When it comes to fundraising, I often hope for a miracle.
There is a problem, however, when I I hope for a miracle because I'm lazy. This isn't crazy profound, but the harder I work, the more results I see. It's almost like you reap what you sow.
I've found that the more people I ask, the more people give. If I personally ask 10 people to give, 1 or 2 usually give. So, If I ask 100 people, probably 10 to 20 will give.
That's one of the reasons I've created a list of almost 1000 people--it makes our chances of success way higher.