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Dwight Hall Phonathon

Fall 2014 Phonathon

Dwight Hall Phonathon is a year-long fundraising campaign designed to support community service and social justice efforts at Yale by cultivating strong relationships with Yale alumni. As a not-for-profit organization, Dwight Hall must raise its own funds every year to provide resources and support to its member organizations and student volunteers.  Individual contributions from alumni and friends of Dwight Hall comprise nearly 25% of Dwight Hall’s annual budget and Phonathon is an important component of Dwight Hall’s development plan.

Each Member Group and Provisional Group must complete a single 2-hour shift of Phonathon during the Fall 2014 semester.  This is a reduced requirement from past semesters and we will be supplementing volunteer callers with a corps of paid development interns at Dwight Hall.  If you are interested in applying to be a Development Intern, please contact our Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

How Will it Work?

Dwight Hall will offer 10-12 volunteer caller nights during the Fall 2014 semester and 10 callers may sign up on any given calling night.  The first 3 nights have been scheduled. An additional 6-9 nights will be scheduled soon.  We strongly prefer that 1 volunteer from each group signs up for a full 2-hour shift and will schedule calling nights on different days of the week to facilitate demanding schedules.  As an incentive, Dwight Hall will enter all volunteers who complete a 2-hour shift on a single night in a raffle for a $100 gift card.

How do I Sign Up?

We are using VolunteerSpot to organize Phonathon sign-ups this semester.

1) Click on the button below to see our Sign-Up. You will be taken to an external website and must enter your email address to proceed to the sign-up.

2) Review the options and choose your preferred spot.  If the slot is open – it is yours.

3) Enter your group information in parentheses after your name.  Example:

Edward Baek (Student Executive Committee)

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. No need to sign up for an account.  You will receive an automated reminder one day before your shift.

What are the remaining Phonathon dates for Fall 2014?

Wednesday, October 22, 7-9pm

Tuesday, October 28, 7-9pm

Thursday, October 30, 7-9pm

Monday, November 3, 7-9pm

Wednesday, November 5, 7-9pm

Additional dates to be announced shortly.

What Else is my Group Required to Do?

We need your stories!  Groups that receive funding or utilize significant resources from Dwight Hall (cars/bus passes, copies, regular rooms) will be required to submit a narrative (or report/photojournal/multimedia segment/etc.) during the 2014-2015 Academic Year.  We will provide some samples for your group to consider and contact groups with specific instructions by November 1, 2014.

I Like the Changes.  Are they Permanent?

It depends on our success this semester.  If we are not on track with revenues generated from Phonathon, we may return to the traditional model where each group provides up to 6 hours/semester.  The earlier you complete your shift and the higher the quality of your narrative (if required), the more likely we can make these changes permanent.

If you have any questions regarding Dwight Hall Phonathon, please contact phonathon@dwighthall.org. We will respond to your inquiry within 1 business day.

If you have feedback on this model or other ideas to share, please contact Edward Baek, Development Coordinator on the student Executive Committee.