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    “Nonprofits Should Be Giving More Attention to Mobile,” Says Mashable

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    Earlier this week, communications agency M+R released their annual benchmark study, which analyzes over 2.8 billion emails from 100 leading nonprofits. In an overview of key takeaways, Mashable reports, “Nonprofits still heavily rely on email to promote their causes, when they should be giving more attention to mobile and social media.” Email open rates, click-through…

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    Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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    Every week, our Lead Mobile Strategist Ti Chesley will post a roundup of the biggest news in mobile messaging. He’s excerpted some key quotes from the key articles.   Chat commerce platform ReplyYes raises $2.5M, has already sold $1M in vinyl records via text – Seattle company ReplyYes, specializing in technology for buying products via text message, announced…

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    Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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    Every week, our Lead Mobile Strategist Ti Chesley will post a roundup of the biggest news in mobile messaging.   Some huge “bot” news this week: VentureBeat: Facebook just validated the bot movement for businesses – a great overview of the whole “bot” thing. Recommended! Forbes: Messaging Platforms, Bots and The Future of Mobile – Major messaging apps are becoming platforms, portals, and in some ways,…

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    6 FREE and Simple Tools to Help Nonprofits Make Great Calls-to-Action

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    We live in a world of images. Whether you’re creating a Twitter meme or an email to your constituents, a strong image can help define your organization and become a viral hit among your supporters. Strong images are also crucial in promoting your mobile campaign. The best way to get people to sign up for…

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    Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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    We’re starting a new feature on the Mobile Commons blog! Every week, our Lead Mobile Strategist Ti Chesley will post a roundup of the biggest news in mobile messaging.  Summary Judgment Granted: Recruiting Text Not Telemarketing or Advertisement Under TCPA. The plaintiff received a text message on his cellular phone which read, “Kale Realty named 2013…

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    This year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose was a bona fide triumph!

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    The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), an annual gathering with the goal of building a stronger community of nonprofit professionals organized by the Nonprofit Technology Network, took place on March 23-25 2016 in San Jose. In line with goal of NTC, the Mobile Commons Strategy Team had an awesome chance to discover new innovations and technologies for sparking change, strengthen existing friendships and collaborations with…

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    Promoting Text Campaigns with Celebrity Power

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    When your organization or campaign has celebrity supporters, you want to maximize the value of every ask you make of them. They might be willing to tweet something on your behalf, film a TV spot, or raise money for you. No matter what it is, you should make your text to call action part of…

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    Get Your Supporters to the Polls with our Polling Place Locator

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    The stakes this election are higher than ever. While people have complained in the past about interchangeable politicians, this primary season offers a range of candidates with vastly different values. So if you’re engaged in political advocacy, it’s crucial that you get your supporters to vote. Endorsing a candidate is one way to show your…

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    DoSomething.org’s New Text Message Game Lets Young People See Through the Eyes of a Civil Rights Activist

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    When racial injustice is a daily headline, how does a high school teenager find the courage to take action and fight back? Our country’s history is filled with role models like the brave activists of the civil rights era. But lessons from the past can seem musty and stale to high school students now. How…

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    Chattanooga Uses Mobile Messaging to Keep Citizens Informed and Safe

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    We’ve seen state governments like California and New Jersey and big cities like New York and San Francisco make powerful use of mobile messaging to keep citizens engaged. Mobile messaging can be a powerful tool for smaller cities too. The City of Chattanooga wanted a way to keep in touch with its citizens. When issues…

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