Let’s Talk About Text: CollegeCommunityCareer

Let’s Talk About Text: CollegeCommunityCareer

This week, we spoke with Kathy Rose at CollegeCommunityCareer about using texting with high school and college students. CollegeCommunityCareer helps low-income, first-generation high school students enroll in a four-year college and graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Read the Q&A below! What was the problem or challenge that led you to seek a texting solution? Using personal employees’ phones. […]

4 Tips for Getting Students to Respond

4 Tips for Getting Students to Respond

Are you texting students, but they’re not texting back? If you answered yes, these tips are for you! Here are four small tweaks you can make to your texts that have a huge impact on message response rates: 1. Introduce Yourself Students aren’t going to respond to an anonymous text from a number they don’t […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Steps to Success

Let’s Talk About Text: Steps to Success

This week, Steps to Success shares the background and results of their texting program with Signal Vine. Steps to Success, a college access organization located in Massachusetts, texts students who are currently enrolled in college or plan to enroll. What’s the mission/purpose of your organization/department? Building upon the aspirations and skills of the young people we […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Let’s Talk About Text: Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a non-profit organization that equips high-achieving underrepresented minorities with a winning professional playbook, one-on-one coaching and door-opening relationships that accelerate their career paths from college to MBA to senior leadership. MLT uses Signal Vine to facilitate engagement with participants, provide program updates and guidance, as well as to track […]

Let’s Talk About Text: KIPP Through College New Jersey

Let’s Talk About Text: KIPP Through College New Jersey

Over the past six months, KIPP Through College New Jersey has used Signal Vine to provide their alumni with tools and resources for a successful postsecondary education. Jessica Gersh, the Director of College Persistence, shared the program’s successes with us this week. Read her Q&A to learn more about KIPP’s texting program. How do you use text messaging with your KIPP […]

5 Answers to Your Texting FAQs

5 Answers to Your Texting FAQs

This week, Rachel Franco from our Customer Success team joins the blog to share answers to some of your FAQs. Keep reading to learn the answers to common questions from texters. How many messages should we send to our students? More important than the quantity of your messages is the quality. As long as your messages […]

Why You Need an Opt-Out Texting Program

Why You Need an Opt-Out Texting Program

Organizations have lots of questions once they decide to start texting students. When should I send messages? Who should respond to students? How many messages is too many messages? The list goes on and on. One of the most common questions we get is whether students should opt in or opt out. What’s the difference, and which should your […]

5 Tips for Managing Your Inbox

5 Tips for Managing Your Inbox

The contract is signed, your texting program is created, the staff is trained, and now it’s officially Signal Vine Launch Day! Today’s the day you start sending text messages to your students – and they start texting you back. The great thing about texting is that students actually respond to you, with an average response rate of 10-60% […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Brigham Young University

Let’s Talk About Text: Brigham Young University

Course registration, exams, financial aid, making friends – these are intimidating topics first-year students face when they arrive on campus each fall. That’s why orientation and first-year programs are so important. These programs can be really effective at guiding new students through unfamiliar processes and connecting them to the people and resources they need to succeed at their new school. We reached […]

How To Communicate in 160 Characters or Less

How To Communicate in 160 Characters or Less

Congratulations! You’ve jumped through the administrative hoops and you’re finally ready to start texting your students. You have a lot of great information to send out, but you want to make sure your messages are relevant and don’t fall into the TLDR trap. The beauty of a text message is that it’s short, sweet, and to […]