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Step 1: Always keep a list of contacts. You'll want names, email addresses and how you know these people. Knowing how you know someone will help you determine whether they are a good contact for your current fundraising project, or not.
Step 2: Start contacting those you know the best first, then branch out from there. Ask each person you speak to if they know anyone who would be interested in getting involved.
BONUS: If you're really stuck and honestly feel you don't know that many people, take a small notepad and for one week list everywhere you go and if you see someone you know or do business with and talk too. These people and businesses (your bank, your dry cleaner, restaurants you eat at frequently, the coffee shop, Wal-Mart) give you a great place to start recruiting volunteers/donations!