Nonprofit organizations and Instant Census’ automated text messaging software make a great pair. Instant
Census has been used by Nonprofits to conduct text message surveys on social issues relating to an
organization’s mission, send important information to large audiences, and mobilize a large number of
organization members, volunteers, and community members.
Quickly Access Hard To Reach Audiences
50% message response rate in 1.5 minutes
Almost 90% of Americans have unlimited texting
85% message response rate overall
90% of text messages are opened in under 3 minutes
*Using compensated respondents
Why Automated Text Messaging?
Text messaging is the ideal medium for getting brief feedback from and communicating information with
customers and employees.
Faster method of communication with membership and audiences
Reports results in real-time
Provides access to all types of mobile users without a smartphone or an app
Ability to send recurring or periodic messages with minimal recipient fatigue
Runs complex custom question logic and answer parsing
Sends one-time messages, messages on particular events, and scheduled recurring messages
Corresponds conversations with thousands of recipients simultaneously
Sends multiple choice, numeric, yes or no, and open-ended questions
How Do Nonprofits Use Instant Census?
Instant Census’ versatile nature allows for our SMS surveys to be used by researchers for a variety of
Survey people of specific demographics using text messaging
Communicate information regarding events and fundraisers with organization members
Mobilize a large number of organization members, volunteers, and community members
Run live surveys during events or fundraisers to engage audiences and share results in real-time
We offer discounts to select Nonprofits and Small Businesses.