You can now set up keywords so people can RSVP for an event just by texting you. Just go into event details for that page and click on "text keywords." You can then specify a keyword, like say GARDEN for a community garden event. Then anyone who texts that to your broadcaster will be RSVP'ed for your event, and will show up in your RSVP listings, your dashboard, the whole bit.
You will need text messaging set up for at least one broadcaster.
See how it works by texting GARDEN to 217-253-8637, which will RSVP you for this fake Abe for Prez community garden event.
You can also add keywords to petition and vote pledge pages in the same way, so when everyone shows up at your event, you can tell them to text SAVETHEGARDEN to sign your petition.
We hope this makes it even easier to organize folks who may not be online as much as we are. :)
Ian Hines commented 2013-06-24 12:39:16 -0700Understood.
It’s not possible to customize the information that’s requested from folks who sign up via text message.
If it helps, the way we’ve used that internally here at NationBuilder is to get a name and phone number for folks and then quickly reply with a follow up / outreach call, where we manually append additional information to their profiles.
Emma Leavitt commented 2013-06-24 12:26:50 -0700But when I test my keyword out it only asks for the name. Also we would want to know zip code as well — I am just wondering if there is any way to customize which information that is requested from a text message?
Ian Hines commented 2013-06-21 12:44:37 -0700:) Try texting GARDEN to 217-253-8637. It’ll reply with a request for your name. It’s automatic.
Emma Leavitt commented 2013-06-21 12:13:42 -0700This is awesome! However I would like to then prompt the texter with another text requesting their name and email – How does that work?
Jesse Haff commented 2011-02-27 09:38:01 -0800Fantastic.
Ramin Bastani commented 2011-02-26 19:19:34 -0800Insane.