Day camp provides a nice balance between sending kids away from the house for weeks at a time, and having them home around the clock in between school semesters. As a day camp supervisor, it is your job to entertain them in ways that make them look forward to spending hot summer days in your care, especially for those parents who depend on day camp so that they can work worry free. Arts and crafts, soccer games and swim time can grow old fast with young kids, necessitating creativity when finding activities. If allowed, some day camp supervisors have found weekly excursions to a pre-specified destination helpful in creating a continual feeling of excitement with the campers. Some things to keep in mind if planning outside excursions are: Obtaining parent’s permission in writing. Permission slips should specify the date, time and place, along with information about what the cost is
The DialMyCalls development team is constantly working on adding new features and improvements to our mass notification system. This month (May 2017) brought a plethora of changes which include a new customer support chat system, UI improvements and the addition of enhancements to several of our existing features. Please take a few moments to take a look at the current changelog below — this changelog will be updated throughout the month: May 22, 2017 — Intercom chat button is now located on right side of website. (Click image to enlarge) Text-to-Speech has received its second improvement this month. Customers are now able to click on "Click Here For Advanced Recordings" to open a dialog box that displays code that can be added into a text-to-speech recording to have more control over the playback. The examples displayed offer the ability to add pauses in recordings and also gives customers the
If you’re involved in a charity or nonprofit in any capacity, you probably understand the importance of communicating effectively with donors. Great donor communication is the key to the continued success of your organization, and most nonprofit, charitable organizations rely heavily on donor generosity to continue doing business. Because of this, members of charities and nonprofits should always be seeking out new and innovative ways to communicate with donors, and foster a deeper connection with their organization. In an effort to do so, many nonprofits and charities have turned to advanced technology. Many charities are now using specialized nonprofit CRM software such as Zoho, and other innovative software platforms that can allow them to attract and retain donors more efficiently. One of these software platforms is DialMyCalls. DialMyCalls is an advanced voice, text, and email messaging system that’s incredibly versatile – and very affordable for nonprofits. The flexible DialMyCalls platform
We live in an age with a diversity of different communication options available to us. With one device, we can call, text, IM, email, or video chat with almost anyone within seconds. But just because many options are available doesn’t mean that many options are in use. Though most of us can admit to using multiple forms of communication on a regular basis, broad trends illustrate that some forms of communication are more popular than others – and those preferred methods are starting to evolve. So what did 2016’s activity say about the state of communication by Americans? And what can we expect to see in the near future? Advantages of Understanding Communication First, it’s important to understand why communication trends are so important. When you understand how your customers are communicating with each other, you can: Build a better marketing strategy – The first benefit here is obvious
Social media has become part of our daily routine here in America and we decided to take a poll on the favorite social media platform of 2016. Facebook and Twitter have been around for quite some time but new players in the social media game are quickly becoming the platform of choice by Americans. Find out which social media platform was used the most in 2016 with our 'Rank Your Favorite Social Media Platform of 2016' infographic. What social media platform did you use most in 2016? DialMyCalls.com recently conducted an online survey to find out what social media platform was preferred by Americans in 2016, the results are below: *Click Infographic To Enlarge* *Click Infographic To Enlarge* *Percentages are calculated for each survey question.
Leading a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop is a great way to give back to your local community. Many people, especially parents, decide to create a scout troop in their local area. For scout masters, keeping track of everything and maintaining good communication with the scouts, or with parents of younger scouts like Brownies and Cub Scouts, can present a challenge. Fortunately, there are an impressive variety of options for facilitating consistent, effective communication with your scouts and their parents. Here are some of the best options, including general messaging apps, platforms designed specifically for scout troop management, and more. TroopTrack TroopTrack is a software program specifically designed for managing and organizing scout troops. You can plan events, manage important information, and communicate with members of your troop using an email distribution list, which includes a monthly newsletter personalized for each member. In TroopTrack, you can also create
Christmas is an exciting time of year for children and advances in technology have made it possible to create Santa apps to spread holiday cheer. NORAD really kicked off the interactive Santa Claus movement when the organization launched NORAD Tracks Santa in 1955, and later launched it’s online Santa Tracker in 2004. Since then, several companies have joined in on the mission to spread holiday cheer by offering free apps for kids to use during Christmas each year – calls from Santa, hilarious videos with Santa’s elves, and unforgettable holiday video eCards are just a few of the many apps available. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, DialMyCalls.com has compiled a list of the top 5 free Santa apps for kids to enjoy: 1) NORAD Tracks Santa Dating back to 1955, NORAD Tracks Santa is the longest running interactive Santa Claus experience for kids and adults. Every December
When it comes to email marketing, MailChimp is the gold standard. Founded in 2001 the service is almost unparalleled in its ease of use, versatility, and integration. MailChimp is an indispensable tool for marketers around the world, whether they’re selling a product online or promoting a charitable nonprofit. MailChimp is capable of seamless integration with quite a few different apps. From e-commerce platforms and content management systems, to CRM and project management tools, MailChimp integration is surprisingly versatile. Here are sixteen of the best apps that integrate easily with MailChimp. 1) Shopify Integration Shopify is one of the most widely used e-commerce platforms. During the checkout process, Shopify can ask your customers if they’d be interested in receiving promotional emails from your brand. If they agree, MailChimp for Shopify will automatically add their email address to your list. The customers are also automatically added to their own list, making
Robocalls are commonly categorized as political calls that are sent out to Americans in an effort to collect votes in an upcoming election. What millions of people don't realize is that other organizations use robocalls to send out extremely important messages. Schools, churches, nonprofits, sports leagues, and countless other groups rely on robocalls to send out important messages in a timely fashion. What types of robocalls do Americans receive throughout the year? DialMyCalls.com recently conducted an online survey to find out what types of automated calls were being sent out, the results are below: *Click Infographic To Enlarge* *Click Infographic To Enlarge* *Percentages are calculated for each robocalls survey question, some questions allowed for multiple responses which is why the percentages vary from question to question.
There are quite a few apps out there that are designed to help businesses run more smoothly. From project management to lead generation, these helpful web and mobile technologies make our lives so much easier. This is also true for nonprofits. Nonprofits face unique challenges, but many of the same apps can provide significant benefits for these organizations. Here are some of the best apps available for nonprofit foundations. 1) One Today by Google One Today is a mobile app from Google that features a different nonprofit every day. Users can donate $1 or match peer donations. To be approved, you’ll need to register with Google for Nonprofits. [onetoday.google.com] 2) Check-in for Good Check-in for Good can turn any business or event venue into a hub for donations and raising awareness. This app uses location-based technology to help your donors find donation hotspots. By checking in, they can
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