What is a Text to Give Campaign?
Setup a Text Donation Campaign on Sakari
In this tutorial, we’ll walk through how to create a Text to Give campaign using the bulk text messaging software from Sakari.
Step 1 – Create Account
Create your Sakari Account. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for free here: https://sakari.io/signup/
Step 2 – Add Your Contacts (Donors/Volunteers)
Step 3 – Create Your Message
When creating your message, you have the choice of either send each contact the same message without any personalization, or you can personalize each message using wildcard fields. Using the wildcard option, your contacts data is automatically inserted in to each message based on a message template that has been predefined.
Here is an example message template of each type:
Standard Message Example
“Hello thank you for supporting the Northwest Animal Fund last year. It would be great if you continue your support this year, please click here to donate: [www.website.com]“
Wildcard Message Example
“Hi [FirstName] thank you for supporting the Northwest Animal Fund with your donation in [DonationMonth] last year. It would be great if you continue your support this year, please click here to donate: [www.website.com]“
Step 4 – Send Your Message
Messages are sent using a campaign. When creating a new campaign, you have three different options to select when your message will be sent. We recommend using one of the first two options. Your message can be sent instantly using the “Manual” method, or scheduled for future delivery using the “Schedule” option.
On the settings page of both Manual and Scheduled campaigns you’ll be able to filter who will receive the message, what message is sent and if you want an emailed report with delivery statistics of your distribution.
Click “Save” and your campaign is setup. When the messages are triggered for delivery, thousands of text messages will be sent to your selected contacts, wherever they are.
Step 5 – Track Responses and Message Statistics
After your messages have been sent you can track responses and and respond in real-time in the Sakari conversation tracker. Overall message statistics can also be tracked to see what has been delivered.
That’s it! Your text messages will go out instantly directly to your contacts.