SMS Case Study: Text Messaging Helps a School Community Grow

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. The Jewish population in particular has grown by 70 percent since 2001, according to a study commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. While the population is growing, enrollment in local Jewish private schools and summer ...
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eLearning: Texting for Nonprofit Program Delivery

Texting can be a powerful tool in your program toolbox. Take this short eLearning course to consider whether texting is right for your nonprofit, how you might use texting in your programs, and how to get started with texting.
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Best of the Web: July 2017

Magic Is Not Magic A couple of weeks ago, This American Life aired an interview between Ira Glass and the magician David Blaine where they talked about Blaine’s glass eating trick. But here’s the thing. It’s not a trick. Blaine really eats glass. In fact, he’s done it so many times that his teeth ...
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SMS Case Study: Pathways to Education Canada

Helping High School Students Stay on Track Thousands of Canadian teenagers living in low-income communities drop out of school each year. Why? The reasons are complex, but it’s widely agreed that staying connected with them and providing ongoing support increases the likelihood that a student will ...
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SMS Case Study: Chicago Scholars

High school students live mobile lives. They’re always on the move between home, school, after-school activities, work, friends’ houses, and hangout spots. Email is typically unreliable and phone calls are nearly impossible. For an organization that serves talented low-income students, it can be ...
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Lessons Learned from the 2016 Elections

As a politics and technology nerd, I couldn’t help but attend the panel discussion New Tools from the 2016 Elections That Nonprofit Techies Need to Know About at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference. While I went into the session expecting to hear about a few new tools to keep in mind for ...
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Providing Services With Mobile Devices

The use of smartphones and other mobile devices is on the rise, and more and more nonprofits are finding creative ways to tap into their popularity to deliver services and engage constituents.
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