5 affordable ways nonprofits can use mobile

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Around the world, mobile technology has revolutionized how nonprofit, community, and advocacy groups provide information and services to meet vital needs and empower underserved communities. Learn …

Around the world, mobile technology has revolutionized how nonprofit, community, and advocacy groups provide information and services to meet vital needs and empower underserved communities. Learn some ways that US nonprofits can deploy mobile tools and strategies to enhance their programs and achieve their goals… on a budget. Delivered 7/26 at Social Media for Nonprofits, Silicon Valley: http://socialmedia4nonprofits.org/sv/

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  • 1. 5 Affordable WaysNonprofits Can UseMobile Technology
  • 2. Amy GahranAmy@Gahran.com @agahranContentious.com
  • 3. 75% of total US population has a cell phone.(or: 1 for every person 18 & over)
  • 4. ZeroDivide paper:Funding Mobile Strategies for Social Impact Bit.ly/FundingMobile
  • 5. If you believe the hype...Most cell phones look like this
  • 6. Feature phones
  • 7. Over half of all U.S. cell phones are NOT SMARTPHONES! (yes, still.)
  • 8. The future is here; it’s justnot evenly distributed yet.
  • 9. Inclusive mobile strategy• Serves feature phones & smartphones• Includes texting and mobile web• Not tied completely to one platform or app
  • 10. “Affordable” mobile ...for who? Cheap to offer.Free/cheap to use.
  • 11. 1. Mobile landing page(s): Google sites: FREE Bit.ly/gMobileSites
  • 12. 2. Tumblr: FREE
  • 13. 3. Crowdsourcing via Social Media
  • 14. 4. Teach people how to use their cell phones
  • 15. Knight Digital Media Center article on VozMob &community mobile training Bit.ly/TeachMobileSkills
  • 16. 5. SMS text messaging• Works with any cell phone• Catch: Carrier messaging charges. “Free” = unreliable• Broadcast: Announcements, alerts, info, reminders• Interactive: Polling
  • 17. Textmarks.com Free trial
  • 18. Textmarks.com
  • 19. What?No Apps?
  • 20. ZeroDivide paper:Funding Mobile Strategies for Social Impact Bit.ly/FundingMobile