Learn the ABC’s of fundraising — for free, April 16

One of the keys to successful fundraising for any non-profit organizations lies is  “cultivating relationships”, according to Bob Swartzberg. And he ought to know.

Over the course of a 20-plus year career, Swartzberg assisted numerous non-profits in raising substantial donations as a certified fundraising executive, including 9 1/2 years with the UW Friday Harbor Labs before retiring from the marine research institution several years ago.

Now, as part of a 2-part workshop, hosted by San Juan Island Library, Swartzberg will be giving much of that knowledge away for free. Sponsored by Friends of San Juan Island Library, as part of its “brown-bag lunch series”, the two-hour workshops are Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 23, same time, at San Juan Island Library.

The workshops are offered in two parts, with information provided in sequence, Part A and Part B. Space is limited, with maximum enrollment of 30 participants. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 378-2798, or visit www.sjilb.org.