James Cheng, one of our board members, is well known for his karaoke talents at #NEDRAafterdark, but did you know he is also a talented lyrical parodist? It's true! Here, for your entertainment, is his take on Les Mis--from the prospect development perspective!
One Day More (‘Til NEDRAcon)
by James Cheng
One day more
Another link, another charity
This never-ending road to capacity
Prospects who seem to own a dime
Will surely be worth all my time
I did not rate until today
How do I go on rating smarter?
[New Researcher & Gift Officer]
Tomorrow you’ll be miles away
In hopes to steward some gifts much larger
[Fundraising Data Scientist]
One more day on OLS
Will they contact us again?
One more variance not sharing
All these profiles should be used
What these model scores will show
We’ve got donors to renew
New prospects are really there
One more ‘folio to form
Dare I ask where prospects go?
To the GO’s who should see them
Shall I merge these records here?
Call before cold prospects form
Would my GO really dare?
Will you rank this list with me?
The time is now, NEDRA is here!
[Hawkish Regulatory Legislator]
One more over regulation
Cutting insights in the bud
Send back data scraping new toys
To the time before The Flood
[Outgoing NEDRA Board Members]
Years we’ve run amuck
Many conference calls
We’ve had so much luck
It’s time to pass the ball
New Board here’s a tip
Laugh out loud a bunch
Work hard but play as well
We will miss you much!
[New & Returning NEDRA Board Members for 2018-2019]
[New:] One day to a new beginning
[Returning:] Help raise campaign totals high
[New:] Presentations worth presenting
[Returning:] Presentations worth presenting
[New:] Major prospects worth the waiting
[Returning:] Don’t forget the planned gift ones
Do you karaoke sing?
#NEDRAcon’s here, I go with you
Collaborated much today
One more model or make scones
Why wait to get the contacts started?
[Hawkish Regulatory Legislator (overlapping)]
We will redact down to zeros
All the websites that they go
We will keep wealth knowledge secret
So that no one will ever know
Gifts predicted will be known
We’re so glad we collaborated
[Outgoing NEDRA Board Members (overlapping)]
But now we will have bootcamp day
FDSS is the same day
Tomorrow we’ll discover
What the NEDRA conf’rence has in store
One more dawn
One more day
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