Training materials for FundClass Topic #15, February 1999
This set of pages is the Volunteer Training Manual used by Art Horne at Magnolia Hospital Foundation in Magnolia, Arkansas. They are provided here to supplement the FundClass topic lead by Art during the month of February 1999. The topic began when he posted the opening message on February 1.
"Thank you!" does not adequately express the appreciation that we feel toward you who will work tonight to support our local hospital. By supporting Magnolia Hospital, you are involved in helping to alleviate human suffering. This hospital has, since 1939, provided the best in health care possible to all people in our area regardless of their ability to pay. Last year alone, the hospital gave 1.8 million dollars in free medical care to people who could not afford to pay.
Our Hospital has been neglected in donations and recognition. We have never supported our Hospital with tax dollars and have never had a Foundation until January of 1996. You are helping to correct that tonight, by getting your friends involved in our efforts to improve the quality of health care for our region through giving to our Foundation.
First, thanks are expressed to Valerie Sanders, our first phonathon chairperson ever! She has done a lot of work prior to this evening… gotten prizes, made personal calls for donations, helped organize the evening and been extremely positive and helpful through the whole process.
A special thanks needs to be given to Bob Jones, Steve Nipper and Debbie Arnold and the wonderful folks who work at First National Bank. They have given a lead gift to challenge other businesses and have provided us with their facility to help with our campaign.
Thank you Ceceile Eads for getting our refreshments together; Molly Burns for helping to solicit our prizes to make this a fun night; and to each of you as a team member. You are a part of a wonderful effort. Thank you again for being so willing to get involved to start our Foundation’s emphasis of “Why not Magnolia Hospital first?”
Thank you again and may God bless you and your work tonight!
Because of you, I am enthusiastically yours,
Executive Vice President
There is no magic secret to being a good telephone Volunteer. The main thing is that you believe in the importance of having a local hospital in Magnolia. Then follow the instructions. There is a lot of excitement in bringing in a gift of $40.00 or more when you think of the good that we will do with the money.
Here are a few ideas to help you:
Hello, May I speak with (title and last name)?
This is (your name) calling for the Magnolia Hospital Foundation. How are you tonight? I’m calling to talk with you about our new Foundation and to ask for your support. Did you know that our hospital is not supported by tax money from our city or county? The hospital began in 1939. The city raised $35,000 to build it and has never put any more money into it. So, it has become important to ask our community to support our local hospital.
Our Foundation has as its mission to support Magnolia Hospital. We started in 1996. Our desire is to expand health care services and continue to improve the quality of care and equipment. The Foundation is made up of people like us that want to insure that we have a local hospital that is well staffed and equipped. We think that it is time for those of us who care to support the ongoing service our hospital gives. We see other hospitals thriving and we think it’s time to think about our home hospital. It is there when we need it. Last year our Emergency room saw nearly 11,000 people who had need for immediate care.
Unrestricted funds are used wherever the need is the greatest within the scope of health services to be used for people in our local area. Our goal for this campaign is $40.00 from 220 donors.
I Support Magnolia Hospital!
Name ______________________________________ Address___________________
City State Zip____________________________________________________________
Pledge $_____ Gift Enclosed $ _____________
Thank you so much for your gift. Please make check payable to Magnolia Hospital Foundation, PO Box 629, Magnolia, AR 71754. Could you please make your donation by the end of the month? We want to count your donation in our total. Thank you for thinking of our local Hospital!
I am sorry I missed you
Last Thursday, July 16 I joined several others in calling for support of Magnolia Hospital. Our goal is to have 220 average gifts of $40.00. Would you please consider how important having our local hospital is to you and your friends and family? Last year our emergency room staff saw over 11,000 cases! Many people have arrived in time to receive TPA, the drug that helps stop heart attacks and thus saves lives. Our hospital is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be ready for you if needed.
Our hospital is non-profit, and is not supported by city or county taxes. Our vision is to have the best quality health care available to everyone in our service area. So we ask you to add your support to the people who serve us through Magnolia Hospital.
Would you please consider a generous gift today? Please make your check payable to the Magnolia Hospital Foundation, PO Box 629, Magnolia, AR 71754. May I ask that you make your contribution today? We have worked hard to see our goal accomplished. We need your gift to make our goal.
Thank you for thinking of our local hospital first. A form is enclosed. Please complete it and mail it to us in the enclosed envelope.
You are appreciated!
Second Annual Phonathon for Magnolia Hospital a Success!
Our appreciation is sincerely expressed to…
Our Corporate Sponsors:
First National Bank
Columbia County Ambulance Service
The Department Directors at Magnolia Hospital
Our Gifts Were Supplied by:
Olson’s Gun Shop
Our “Behind the Scenes” Helpers:
Our Callers for 1998:
Mary Ruth Fallin
A special thank you to all who donated this year. Join us who believe that our local Hospital is important and say "Why not Magnolia Hospital first?" This year’s chairperson was Valerie Sanders. Thank you Valerie!
Opening Message of this topic
These materials are part of an opening message to a FundClass fundraising topic on phone campaigns that was originally posted on February 1, 1999