical offices who need to keep on top of communication with their patients. It is easy to have your patients opt in on an intake form by providing their mobile number at check in. And since SMS messages have a much higher read rate than emails, you can be sure that you are choosing the best way to communicate with your clientele.
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SMS for Restaurants
Thursday Jul 11, 2019

You don’t need a sommelier to tell you that SMS marketing and restaurants are a perfect pairing. With SMS marketing you are able to increase brand recognition, use more effective targeting techniques, and contact your guests directly, with an amazing open rate and a huge return on investment. If you own or manage a restaurant and you’re not using SMS marketing, you’re losing money. Here are just some of the ways you can use SMS messaging for your restaurant!
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SMS Marketing - Frequently Asked Questions
Thursday Jul 11, 2019

With the popularity of SMS marketing on the rise, many businesses (such as restaurants, doctor’s offices and schools) are utilizing a text marketing services, but what exactly is text message marketing and can it benefit your business?
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SMS Auto-responders
Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Auto-responders are a powerful tool you can use to automatically respond to a user with a message or a script based on how they interact with the system. By taking advantage of this power feature, you can make sure you are engaging with your users in a way that meets their personal needs, and in a timely manner.
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Ways Schools Can Utilize SMS
Tuesday Jul 09, 2019

With more than 96% of Americans owning a cellphone, and 81% of those being smartphone users, SMS alert systems are becoming one of the most effective methods of mass communication. With a 98% read-rate, users of SMS alert systems can be assured that their messages are instantly reaching the recipient. From urgent school closings to permission slip reminders to sending out stats from the big home game, there are a variety of benefits of utilizing a text alert system for schools. 

 

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How To Write A Good Offer
Friday Jul 05, 2019

SMS marketing has great potential! With high open rates and global adoption, it's a great way to communicate with your customers. However, only having 160 characters to communicate your message may make it challenging to craft the perfect message. So here's some pointers.


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Transactional SMS Messaging
Tuesday Jul 02, 2019

There is a great opportunity right now for marketers pertaining to transcriptional SMS.  While most messages focus on promotional items like one off sales, product launches, or weekly SMS campaigns, there's a lot more value you can provide to your customers using transnational SMS.
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SMS Marketing Is Here To Stay
Tuesday Jun 11, 2019

SMS Marketing is a growing industry. Businesses around the globe are realizing that this form of communication is not just here to stay, but constantly growing in popularity.
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