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 "How can we claim and even and do good if we are not substantially connected to the people around us?" asked Thurston at a Social Good Summit panel on Tuesday.



 Fundraising from Friends and Family The following is a guest post from Peter jaket korea Thomson, Co-Founder and CFO of ContractRoom .  Having just raised nearly $1,000,000 in an Angel Round for ContractRoom , a cloud-based, business-to-business (B2B), negotiation and contracting process automation software, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to ask friends and family for money.  Here are a few suggestions that worked for our fundraising efforts: 1. Remember, you are presenting an opportunity.  Asking for money from your close contacts is tough.  But, imagine how upset they will be if you don?t ask them, and your company becomes a huge success?  I, for one, know that many of my personal contacts would be really upset if I hadn?t at least presented the opportunity.  2. They can always say ?yes.?  A lot of times, people believe that when they ask someone for funding, the person they are talking to can simply say ?no?.  I look at it differently.  I like to think that we are giving people the chance to say ?yes.?  If you don?t ask, they will never have that opportunity.   3. Be prepared.  It is really important to do your homework, understand your product or offering, know the market needs, know your competition, know your numbers, and practice your pitch.  From business plan to investor deck (lots of resources give you guidance on these), having a solid, well-rehearsed presentation shows that you respect your potential audience?s time and money.



 You know it well ? the sinking feeling you experience when the photo you posted on Instagram receives less "likes" than you'd anticipated.

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