Overview + Pricing

Updated by Cassidy Chassagne

Switchboard is an intuitive, modern platform backed by unbelievably responsive former staffers who understand what it’s like to work on a campaign and want to help you succeed. Sign up for Switchboard today and reach your donors, volunteers, constituents, and other supporters tomorrow! Email us at support@oneswitchboard.com to learn more or get started.

  • 💬 Texting: Text thousands of your supporters with only one click – schedule sends, cut lists from ActBlue automatically, include a photo or video, create automated welcome messages, see real-time fundraising results, and more. 
  • ✏️ Forms: Build free and customizable sign-up forms, surveys, or petitions that integrate seamlessly into our texting and email products so you can capture and leverage submission data in one platform.
  • 📧 Email: Choose to write HTML emails or use our drag-and-drop visual editor. We provide a detailed email performance dashboard so you can grow your email program while keeping a close eye on deliverability.
  • 📊 Fundraising Analytics: Visualize your ActBlue fundraising data for free! We provide several dynamic dashboards so you can focus on running your program, not crunching numbers. Track high-level metrics, channel breakdowns, recurring donations, and more.
  • 🔗 Shortlinks: Create a free, unique domain for your organization and use “shortlinks” to track engagement (clicks) and reduce the length of your URLs in public-facing materials. For example, swtch.to/new-onboard takes you to our account request form.
900+ organizations sent over half a billion messages on Switchboard last cycle, including:
  • The DCCC and other state and national party organizations and PACs
  • Incumbents and challengers for Senate, House, Governor, and Attorney General races
  • Local races for state legislature, mayor, city council, and more
  • You can see some Federal organizations using Switchboard at the FEC’s site.
Our mission is simple:
  • To build tools that work well with each other and the systems you already use (and actually work well, period);
  • To back them up with amazing customer service and responsiveness;
  • And to make them affordable and available to Democrats and Progressives working on campaigns of any size.
Texting Pricing:

You are only charged for successfully sent outbound texts – nothing else! Starting December 2023, Switchboard lowered prices for all toll-free verified + registered traffic. 

Sending Number

Message Type



SMS (1-segment)





  • Pricing for local unregistered traffic can be found here.
  • SMS vs. MMS:
    • SMS segment: a message up to 160 characters* with no media attached.
      • An SMS segment with an emoji only has 70 available characters.
    • MMS message: a message above 160 characters and/or has media attached.
  • No commitments, minimums, setup fees, or prepayment. No charge for inbound messages, cleaning landlines from your lists, or for messages that result in an error.
  • Pricing is inclusive of telecom fees. 
  • Each account receives a $30 credit so you can try things out, no strings attached!
  • Use our pricing calculator to clearly see how much your messages will cost.
  • Registration and Verification:
    • We can process requests anytime and encourage you to submit requests as early as possible (especially for new races). Even if you are still finalizing texting plans, getting a toll-free verified or 10DLC registered number ahead of time allows you to benefit from better prices and deliverability from day 1.
    • There is no cost to register or verify numbers. 
    • Here are more resources on the 10DLC and toll-free verification processes. 
Email Pricing
  • We know that starting up a new email program or pivoting to a new email tool mid-cycle can be daunting, so we are offering Switchboard Email for free for most programs through the 2024 cycle. Sign up for a demo here – we can get new programs up and running very quickly!

✅ If you are ready to request an account, fill out this form.

👩‍💻 Sign up for a live demo or join our office hours here: swtch.to/events

Have questions? Chat with our team about registration or verification here or email us!

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