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Put the Freeze on Summer Melt

The summer between high school and college is a unique time. The previous months have been filled with activity: submitting applications, waiting for acceptance letters, choosing schools, submitting deposits, and lining up financial aid. Suddenly, it all comes together. Graduation happens and once a college is chosen, students have little more to do than wait. […]

Are You Using Best Practices for Volunteer Recruiting and Management?

A staggering 64.5 million adults volunteered just under 8 billion hours of service worth an estimated value of $175 billion in just one year, according to figures shared by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University. And while the incredible philanthropism of Americans is worthy of applause, nonprofits can’t afford to become […]

Is Your K-12 School Sending Calls Illegally?

A child doesn’t report to school in the morning but wasn’t called in as absent. You don’t have a home number, and you lack explicit consent to call the the parent’s mobile phone to check in. While in most cases the scenario above is likely the result of an oversight, in rare cases the absence […]

Multigeneration Communication Brings Church Members Together

Last year at this time Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church was awarded a grant from One Call Now that allowed them to use our notification platform free of charge for two years. We recently checked in the with church, locted in St. Matthews, Kentucky, to see how it was working out for them. A year later… […]

Dorothy’s Got Nothing On You This Tornado Season

Early tornado reports are whirling in now that spring has finally arrived, and it’s not looking pretty. In fact, as of last month, the country’s preliminary tornado reports showed numbers well above average, according to The Weather Channel. Here’s a closer look at the data to date, along with the reason for the rise in this […]

Shots Ring Out in Your K-12 School…Do You Know What to Do?

You’re sitting in your office at school when you hear a loud noise outside in the hallway. It sounds like gunfire. Before you can even rise from your chair or pick up the phone, you hear another shot. Then another. Next, you hear screaming and footsteps outside your door. What do you do? Unfortunately, this real-life […]

Are You Still Sending Up Smoke Signals?

The ability to communicate through fire, smoke signals and even horn sounds was often a matter of life or death in prehistoric times. We may have more sophisticated means through which to deliver information today, but it still comes down to the same thing: the ability to communicate is critically important. And yet many organizations […]

The Power of One Call Now: How it Works

Take a minute to view our new video explaining the power of One Call Now. Pass it on to others who could benefit from an effective, inexpensive group communication solution. One Call Now – How It Works from One Call Now on Vimeo.

Why Accurate, Timely Messages are Crucial During an Emergency

Emergency notification systems through email and phone have become an integral part of instant messaging. Colleges send out text messages warning students of serious incidents on campus, local authorities send out severe weather alerts, and police often send messages to those who have signed up to receive information during community emergencies. While the number of […]

The 411 on Courtesy Officers: Does Your Apartment Community Need One?

While the word “security guard” may elicit the thought that there is a need for such measures, the word “courtesy officer,” brings to mind something much less innocuous. This is one reason why many apartment properties are making the shift to the latter when assigning titles to employees who provide on-property security functions. Unfortunately, this […]