RefugeeMobile Program

RefugeeMobile Program

RefugeeMobile is an impact program of Sparrow Mobile. Sparrow customers help refugees and others from under-served communities gain digital access with every month of service. Visit the RefugeeMobile program site to learn more.   RefugeeMobile Program...
A social entrepreneur and an investor go to coffee…

A social entrepreneur and an investor go to coffee…

Civic Accelerator, a Points of Light program, hosted the Investor Café, a fast-paced roundtable activity where 12 early-stage startups (including Sparrow) moved from table to table to meet with impact investors and potential customers, and practice the art of the pitch. This innovative event was hosted at WeWork in New York City, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal. Sparrow cofounder, Amy Tucker, shares outtakes and lessons learned from this high-energy event. Read the blog published by the Civic Accelerator here...
Points of Light picks Sparrow for digital inclusion accelerator

Points of Light picks Sparrow for digital inclusion accelerator

San Francisco, April 5, 2018 – Sparrow, a US mobile carrier with a social mission, announced that Points of Light, the first national accelerator dedicated to investing in civic ventures, selected Sparrow, along with 12 other social ventures, for their Spring accelerator program “working to advance digital inclusion and 21st-century tech skills for all to succeed in the innovation economy.” (Points of Light, 2018) “It’s an honor and delight to participate in this amazing effort to further digital inclusion. We’re especially excited for the opportunity to join forces with Points of Light and other social ventures who share the mission of furthering civil society and creating a more inclusive world.” Amy Tucker, Sparrow cofounder. The 10-week program kicks off in San Francisco in April, alongside the first ever SEED Conference of impact investors, with follow-on sessions in New York and Atlanta. About Sparrow Sparrow is a for-profit and for-good U.S. wireless carrier with a mission to end digital poverty and connect people with purpose. Sparrow customers get high-quality wireless service, friendly care, fair pricing and make a difference, just by using their cell phone. For every Sparrow subscriber, a smartphone or service plan is donated to someone in need with a focus on youth, women, refugees and homeless people in both the U.S. and abroad.  About Points of Light Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people...
Sparrow Announces 18NTC Panel: Scaling Your Mission with Mobile

Sparrow Announces 18NTC Panel: Scaling Your Mission with Mobile

Sparrow announced its panel session, Scaling Your Mission with Mobile, hosted at the NTEN 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (18NTC), April 11 – 13, New Orleans. The panel convenes program experts and showcases innovative methods for using mobile technology as a tool for delivering, deepening, and scaling social impact for underserved communities including foster youth, homeless adults, and refugee families. The session will be moderated by Matt Bauer, Sparrow CEO, and features panelists Anne Rufa, Clinical Therapist – Road Home Program at Rush University Medical Center, Brendan Perry – Research Associate at Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, and Amy Tucker – Chief Impact Officer at Sparrow. If you’re attending 18NTC, drop the Sparrow team a line. To register and for more information, visit the 18NTC...
Sparrow Annual Impact Report | 2017-18

Sparrow Annual Impact Report | 2017-18

Sparrow is honored and delighted to publish its first Sparrow Annual Impact Report | 2017-18, available for download via the company’s new impact section. Current impact areas focus on communities facing digital poverty including women, youth, refugees, and homeless families in both the US and abroad. Ultimately, Sparrow customers make Sparrow impact come to life in a powerful and sustainable way. For every Sparrow mobile subscriber (“sponsor sparrow”) a smartphone or service plan goes to someone in need (“impact sparrow”) via nonprofit partners and programs. With more mobile subscriptions in the U.S. than people, we are leveraging the massive mobile industry for positive change. Together, we are creating a more inclusive world; one smartphone and one person at a time. Join the movement by signing up at...
Announcing the Sparrow Mobile Program for Nonprofits and Libraries

Announcing the Sparrow Mobile Program for Nonprofits and Libraries

Connect Your Team and Scale Your Nonprofit Impact Sparrow partnered with TechSoup to provide smartphone donations and service plan discounts to verified nonprofits and libraries, and those who directly support them, including employees, volunteers and donors. It’s one small way of saying thank you for all the good you do. Sparrow Mobile for Nonprofits Program Benefits 10% off any products in the Sparrow catalog + access to donated smartphones & SIMs 5% off Sparrow monthly service plans or sign up for the Just Plan, available only to nonprofit organizations Social benefit: For every customer, Sparrow donates a smartphone or service plan to someone in digital poverty How to Access the Sparrow Mobile for Nonprofits Program Purchase any Sparrow offer on TechSoup Save the TechSoup Order Reference Number provided in the TechSoup order confirmation email Place an order with Sparrow by calling (844) 697-7277 Ext. 2 or via the Nonprofit Program Order form You will be asked to provide your organization name and the TechSoup Order Reference number to verify your nonprofit status.  Share the Love: A Benefit for Your Entire Organization When your nonprofit or library orders Sparrow on TechSoup, anyone who contributes directly to your organization—including employees, volunteers and donors—can also take advantage of Sparrow discounts and donations for nonprofits by requesting access here. Share your organization name and the TechSoup Order Reference number with your organization’s employees, volunteers and donors. When placing an order with Sparrow, to qualify for the nonprofit discount, they will be asked to provide this information.   About TechSoup TechSoup, a 501c3 nonprofit, is the largest distributor of technology to nonprofits and libraries in the world. Verified nonprofits and libraries can access technology donations and...