Homeless Outreach

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Homeless Outreach

Using new tech to survey Philly’s homeless youth

A new initiative to better track data and respond to the growing homeless youth population in Philadelphia is using digital device to improve their count logistics.

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Generocity.org: APP NOW ACCELERATING NONPROFIT EFFORTS

http://www.generocity.org/grassroots-unwired-app-now-accelerating-nonprofit-efforts/

The former DreamIt Ventures startup is offering their mobile and web app services to local nonprofits.

Nonprofit door-to-door organizers know just how time-consuming data entry can be out in the field. Ringing doorbell after doorbell, hoping someone answers. Once someone does, you spend most of the time explaining who you’re representing and what your mission is. Then you maybe hand out some literature that gives more detail. After all that, you have to make time to ask for donations or a signature.

If you’re lucky, the person on the other side of that screen door will shell out some cash or a check, while you bring out your handy clipboard and jot down the essentials — name, home address and email of the donor, including the donation amount.

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking. You only have so many hours of sunlight until it’s time to pack up and start again in the morning.

This might leave you saying, “There’s got to be an app for that.”

There is.

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Free Pilot for Philly Nonprofits

For Immediate Release                                                                                           Contact: Russ Oster

March 30, 2015                                                                                                                      609-439-1463

 

GRASSROOTS UNWIRED OFFERING PHILLY TECH TO PHILLY NON-PROFITS

Just Released from Beta, Start-Up Giving Free One-Month Access

 

BRISTOL, PA – Grassroots Unwired, a Philadelphia area start-up providing mobile technology for grassroots organizing, is announcing the public launch of its software aimed at supporting the activities of non-profits, by offering a free, one-month trial of their organizing and fundraising platform to Philadelphia area non-profits.

 

“We’re proud to have started our company in Philadelphia and proud of the work we have done to get our platform to the point it is today,” said Grassroots Unwired CEO Russ Oster. “It’s been put through its paces by some of the largest non-profits in the country and now that it is ready for broad use, we couldn’t think of a better way to launch then by helping local non-profits take their organizing efforts to the next level.”

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PATRICK MURPHY JOINS THE GRASSROOTS UNWIRED TEAM

Former Congressman Looks Forward to Helping Campaigns Leverage Technology in Their Canvassing Efforts

Grassroots Unwired, the only provider of real-time, GPS-enabled mobile canvassing solutions, is proud to announce that former Congressman Patrick Murphy has agreed to play a key advisory role to the Grassroots Unwired board and staff.

“I’m excited to bring my experiences to this talented team of professionals,” said Congressman Murphy. “I know that while the conversations among pundits will center around undecided or persuadable voters, elections are decided based on turnout – who identifies their supporters and turns them out. The Grassroots Unwired technology is a force multiplier that brings efficiency and accountability to the canvassing process.

“My elections were close enough that having the Grassroots Unwired tool could have certainly made the difference for me. And I’m going to spend the next two months encouraging campaigns to take advantage of this cutting edge technology.”

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Get More From Your Canvassing Effort

At it’s core, the Grassroots Unwired platform gives you real time accountability and efficiency.

But there’s so much more that clients get out of it:

  • Conserve: No more printing paper lists
  • Email Relay: Collect an email address at a door and have a customized email sent from the campaign immediately
  • Content at the Door: Got a new TV ad or mail piece you want to make sure voters see? Just load it on to Canvasser phones
  • Social Media: Integrate your canvassing activities with your campaigns social media outlets
  • Election Day: Real-time check-off app

We’ll even supply your campaign with smartphones or tablets so you dont have to worry about hardware or data plans—just open the box and start your canvass.