Charity they say begins at home. You can start with populating your school fellowship groups with those members you have at present. They sure have friends, course mates, roommates and neighbor that can be invited to the fellowship. They can invite them over and when they come you get their phone numbers and keep them up to date with current events in the group using bulk SMS.
Another way to do this is to contact class representatives around the campus and get the contact of the class members. Once the motive is clearly explained, it shouldn’t be difficult getting the consent. You could even speak with the students themselves and get their consent. Once you have this, you add it to your database, and send targeted SMS to such ones to attend your gatherings.
Once you this phone number database, it is important to carefully plan and target the messages when they are needed and be specific in the content. To keep their interest and for them to keep coming back, you can start by inviting them to drama shows and other fun events without charge. From there, the interest is retained and then you can move on from there. That is another thing bulk SMS can do for you.
Are the students about to write exams, why not take that opportunity to organize tutorials and motivational sessions for them? A fitting invitation SMS for that can also help increase the interest in your fellowship group, and before you know it, it becomes a full house.
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