[Ohio-talk] Fw: March for Independence Call Night Instructions

Susan Day tday24 at woh.rr.com
Sat May 30 20:08:21 UTC 2009

J.W. I never got a list for calling, did everyone get called? Susan Day

-----Original Message-----
From: ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Dr. Smith
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 6:02 PM
To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
Subject: [Ohio-talk] Fw: March for Independence Call Night Instructions

Good Morning


Dr. J. Webster Smith
President National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
P.O.BOX 458 Athens, Ohio, 45701-0458
Phone Number - 740-592-6326 
"Changing What it Means to be Blind"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Kuhnke, Kristian 
To: Pamela Allen ; jwsmithnfb at verizon.net ; Michael D. Barber 
Cc: Bowman, Kristi ; Kevan Worley 
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 10:18 AM
Subject: RE: March for Independence Call Night Instructions

Hello Everyone,


I just wanted to check in and see how last night's calling went.  Please let
me know if there's anything you'd like me to follow-up on for the people you
spoke with.


Thanks again for all your hard work!






Kristian Kuhnke

Outreach Assistant


1800 Johnson Street

Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2371

Fax: (410) 685-5653




From: Kuhnke, Kristian 
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:31 PM
To: 'Kevan Worley'; 'Pamela Allen'; 'jwsmithnfb at verizon.net'; 'Michael D.
Cc: Bowman, Kristi
Subject: March for Independence Call Night Instructions


Hello Everyone!


Thank you all for helping us reach out and encourage our marchers!  Below
are the guidelines we've created in order to help our efforts go smoothly on
Thursday (or Saturday if you're in Colorado).  Attached is the calling list,
broken out by affiliate for distribution at your discretion.  Also attached
are the funds raised by the teams for your reference, in case those you are
speaking with have received donations for their team instead of
individually.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please
let us know.


Calling Instructions:


Begin by calling the first person on your list and using the script (also
attached) as a guide for discussion.  Remember, we are calling our friends
and colleagues. We need to be incredibly upbeat, charming, and happy! Don't
get upset if anyone says they don't want to talk with you. We are reaching
out with kindness. If you reach voicemail, simply explain that this is a
reminder call from your National Federation of the Blind colleagues
reminding you that the March for Independence is coming up very soon. We are
simply calling to encourage you to make an extra effort to reach your
personal goal.


If someone has questions about the Web site, such as usernames, passwords,
emailing, and personalizing their content, feel free to forward the call to
Kristian Kuhnke (410-659-9314 x2371).


If Kristian is unavailable, take the person's information (name,
phone/email, and question) and email it to Kristian (kkuhnke at nfb.org) or
Kristi Bowman (kbowman at nfb.org) so that they can follow-up.  Let them know
that someone will be following up with them soon regarding their


For questions on how to fundraise, direct them to the information in the
toolkit on the website.


If the person you are speaking with has not contacted anyone to sponsor
them, encourage them to do so.  Also encourage those that have made contacts
to follow-up where needed.  The March is coming very soon and we need to get
in donations as quickly as possible to make sure they are credited for this
year's campaign!


If the person you are speaking with would like to send donations, give them
the address 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.  Make sure they
write their name and the March for Independence with the donation so that
they will be properly credited.  They can also use the website, or email
Kristian or Kristi to donate by credit card.


For material requests, email the name and information needed (cards,
brochures, etc.) to Kristian.


Please address all questions and note any follow-up items before ending the
call.  Once the call is finished, move on to the next person on your calling
list.  At the end of the calling session make sure all follow-up items have
been communicated to their recipients.


Last but not least, thank you again for all your help! You are making a
GREAT difference today! Good luck and have fun!


All the best,


Kevan, Kristi, and Kristian

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