Hello, may I speak to ________ please?
My name is _________ and I’m calling on behalf of the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign.
May I have a few moments of your time to talk about this year’s Campaign?
Is there a better time that someone could call?
Thank you very much. Your support makes a difference and is much appreciated.
I’m calling today about our 2022 Annual Campaign, which is really focused on ensuring that our community emerges from the pandemic with a secure and thriving future. We’re especially concerned because so many are still struggling, be it financial, mental health, or physical health challenges. If you or someone you know needs assistance, we are here to help.
So before I begin: How are you today? Have you done anything special this past summer or year? (or ask any other open-ended question to invite some warm conversation.)
Last year, our focus was on resilience and getting the community through the darkest periods of this crisis. Federation is working now to build our community’s recovery. 2021 will be a make-or-break year for so many in our community—and why your philanthropic leadership is so critical right now.
That’s why we’re asking: Will you join us in leading our community’s recovery? Can we count on your gift to our 2022 Annual Campaign?
(If they can donate) Thank you so much. Last year you made a gift of $XX dollars—would you be able to increase your gift by 15% this year to $XX? [Please consult your donor card to determine what increase in gift you should ask from the donor]
(If they cannot increase by XX%) Not a problem. Would you be able to renew your gift from last year at the same level?
Thank you! Your generosity will make a difference!
This pledge is due by December 31, 2022. However, we encourage you to consider monthly payments on your credit card. Payments can be made by credit card, cheque (payable to the Jewish Federation of Ottawa) or online at jewishottawa.com/annual-campaign-donate. How would you like to pay?
Can I take a moment to confirm your address?
Your e-mail address?
Your cell phone number?
On behalf of the community, thank you for your support of the Federation and our community.
Have a good day/afternoon/evening!
A) For those in need: