Are you prepared to ask, to help others? You know more people than you realize. In order to reach your fundraising goal, you will need the support of others. Now is the time to reach out to your inner and outer circle of contacts. The comprehensive list below will assist you in reaching out to people you know. Stay open to the possibility that most people will want to support your efforts in raising funds for lymphoma.

This list of potential donors is easy to manage, use it to help you stay organized with your fundraising requests. Add additional contacts to your list.

Begin to contact people through a variety of communication formats: email, Twitter, Facebook, and by telephone. Do not be discouraged if people don’t respond immediately, you may need to contact them more than once. Stay open, you never know who has been touched by lymphoma or other forms of cancer; many have, and many are open to giving back. Keep in mind, you may need to make the request up to three times before receiving a response. Rarely do people send donations after one request, they get busy and often forget. Gentle reminders are helpful and often appreciated.

BUILD AND CONTACT YOUR DONOR NETWORK
Check off contacts as you send a request

Network Name Date request made
Alumni Associations    
Attorney    
Architect    
Bartender    
Bike Riding Group    
Book Club Members    
Business Suppliers/Vendors    
Car dealership    
Children’s Friends’ Parents    
Church Members    
Clients    
Colleagues    
Donation List – people you have supported in the past    
Employer    
Golf Partners    
Gym Members    
Hair Stylist /Colourist    
Holiday Card List    
Landlord    
Local Coffee Shop & Merchants    
Neighbours    
Parents’ Friends    
Printer    
Professional Associations    
Real Estate Agent/Firm    
Relatives    
Restaurateurs    
Running Group    
Service Organizations

Social Media Connections

   
Sports Teams    
Synagogue members    
Tennis Partners    
Volunteer Group    
Yoga Studio Owner/Teachers    
Other