Cultivate connection

GroundSource helps you reach audiences and communities where they prefer to communicate: on their phones, in a conversation.  Build and sustain direct, two-way relationships through mobile messaging and voice.  


GroundSource is a platform

Build a community

Use texting, messaging, or voice to turn clients into constituents

Segment your sources

Use tags and filters to build lists of sources who know your beat better than you do

Connect quickly

Use a short code for speedy, high-volume messaging with thousands of people


Get status reports

Use data exports to monitor the engagement levels of your community

Scale deep conversations

Develop two-way communications with automated conversations

Personalize information

Use data webhooks to personalize and localize information your community needs


GroundSource is a service

Industry leadership

Crowdsourcing, audience and community development, and problem solving


Tested innovation

Innovative, tested ways for putting communities at the heart of your work


Global outlook, local impact

Leading global impact by building local capacity of communities


Deep experience

Developing news and information products for publishers, media, and civic organization

Proven tactics

Building community through outreach using proven tactics and approaches


A partner in brainstorming and idea generation to meet your goals


GroundSource is built for people who want to develop and own their relationships with their communities

Do better than email

4x-5x higher open rates than email


Actually get responses

5x-10x higher response rates


Keep the fire burning

Ongoing engagement, not one-off feedback


Own your relationships

Direct connection to communities and audiences

Be trustworthy

Increase trust, even with hard-to-reach communities

Be inclusive

Reach stories and storytellers you'd normally miss


“It's getting us from spokespeople to everyday people.”


Cristina Kim, engagement and collaborations manager at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting


Join leading newsrooms and civic organizations by connecting to your community with GroundSource