Using SMS for Social Good

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sms quick start guideText messaging technology has recieved a lot of attention after having a considerable impact in the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Haiti, but for some of us it's hard to know the best ways to dip our toes into the world of SMS.

For nonprofits looking to use SMS for mission-related work, Kiwanja provides the expertise to help empower them to make better use of information and communications technology in their work. Recently, Kiwanja and Changemakers teamed up to create an excellent resource on how to get started using SMS.

The Quick Start Guide to SMS

Check out the Quick Start Guide to SMS [PDF] to learn more about how you can start using SMS for social good. It includes:

  • SMS Overview
  • What to consider (including cost, location, security)
  • What you'll need
  • Links and resources