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My Class Gift Playbook Section 4.2 - Set the Meeting

My Class Gift Playbook Section 4.2 – Set the Meeting

October 2, 2016
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The one-on-one solicitation meeting should take place in a comfortable public setting that is convenient for both the Class Agent and the potential donor. Pick a place that is not too loud and allows you to have a conversation with the other person, such as a coffee shop, campus green space or student center / other common space.

Asking for the Meeting

Below are some examples of what to say when calling fellow seniors for a meeting. These are just examples, feel free to adapt the wording to sound as though it is in your own voice.

Hi {NAME}, it’s {YOUR NAME}. I am working with {ORGANIZATION} on the Senior Class Gift Project this year.  Have you heard about the Class of 2016 Senior Class Gift?  

{Let them answer}

If yes: Great, I would love to meet with you and give you some more details, and how you might be able to help. Is there a time *next week* that would work for you?

If no: The Senior Class Gift is an opportunity for us as Seniors to give back to {Organization} so that it can continue to serve future generations of students on this campus. I would love to meet with you and explain the Class of 2016 Class Gift further. Is there a time *next week* that would work for you?

*Adjust date suggestions based on your availability.