In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Prichard Communications team is giving thanks for the communications tools that make life easier for us—and our nonprofit clients. Lucky me…I’m the last in the series, celebrating the smartphone!

In the past week, have you and your nonprofit colleagues used your phone to?

  • Text a colleague
  • Edit a photo
  • Catch up on news
  • Send an email
  • Research a topic
  • Catch your bus on time

On a personal note, have you used your phone to?

  • Map your exercise route
  • Do your banking
  • Reply to an Evite
  • Play a game
  • Find your way in the dark
  • Check the weather
  • FaceTime or Skype your family

If so, you’re in good company. Most people reach for their phones when they wake and keep it close all day. Data from the Pew Research Center finds that 61 percent of cell phone users own smart phones. According to Stephanie Tilenius, Google’s former VP of Commerce, U.S. consumers are rarely more than three feet away from their phones.

With Thanksgiving upon us, I encourage you to use your phone wisely: Call those near and dear and wish them a happy holiday!