So...you'd like to send text messages to you supporters? Great! That's an excellent way to stay connected.
Once you have added SMS messaging to your account, You'll be able to configure SMS messaging.
There, you'll see the option to begin configuring SMS for your organization.
Click on "Setup SMS" to bring up the SMS Settings form.
First, you'll need to enter the email address you'd like to use for SMS notifications. Then, begin typing in the phone number search box to find an available toll-free number that will be used for sending messages from your organization. You can choose to search with a word that is related to your organization or mission:
Or, search with a number you'd like to incorporate into your toll-free number:
Note: Once you have set the toll-free number for your organization, this setting cannot be changed.
Below these two fields, you'll see two checkboxes.
Restrict SMS messages to known mobile numbers means that only phone numbers labelled "Mobile Phone" can be used for sending texts. If you are not sure that you have phone numbers labelled correctly, you can choose not to check this box. This means that it is possible that you may send SMS messages to home or work phones, which means the messages will not be received.
I certify that we have consent to send SMS messages to the phone numbers we collected in our database must be checked in order to configure SMS and begin sending messages.
Once you have made your selections, click Save to complete the setup.
Now you're all set to begin creating templates and sending messages! Check out this article
to learn more about SMS templates.