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The art of charity fundraisers

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I have gone out, I think, every night this week. This does not come naturally to me, all this mingling. I did it pretty well when I was 20, and it was the way to meet boys; now that I live with a boy and understand that they bring their laundry with them, I don't find the prospect nearly so exciting. But I go out because it is one of the ways to meet clients. My biggest failing as a Realtor, I think, is that I am not one of those work-the-room people. My mother is -- back in her prime she was a Clintonesque politician who had to meet and charm absolutely everybody. But I grew up being dragged to election picnics and Jefferson-Jackson day dinners and get-out-the-vote rallies and I think one of the charms of being an adult is having a quiet evening at home. Unfortunately, however, there are bills to be paid, and keeping my own company does not pay them. So periodically, in addition to whatever chumming I am doing electronically and with postcards, I find it necessary to get out and mee...