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Feed More Tech Talks: Knocking Down Barriers to Participation with SMS Messaging

Feed More Tech Talks
Fri, Jun 17, 10:00 AM (PDT)

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About this event

Register for TechSoup’s open town hall forum and join our new community for people who feed people.

People want to help our organizations, but we put up too many barriers: “Download the app! Create an account! Attend an orientation meeting!”

But there’s a new, easier way to connect people who have critical needs to volunteers, using the “old” technology of SMS messaging.

In this interview, John Hernandez shares the story of using HelpAction to coordinate 500 food delivery volunteers during the devastating Texas winter storm. You’ll learn how to reduce barriers to participation, increase accessibility, and use gamification to make “sticky” experiences.

Introducing Quad

We want to hear how TechSoup can support the important work done by organizations like yours that feed people in need. We will close the event with an overview of Quad, our new peer-to-peer community and content hub where you can connect with others who are working to tackle hunger.

Featured Presentation



  • Aaron Dowell

    Aaron Dowell


    Program Manager, Quad

  • Nicole Jones

    Nicole Jones


    Sr. Product Marketing Manager

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