Capture ideas at meetings or presentations. Harvest the thoughts of a world café.
No fancy apps to install. Simple text messages from your phone are easy for everyone in your group.
Share the messages with the group as they roll in, or privately review them after the event.
PMI used SMS Harvest to gather thoughts from over 900 international participants at a World Café.
The facilitation team for the PMI World Café decided on 3 feedback rounds, each paired with a question for the group. They had teams use their phones to text in the ideas and insights from their tables.
Each round was captured into a separate tag, keeping those messages grouped together. The messages were also broadcast on a projector to the entire room as they came in.
At the end of the event, the facilitation team gathered around their laptops and sheets of paper and started to engage in sense-making of the mass of data. Later they presented the findings, themes and insights they found to the group.
A Squamish First Nations group used SMS Harvest in combination with group dialog to generate insights.
The youth facilitators lead the group through several exercises to figure out what where there community should be in the future, and what issues and values are important.
During the event, attendees texted in their insights and concerns about the discussion in real-time. Many appreciated the anonymity provided by the live stream as a way to raise issues they may not have felt comfortable raising in person.
After the event, the facilitation team took the messages and pulled out the themes and comments for a report back to the community and elders. The youth loved the way the tool helped the process!
A group of passionate volunteers organized a meetup.
The organizers set up SMS Harvest and wrote the number on big posterboards at their event. They thought of the questions they wanted to ask and the help they needed to move forward.
During the event, the organizers asked attendees to text in their thoughts and answers about the issues at hand. The feedback was grouped into tags and saved for later. One organizer monitored the live stream and amplified ideas that resonated.
At the beginning and end of the event, the organizers asked everyone who wanted to stay in touch to text in their email address.
Straight forward pricing for one-timers or habitual harvesters!
For one-off events or ad-hoc use.
For when you want to harvest regularly.
For extra support when you need it.
Can I try it out?
YES! We won't charge you for very small harvests used for testing. We know how important it is to try out tools before you use them!
When will you bill me?
We'll bill you each month based on how you harvested, and send you an itemized invoice for each harvest.
How long is Forever™?
For as long as you keep harvesting with us.
Want to use SMS Harvest in a large organization? No problem, we can help.
Harvest the brilliant ideas, awkward questions, thoughtful summaries, group suggestions and anything else you can think of! Visualize and analyze the results in real-time or after the event!
Free your staff to start a harvest anytime, anywhere, for any reason. Fixed pricing gives you maximum flexibility while making it easy to budget for.
We will help train your team to make productive use of SMS Harvest as part of their workflows. Our facilitation experts will share tips and tricks for getting bountiful harvests.