Before you and your teammates send your letter and/or email, you need to determine who to send it to.  Remember, the larger your list, the larger your result.

For every 4 to 5 contacts you make, you will get ONE response.

Start by gathering names for your list from:

  • Address book, email address book
  • Phone contact list
  • Holiday card list
  • Social networking sites (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn)

Think about the people you see every day:

  • People in your office
  • Parents on your children’s sports teams
  • School classmates
  • Family members
  • School contacts
  • Business contacts
  • Doctors or therapists
  • People at your place of worship

What about the people from your past?

  • Former classmates, teammates and roommates
  • Former neighbors and coworkers
  • Former teachers
  • Members of your fraternal and alumni organizations

Consider contacting the businesses you frequent, including:

  • Grocery
  • Dry cleaner
  • Favorite restaurant
  • Veterinarian
  • Local coffee shop