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1109, 2019

How to Add a Text Message Request to Basecamp

September 11th, 2019|Categories: How-tos|

In Basecamp, go to the project called “Communications | Your College.” In the To-Do List, name the to-do to match the subject of your text. Add your Admissions Counselor to the Assigned to section. Add the date you want the text to be sent in the Due on section. Be sure to select A specific day (“Runs for multiple days” doesn’t show up on our assignment list, which may cause delays in processing). We recommend [...]

1109, 2019

How to Send Text Messages from Slate

September 11th, 2019|Categories: How-tos|

Before any texts can be sent, your unit must set up a phone number, have a Slate inbox, and communicated who will be responding to reply texts and for how long. See texting policies for more details. Making your text Login to Slate. Navigate to the deliver icon at the top menu bar (the megaphone). Select the "New Mailing" button at the top left. Next, you will see the [...]

1109, 2019

How to Make a Slate Event

September 11th, 2019|Categories: How-tos|

Setting Up Your Event Navigate to the event section of Slate by clicking on the calendar icon, then click on the “New Event” button at the top. In the “Details” tab, enter the following information: Page title – Enter the name of the event as it should externally appear to the student. Internal name – If different from the external name, enter the internal name. Template – Leave as blank. [...]

609, 2019

How to Create a Communications Plan

September 6th, 2019|Categories: How-tos|

It is important to make a communication plan. Having all of your messages in one place, with brief descriptions, timelines, and send dates will make planning for the rest of the cycle much easier. These plans will also help you evaluate your message holistically, focus your messaging, and target the right audiences. Think about your audience. What are their needs? What do you need to tell them in order for [...]

509, 2019

How to Add a Mailing, Data or Report Request in Basecamp

September 5th, 2019|Categories: How-tos|

In Basecamp, go to the project called "Communications | Your College." In the To-Do List, name the to-do to briefly describe your report request. Add your Admissions Counselor to the Assigned to section. Add the date you want the mailing to be sent to you or report to be received in the Due on section. Be sure to select A specific day ("Runs for multiple days" doesn't show up on our assignment list, which [...]

2608, 2019

How to Define Your Audience in Slate

August 26th, 2019|Categories: How-tos|

Audience Options As a rule, a college can only send emails to students in that college's interest area. Please note the four audience options for your email communication in Basecamp. Be as specific as possible in your request, avoiding the use of "all" as this doesn't give us enough information (for example, we can't know whether "all admits" means freshmen only or freshmen and transfers, etc.). Current Student Status: Accepted [...]

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