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  • By Fernando Larranaga
    Build a donations system using Twilio Studio and Pay Article header for building a donation system with Pay and Studio

    Are you part of a nonprofit or social enterprise that wants to build things for social good? At Twilio.org, we offer discounts and credits to help you get started! Learn more.

    If you've ever created a fundraising campaign, you've probably faced one big (and essential) problem: how do I actually accept payments from supporters? With online and mobile giving growing, it's essential for nonprofits to be able to collect digital payments securely. Unfortunately, collecting payments online tends to be a complex process, requiring some combination of disparate systems, vendors, professional services, and cost. That's one of the problems Twilio Pay looks to solve, by handling this process for you and ensuring that every transaction occurs securely, so you can focus on engaging your donors.

    In this guide, we’ll show you how to build a donation system using Twilio Studio and Pay.

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  • By Fernando Larranaga
    Build an SMS Panic Button with Twilio Functions Blog post header: Build an SMS Panic Button with Twilio Functions

    Are you part of a nonprofit or social enterprise that wants to build things for social good? At Twilio.org, we offer discounts and credits to help you get started! Learn more.

    In an emergency such as an accident, an insecure situation, or a natural disaster, a successful response time is often measured in seconds. Communicating a call for help quickly is essential. If someone is unable to make a phone call or send a text message, a readily accessible panic button can enable them to make an urgent call for help discreetly and efficiently.

    In this guide, we'll show you how to build an SMS Panic Button in a couple of steps using an IoT button and Twilio Functions.

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    IoT buttons, such as Flic, offer the …

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  • By Fernando Larranaga
    How to Build an SMS Chatbot Using Twilio Studio and Functions to Engage with Volunteers engage-volunteers-studio-chatbot.png

    SMS Chatbots provide a great way to engage with volunteers and deliver information about different initiatives you want to promote. They’re widely accessible (no Internet needed!) and with tools like Twilio Studio, designing the flow of interactions becomes a delightful experience.

    As part of SIGNAL 2019, one of our main goals at Twilio.org was to increase awareness of some of the organizations and initiatives we have been supporting, while at the same time provide an instance for people interested in volunteering to get more information about different opportunities to get involved.

    To achieve this, we built an app using Studio and linked it to a Short Code that allowed us to have SMS based interactions with the thousands of people in attendance during the 2nd-day keynote at Signal, as well as everyone that was following through the live stream.

    This is the story of what we did, how we …

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