As America’s largest national database of youth volunteer opportunities, DoSomething.org is constantly looking for new ways to bring dozens of causes to millions of volunteers. And they find them! Their innovative outreach runs the gamut from a mobile scavenger hunt for social change, to an interactive map thanking emergency service workers for all that they [...]
A new mobile reminder program from Union Plus is opening up educational opportunities to union families by helping them meet education deadlines. These days, getting in to school and getting financial aid means jumping through many hoops – FAFSA applications, SAT sign-up, GRE registration, and more. Busy families can be so overwhelmed by the process [...]
When you start a mobile campaign, the first step to success is to get people to sign up for your alerts. In this series of posts, we’ll be discussing a few ways to use the resources you already have to build your mobile list. If you have an existing outreach campaign, you probably already have [...]
Roman Porter works to identify and develop strategic initiatives at Mobile Commons, primarily focusing on political campaigns and government agencies. He is the former Executive Director of the Fair Political Practices Commission, California’s governmental ethics and campaign finance agency and previously worked on political campaigns and for elected officials in California. Nothing matters more at [...]
Last week, the New York Times featured an article about the success of the recent anti-SOPA activism across the tech industry. The article asked the question, “Can the Internet industry, along with legions of newly politicized Web users, be a new force in Washington?” Even SOPA’s backers were surprised by the outpouring of activism from [...]
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a unique collaboration between Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, one of the nation’s top health care plans and Harvard Medical School, one of the nation’s top academic institutions, is a leader in innovative public health research. They’ve proven this once again with a new campaign to use SMS messaging to help [...]
MOBILE COMMONS POWERS TEXT MESSAGES FOR NEW MTA BUS TRACKER IN NEW YORK CITY Riders Get Location of Next Bus in Real-Time Via Text New York, NY – January 26, 2012 – Mobile Commons has partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to provide the text messaging capability of MTA Bus Time — the MTA’s [...]
Last Wednesday, January 18th, over 200,000 people used Mobile Commons to call their Congressional representatives in opposition to the SOPA and PIPA legislation. The outpouring of activism came as part of an Internet-wide protest, as hundreds of thousands of websites “blacked out” their pages in protest against the legislation’s far-reaching censorship powers. Tumblr, Reddit, Engine [...]
Mobile Commons Empowers Citizens To Fight Anti-Piracy Bills With More Than 200,000 Calls To Congress In 24 Hours Tumblr, Reddit, Engine Advocacy, and NY Tech Meetup utilized Mobile Commons’ click-to-call technology to gain immediate access to elected officials in fastest campaign to date New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2012 Hundreds of thousands of websites participated in a [...]
It can be hard to remember exactly how much your phone is costing you – until the fateful day when the bill arrives. Fortunately, CREDO Mobile is making it easy to stay on top of your tele-finances. Text “USAGE” or “BALANCE” to 25946 for up-to-date account information. It’s a free service! Check out our screenshot [...]
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