Signal Vine Blog: Text Me Back

CCCSE Report: Community Colleges and Financial Aid Borrowing

Posted by Samantha Yi on March 1, 2017

Why do students borrow in risky ways, run out of money, default on loans, and then ultimately withdraw from school? It's a common assumption that low-income students aren't financially literate. The 2017 report from The Center for Community College Student Engagementreveals that there may be more nuanced reasons to explain why students experience financial troubles. Keep reading to learn more about the report on student financial health.

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Topics: Financial Aid, News, Facts

Enjoy Texting On-the-Go with Your New Android App

Posted by Haley Trost on December 9, 2016

Texting students from your phone is simple and secure with the new Android mobile app. You can now text your students from wherever you are. All you have to do is download the app! 

The app is easy to use and very similar to the web platform. Since you already know how to use the web platform, managing the app will be that much easier. Already downloaded the app? Here’s how to manage text messages on your phone:

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Topics: News, Texting, App

Introducing #TextingTuesdays: a How-To Video Series

Posted by Signal Vine on September 27, 2016
Welcome to #TextingTuesdays, our new video series designed to guide you through the how-tos and best practices of texting with students! We'll be sharing texting tips and tricks, new features, success stories, and more. Signal Vine CEO Brian Kathman kicks off the series in the video below. Happy texting!
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Topics: News, Texting, Video

Better Make Room (for Texts)!

Posted by Stephanie Sickler Sweetland on August 8, 2016

Signal Vine is excited to partner with the First Lady’s Office, the U.S. Department of Education, and Civic Nation to provide students across the country with texts that contain personalized information and encouragement about important college and financial aid resources and deadlines. The Up Next text messaging program connects advisors one-on-one with students to help them complete college and financial aid tasks.

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Topics: News, Texting, UpNext

How to Help Bay Area Students Enroll in College

Posted by Paige Altieri on May 4, 2016

 Signal Vine and uAspire have partnered since the summer of 2012 to support high school students throughout their transition to college using text-based outreach. This year, uAspire is participating in Silicon Valley Gives, an annual 24-hour marathon of giving. Their goal is to raise $40,000 to help their Bay Area students succeed through texting. The money will help all 1,115 of the high school seniors supported by uAspire get to college - that's only $36 per student!

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Topics: Higher Education, News, uAspire

Signal Vine is Now Integrated With Salesforce

Posted by Hunter Watts on March 24, 2016

Signal Vine’s Salesforce integration is finally here!  We are always working on ways to improve the quality of our product, so we hope you enjoy this new feature. With our integration solution, you will be able to: view participant data and messages in Salesforce, update participant information in Signal Vine through Salesforce, and add Salesforce contacts to Signal Vine programs.  We have an integration user guide designed for your organization’s Salesforce Administrator.

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Topics: News, Student Information Systems, Integration

A Wonderful Two Years (and Counting!)

Posted by Brian Kathman on November 10, 2015
I want to take a moment as we celebrate the two year anniversary of Signal Vine as a company to reflect on the past two years and thank all of you who have helped a simple idea grow into widespread impact.  
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Topics: News