The National Education Association of New Hampshire Launches Mobile Applications for Membership Awareness and Advocacy

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The National Education Association of New Hampshire (NEA-NH) today officially launched the mobile applications for its members and the public to stay up to date on the latest news, events and campaigns affecting educators and students throughout New Hampshire. Purple Forge, a leader in providing mobile applications for associations and advocacy organizations across North America, developed the application with NEA New Hampshire.

NEA New Hampshire iPhone App

NEA New Hampshire iPhone App

NEA New Hampshire has taken a bold step forward in employing mobile technology to reach its members.

NEA New Hampshire (NEA-NH) today announced the release of their iPhone and Android applications. The mobile applications were developed to engage their members and supporters on the most popular mobile app platforms in the marketplace today. The app includes a location-enabled event and office finder application to allow members to find a meetings or offices wherever they are in the state. It also contains an innovative advocacy module allowing members to create postcards that can be shared via social media to spread the message in support of education across the state. The applications also include access to the association’s social media feeds, videos and other useful information for members.

The mobile apps were also developed to allow the NEA New Hampshire to send push notifications to their members and the public with their latest news and updates. Push notifications are a useful way of getting up to date information on-the-fly. Public service announcements, organizing and mobilization messages, and media updates are a few of the possible uses of the push notification feature.

“Mobile applications allow us instant access to our members to share the latest news, events and progress in our efforts to maintain the highest quality public education for the students of New Hampshire,” said George Strout, the Communications Manager for the NEA New Hampshire. “We can move beyond purely passively broadcasting information to our membership and supporters and actively engage them in activities to the benefit of all.”

NEA New Hampshire’s mobile applications are developed and maintained by Purple Forge. Purple Forge is the world’s leading provider of mobile applications to associations and advocacy organizations, and have deployed apps for other state chapters of the NEA, including Missouri and New Mexico, and has also deployed the mobile application for the largest teaching union in Canada, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation.

"NEA New Hampshire has taken a bold step forward in employing mobile technology to reach its members," shared John Craig, VP Sales and Marketing of Purple Forge. "In turn their members will be able to be activated to spread their message, and help deliver on their campaign goals of supporting education across the state.”

About Purple Forge
Purple Forge ( sells subscription based services to organizations looking to engage their stakeholders using the latest mobile application technology and leveraging community engagement and social networking best practices. Purple Forge is an award-winning firm led by seasoned mobile communications and Internet technology veterans. Our mobile applications allow organizations to broadcast, share, and receive feedback from their target audience real-time, allowing them to foster long-term, engaged relationships.

Contact: John Craig, john(dot)craig(at)purpleforge(dot)com

About the NEA New Hampshire
Founded in 1854, the New Hampshire State Teachers Association became one of the “founding ten” state education associations that formed the National Education Association in 1857. Known today as NEA-NH, and comprised of more than 17,000 members, our mission to advocate for the children of New Hampshire and public school employees and to promote lifelong learning remains true after more than 150 years. Our members are public school educators in all stages of their careers, including classroom teachers and other certified professionals, instructors at public higher education institutions, students preparing for a teaching career, education support personnel and those retired from the profession.

Contact: George Strout, gstrout(at)nhnea(dot)org

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