AUGUSTA — Big Money for Small Groups, a full-day workshop on fundraising geared toward smaller nonprofit organizations, is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Randall Student Center at the University of Maine in Augusta.

Andy Robinson, the author of six books on fundraising and organizational development strategies, is based in Vermont and travels the country helping small, grassroots groups to develop financial stability and to grow their programs, according to a news release from Sass Linneken, program coordinator or Resources for Organizing and Social Change.

“We’re thrilled to have Andy coming to Maine to help our grassroots community and our state,” Linneken said in the release. “His workshops are lively and interactive, and will help groups to engage more donors and raise more money.”

Cost for the workshop, with lunch provided, is on a sliding scale from $25 to $125, depending on the budget of the organization or income of the individual attending. The workshop is co-sponsored by three foundations, Maine Initiatives, Eleanor Humes Haney Foundation, and the Quimby Family Foundation.

Topics for the workshop will include Redefining Fundraising, Building a Diverse Funding Base, The Ask, Alternate Fundraising Strategies, and Engaging Board Members and Volunteers.

To register for the workshop or for more information, contact at Larry Dansinger 262-3706 or [email protected], or visit

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