Tag Archives: text

It’s Not About the Picture, Copy or Gift Arrays

If you’re coming from a traditional fundraising background, you remember the days of print – having to get everything exactly right before you sent something to the printer. One mistake used to mean big money.

In the online world, the biggest mistake you can make is waiting until everything is perfect Continue reading

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Remember Your Audience

Being from the United States, we’re often accused of not being aware of the rest of world – their culture, their news and even their preferred communication methods. But one organization is aware of their audience and has altered their media usage methods to communicate and continue the interaction.

Words of Hope broadcasts its programs in Arabic throughout the Middle East, and they are seeing a growing response via text messaging. Postal service is difficult and not always reliable, and they had the foresight to begin offering the option in early 2007. This year, the number of text messages has grown 50%.

They appear to utilize text messaging to Continue reading

Provide Easy Access to Social Networking Tools

The American Red Cross has created a great page that outlines all their various disaster relief tools that are available. Some of their social networking and web 2.0 tools include banners, Facebook resources, flickr tools, texting, videos and widgets.

Unfortunately, this great resource is hidden and is not easy to find from the main website. Participants may also want to participate by telling others about how they donated blood or volunteered. The American Red Cross could make this page more generic and less about “disaster relief” in order to expand its reach to a wider audience.

CURE International developed this concept in a different way Continue reading