After several months of preparation and just over two weeks of calling, the Magdalene Telephone Campaign has drawn to a close for 2017. I'm delighted to inform that we raised £288,852.71 over the phone and over two-thirds of the Members we spoke with decided to make a gift. That makes this particular Telephone Campaign one [...]
I have had a great time on telephone campaign so far, and have enjoyed loads of brilliant conversations. In calling alumni on a lovely Sunday afternoon, however, and, in addition, on Boat Race day, the telephone campaign turns swiftly into its hideous twin – the voicemail campaign. We start work at 2.45, and after spending [...]
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My night has come to write a post,
Yet due to my bad luck,
Of successful chat I cannot boast,
In fact, I’m rather stuck!
I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first signed up to the Telephone Campaign. I knew that I wanted to stay in Cambridge for most of the Easter holidays (mainly because my dissertation is still very far from complete!) and the prospect of spending a few hours each day calling up alumni seemed [...]
As a return caller to the telephone campaign (after a year’s hiatus), I knew roughly what I was getting into when I signed up this year. So, while it seems like a lot hadn’t changed, between March 2015 (when I last participated in the campaign) and now, I seem to have gone from being a [...]
Student Caller Annie runs us through a day in the Telephone Campaign call room in Facebook Stickers. 1. When you sit down at your desk with a cup of tea, various snacks, and a positive attitude. It’s Sunday, it’s sunny, people surely want to chat?! 2. After half an hour of voicemails, you realise [...]