GetThru's roots are in progressive politics, and we only work with clients who share our values.
GetThru was created by veterans of Bernie 2016, where we helped build the campaign’s historic voter contact operation. In the process, we saw the need for better technology for reaching people where they are—on their cell phones. So after leaving the campaign we created ThruText, our P2P texting platform, which launched in September 2016. Two years later, we released our phone calling solution, ThruTalk.
Our first clients were political campaigns and advocacy organizations, and with over 2000 clients, that remains the heart of our business. In 2017 we also began working with colleges and universities, and almost 400 educational institutions now use our tools. We have also expanded to work with pollsters, researchers, government agencies, and select for-profit companies. Together our clients have sent more than 1 billion text messages and made more than 750 million calls for event recruitment, voter and volunteer engagement, fundraising, polling, and more.
We were known as Relay until March 2019, when we rebranded as GetThru. We love that our new name speaks directly to what we do— helping clients reach their audiences via real human-to-human connection.