Author Archive for Hillary Bowling

Protect Students, Teachers, Staff

Anonymous helpline gives students a way to report problems Every day, countless children are bullied at school. Many of us can relate with our own tales of being teased on the playground. However, bullying today is unlike the days of old. In the past kids could go home to the safety of their homes and […]

Tornado Preparedness Starts Now

As tornado season gets underway it’s time to get prepared. There was a small outbreak of 10 tornadoes in the Southern United States on January 21st and 22nd. Then there were 44 tornadoes confirmed in the month of February in the US. Although the 2018 season isn’t predicted to be as bad as 2017, there have already […]

5 Steps to Improving Staffing Communication

You exchange a multitude of important information with your staff every day. But how you communicate that information can mean the difference between an efficient, streamlined process and a waste of everyone’s time. Whether you’re sending out calls for open shifts or conducting a simple staff survey, One Call Now can help you maximize productivity while minimizing […]

Plan, Train, Practice, Repeat

We cannot emphasize this enough when it comes to the familiarization and operation of your One Call Now System. If the recent events in Hawaii (missile warning) and the East Coast (tsunami warning) have taught us one thing it is that training and practice is necessary. One Call Now was not a part of either […]

Texting Misses The Mark

Everyone uses text messaging. Don’t they? Why use a communication method that reaches most people instead of using the methods that reach all people? Let’s discuss the pitfalls of text-only messaging versus using a multiple method communication plan to reach your residents. Missed Messages There are still large populations of people (your customers?  your employees?) who do not […]

Congregations Spreading the Love

Valentine’s Day is just weeks away. Now is the time to plan your congregation’s celebration. Consider new ways to spread the love with your members, and the community at large. Valentine’s Day may be thought of as a day of romance, but faith-based communities can spend the day reaching out and engaging with their communities. […]

New Ohio Law Will Require Schools to Have a Notification System

Many schools throughout the country have a notification protocol in place for events such as school closings, emergencies and as a way to keep parents informed about special events. Now, there is one more reason for your school district to enact a cross-platform notification system in Ohio — not having one in place may soon be against the law. […]

Property Managers Need to be in Touch

Residents of apartment communities appreciate communication from their property managers, especially when it comes to critical information like severe weather alerts. Even for everyday occurrences like maintenance, resident satisfaction tends to increase as communication increases. Providing residents with a way to respond — and reach a live staff member when necessary — also fosters positive relationships. In […]

Helping you spread the Word

One Call Now is encouraging all faith based organizations to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for a two-year grant for free group communication services. We believe that connectivity – reliable, ongoing communication – is essential to the cultivation and retention of congregants in any community of faith. One Call Now makes it easy […]

Need An Easy Way to Stay In Touch With Union Members?

Diverse organizations such as unions often suffer from a lack of communication, making it tough to get the word out about important initiatives for members. Traditional methods of communication such as letters and manual phone trees may not be effective as people become busier and give up their home phones and move to mobile. Over […]