Dialing into the SCP
THE UCALGARY STUDENT CALLER & RESEARCHER CONNECTION S16 V5
WEEKLY RECOGNITION BOARD
We are very excited to recognize your achievements! These weekly updates shine a light on our top achievers across four areas and are counted with a minimum of 2 pledges and a minimum 50% CC rate. Congratulations to the following Callers on a great week!
If you see your name on the Leaderboard, think of some good tips or strategies to share with your peers during Pre-Call next week!
These results reflect caller achievements between Friday, May 27 - Thursday, June 9.
CONGRATS TO OUR NEWEST GRADS!
We are so proud of our very own team members for convocating this week! Huge congratulations on your incredible achievement - you are now official UCalgary alumni! We hope your convocation was a wonderful event, and made even more special since it is the 50th anniversary year! :)
Congratulations to our researchers Gerry, Jamie, and Raidah, our callers Lanny, Lorraine, Sonam and Leila, and last but definitely not least our supervisors Pooja and Anneke! You rocked the SCP's world with your talents and energy, now go forth and conquer the rest of the world! We know for sure that you will not be strangers around here as we look forward to chatting with you on the OTHER end of the line ;) ;)
Day Shifts Available Soon
"Is this a good time to chat?" NOPE.
A little tip for ensuring you talk with more alumni and therefore have a higher chance of securing a pledge: don't ask them if they have some time to chat! This cuts you off from a lot of conversation as most alum will decline your offer. Instead, a suggestion would be to introduce yourself, explain your purpose (ex. I'm just calling for a few quick minutes to update our alumni demographics and let you know about a few exciting things on campus) and then dive right in (ex. So, Mr. Smith, I have your address here as...). This gets you right into a conversation, with contribution from alum. Guaranteed, any alumni who are actually busy will let you know right away and you can arranged for a Callback or code a Not Avail Tonight. :)
Connecting with alumni
Motwakil, pictured with his nephew Omar born on April 19!
Making the ask seem effortless
One of the trickiest parts of a fundraising call is transitioning into the ASK. It doesn't often feel natural, but it can sound AWESOME with the right attitude, the right mindset and the right words to say leading up to it. At your next shift, I challenge you to do the following:
- SMILE. ASK the alum about their experience as a student. Or their memory of convocation.
- UPDATE them on specific developments related to their faculty or school
- TELL them about our 50th anniversary
- Then...SHARE one quick and fun fact about school that might relate to what they tell you (can be anything: cool course, cool research, cool prof, anything.)
- SHARE how proud you are to be a student here at this time
- TELL them how thankful you are as a student for the resources and funding opportunities available to you, and the groundbreaking research that will impact our communities.
- TELL them that because of alumni support from grads like them, these are all made possible.
Then say "So today we are reaching out to our grads to ask if you would be willing to make a gift of $150 to a fund that you strongly believe in". Follow with ask ladder as necessary.
I believe in you. Now, believe in yourself! - Shahla
Invitation to Campus Town Hall on June 24, 2016
A message from President Elizabeth Cannon
Please join your fellow students, faculty and staff at our next Campus Town Hall. Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dru Marshall; Linda Dalgetty, vice-president (Finance and Services) and I will share information on the university’s budget, our current financial position, compensation transparency (the “sunshine” list), recent systems issues, and the opportunities and challenges we see ahead. We look forward to further dialogue with our entire campus community.
Campus Town Hall
Friday, June 24, 2016
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
The town hall will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person. Visit www.ucalgary.ca/provost and sign in with your IT username and password to view the webcast from any location with internet access and to submit questions by email during the town hall.