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Telephone Town Halls Strengthen Donor Relationships Even More During The Pandemic

In this time of uncertainty, we are all trying to maintain our connections. Whether with family, friends, or work, we are often relying on virtual tools to make that happen.  For organizations that rely on donor support, sometimes those virtual tools can feel inadequate. Membership outreach through direct mail, or digital channels like email are …

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How to Decide Between a Facebook Live, Google Hangout, Zoom Or Telephone Town Hall

One thing that events streamed on Facebook Live, Google Hangout or Zoom have in common is that they all depend on people remembering to sign on. Sounds simple enough. But in practice, only your most committed supporters or donors will keep these appointments. It is just human nature. Moreover, the capacities of these platforms are …

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What Is a Telephone Town Hall?

Telephone Town Halls meld a traditional form of communication – the phone – with a 21st century web interface to create an interactive town hall meeting. They have emerged as one of the most effective tools available to directly connect with thousands of people at once. Similar to a radio call-in show, Telephone Town Halls allow participants …

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Telephone Town Halls and COVID-19 – What They Want to Know

As the outbreak of coronavirus continues to affect the lives of millions, Telephone Town Halls have become highly effective tools in providing essential updates to Americans who are alarmed by the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.Here at Stones’ Phones, we’re witnessing first-hand the immense utility of Telephone Town Halls during this global crisis …

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Do Auto Calls Work?

Auto calls can work. If they’re informative, believable, and don’t go on and on and on, you can get a message delivered effectively with an automated call. The average person will listen for 21 seconds so you need to make sure you front-load the important information. People get turned off by auto calls that are too …

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The Power of An Impactful Message: Synthetic Conversation

In 2010, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was locked in a tight reelection race and desperately needed to appeal to male voters. Stones’ Phones designed a Halloween-themed Synthetic Conversation automated call program, where potential male voters were called and asked to select the actions that bothered them most about her opponent by selecting buttons on their phones. The goal …

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