Spotlight: Suzi Townsend, Chi Alpha Staff at FSU

     

Everyone knows organizing college students can be quite a challenge – between the classes, the sports (and the partying…), it’s hard to get them to respond, or sometimes even read, emails. No one has more experience with this, than Suzi Townsend, who leads the charge for the FSU chapter of Chi Alpha.

Chi Alpha is a Christian campus ministry on universities throughout the United States & around the world, and Suzi leads the charge for the FSU chapter. While organizing weekly meetings, bible studies and reminding members of upcoming events, emails became useless as no one ever checked them. “We started sending facebook messages, and creating events on facebook but even those weren’t effective – students don’t check it on the go”, says Suzi, “so we asked them – ‘what’s the best way to reach you?’ and texting was the unanimous answer.”

 

Now on SendHub, Suzi uses SendHub’s group texting feature to organize the leadership group and keep everyone in constant communication. She also set up text-to-join groups for bible studies, general ministry updates and uses a big broadcasting message to send out last minute group event activity invites. “Sometimes we decide to go to the park to play frisbee, or see a movie on the whim, and broadcasting lets me send a quick message like ‘going to the park @ 10am, meet us there’ and I know everyone gets it because it goes right to their phone.”

Fav tech gadget: my HTC Thunderbolt

Fav part of SendHub: broadcasting & text-to-join feature

Fav Chi Alpha memory: I’d say it’s a toss up between a game called “Murder in the Dark” (a combination of mafia and hide-and-seek, in the dark) and just getting together to eat/chat/catch up with each other

Most embarrassing SMS moment: haha… I can’t share that. It was with my mom though :) 

 

To learn more about Chi Alpha at FSU, check out their website (and be sure to like their facebook page!). We hope you enjoyed our Spotlight, and if you (or your company) want to be featured, send us a txt or email and tell us how YOU use SendHub :)

Garrett & the SendHub Team

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