One of the great things about Grasshopper is that it can be used by just about any company, in any industry. We have customers who work in construction, law, accounting, transportation, real estate, marketing and many other industries.
One industry that's really started to pop up on our radar here as of late is the non-profit sector. Several customers have reached out to us and let us know not only how valuable the Grasshopper virtual phone system has been to their non-profit organization but also how they actually use it.
Here are 3 ways Grasshopper can help non-profits:
Phone # for VolunteersVolunteers are an integral part of many non-profit organizations. They help man the phones, run events, organize fundraisers and much more. With tight budgets, not all non-profits can afford to provide phones or even walkie talkies to every volunteer and trying to keep track of everyone's cell phone number can be next to impossible. With Grasshopper, no additional phones are necessary. You can create extensions in minutes and calls can be forwarded to any number on any phone.Have an event? Using your Grasshopper toll free or local number, simply create extensions and have the calls forward to your volunteers' cell phones. The same extensions can be used for any event. All you have to do is change the forwarding number.
Fundraising/Event InformationWouldn't it be great if you could give people all the information they needed without ever having to answer a call?With informational extensions, you can give people information they need on events, fundraisers, the company and more. Simply record your greetings and upload them to your account. Give callers hours, dates, directions and more.
Taking DonationsDonations are a big part of the non-profit industry and the easier it is for people to give them, the better. Question & answer extensions can make taking donations simple and you don't have to worry about being out of the office and missing calls.With question & answer extensions, your callers will hear a series of questions to which they will respond to. A voicemail will then be compiled and emailed to you with all of the information the caller provided.
Create a dedicated extension for donations and gather the info you need from callers. This ensures donations can be taken 24/7.
The Grasshopper virtual phone system can help non-profits with their phone needs for a low cost. Have questions? Listen to a live demo, visit our FAQ page or call our support staff at 800-820-8210.