Iris, is a system that allows sending SMS text messages to a list of subscribers through SMS donors. People supporting your organisation, group or case can sign up to become 'donors' and donate a number of SMS messages for your cause. Everytime that you need to send a text to a list of subscribers (e.g. volunteers, staff, followers etc.) you share the cost of the text messages sent. As a result, the communication of the organisation becomes more transparent and decentralised. Donors, through the Iris app, are able to see the content of the announcements sent, the subscription lists and sending and delivery reports.
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Use the Iris app an fill some basic details for your organisation or group
Type in your phone number which is used for the app to automically verify that you are its owner
Add your subscribers and potential donors by typing or uploading their phone numbers
Your subscribers receive a text message notification and a link inviting them to become donors for your organisation or group
Type your text message, choose a list of subscribed users and hit send. The SMS message will be send through your list of donors
Use the Iris app, type a text message and choose a list of subscribers
The message is sent through a data connection to the list of donors for your organisation
A donor receives the message and if they haven’t reached their monthly limit of donatedmessages the app sends the message as SMS to a set number of subscribers
The list of subscribers receive the text message as SMS to their phones
Use the Iris app to type in your phone number. The number is used for the app to automically verify that you are its owner.
Use the Iris app and search for an organisation or group that you want to support
Set the number of SMS messages you want to donate to the selected organisation
When the coordinators of the organisation(s) that you selected send announcements, all the donators' phone numbers will be used to send messages to subscribers (up to the set limits)