Why don't people invite others to my events?

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
July 6, 2009 10:58pm CST
One of the things I love about Facebook is that I can post upcoming fundraiser events and invite all my friends in one fell swoop. It's great! But what I don't get is that I've asked all my friends to invite their friends so that I get a bigger turnout and make more money for my cause, but no one will invite others... When you get an invitation to an event, do you turn around and invite others who you think would be interested?
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@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Hi. If I receive an invitation to an event that I know others will be interested in I will forward it to them as well. The hard part comes when the events are no where near where anyone I know or myself lives. There are many great events I'd love to attend and know my friends would love to attend but can't. I have forward invites to friends because I know they would like it only to have these friends ask me to not forward them anything unless it was close by and they would be able to go. They feel bad because they want to go but can't so they rather not know about it. :) Happy myLotting!!!!
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I know that can be a problem too, but with mine I have had a couple people who couldn't attend the fundraiser, but they did go to the website and donate. That helped out a lot!
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@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Hi. My friends will do that if it's a worthy cause to them and some already do that. They feel that they would be able to help more if they were in attendance. I hate to make them feel bad that they can't go. :) Happy myLotting!!
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• China
8 Jul 09
Maybe they just don't want you to be richer than they are,hahhah. If you give them some benifits, I think someone will help you. That's the nature selfishness of humanbeing!! It's nature and commen.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
8 Jul 09
It's all for charity, I don't benefit at all. And there will be plenty of free prizes and a few raffles also. I'm hoping to raise a lot of money for this cause.
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@casinocat (284)
• United States
7 Jul 09
If I'm invited to invite others, I would certainly do so, as long as I feel I have some friends who would enjoy the event. Also, I'd be more likely to invite a friend, because usually it's just a lot more fun to go with a buddy than to go alone. This is loosely related: I was recently invited to a meeting at work at which we will be discussing with architects, stakeholders, and interested parties, plans for a building addition. We were invited to invite others who might have an interest. Since one of my employees works in the building, I have invited her to attend with me.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
8 Jul 09
It is more fun to go with friends, you are right there!
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
8 Jul 09
If I've been asked to invite others I do. However if i havent been asked to...i dont. I also dont extend the invitation to an event if its a group event that I dont intend to go to and certain friends wouldnt know anyone there or feel comfortable there.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
10 Jul 09
If it was a personal thing, I would understand. But mine is at a public restaurant, anyone can come all day long and my charity will benefit from it. Also, my invite has a link to donate directly if you want, so people that can't go can still donate. I think people finally got the hint though and invited some of their friends.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
10 Jul 09
I'd let people know about it in that case!
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