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 [...]
Hi! My name is Flavia and this is my first telephone campaign. I thought of signing up earlier this term, and apart from talking briefly to students who had done it the previous year, I had no idea what to expect. I was anxious about speaking on the phone before starting as I realised I [...]
Happy Friday from all our fantastic Telephone Campaign Student Callers!
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Taking part in the telephone campaign for the second year has its advantages: I know roughly what to expect (getting through mainly to voicemail or, if I’m very lucky, to people whose meals I’m interrupting); I’ve practised talking over the phone to people I’ve never met, so this year the nerves have gone! Magdalene alumni, [...]
The first thing that normally comes to mind when the telephone campaign is mentioned is, 'so you're calling people to ask for money?'. And that is in part true, however fundraising is only a small part of our efforts. A significant element is genuinely finding out how our alumni are doing, and what they've been [...]