Ask Everyone You Know 

Make a list, check it twice. Sit down with a pen and a piece of paper, and write down the names of everyone you know, and all the groups you're connected to. You'll be surprised at the length of your list. Prioritize who to contact first.  Use this list to help. And an added bonus … reconnecting with so many long-lost friends! 

How about asking friends from...

Elementary school, high school, college, or grad school
work (and not just your current job)
health club, cycling club, spin class, yoga, skiing, climbing
Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary club
church or synagogue
parents' friends
parents of your kids' friends
your community garden
book club

Or maybe:

Your doctor, veterinarian, therapist, dentist, chiropractor, hairdresser, accountant, car or bike mechanic, neighbors
Family, including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, children, in-laws, godparents...

Broadcast it wide

Contact your local radio station, newspaper, and other publications to see if they'll write a story about your efforts.

Use social media

Update your Facebook status or Tweet when you register your fundraising event and reach certain fundraising milestones. Share your experience of getting ready for your event.  Social networking pages allow you to make the soft ask. Your friends and followers will be excited by your courage and new adventure, and many will be inspired to donate and share news of your event with others.
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