Hello. I'm G.Robin Smith.
Welcome to my "goBENgo" information page.
This is kind of a 'one-stop-shopping' page for the many things I am doing. It's now 03/31/09 and new things are a poppin'
Five Rivers Fundraising (www.FiveRiversFundraising.org)Fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - and YOUR favorite non-profit;
My Chautauqua (first-person historical presentation) of
Benjamin Franklin - Live! & Inperson-ated
and music with the Celtic influenced "Trilsean"
If you are looking for information on upcoming performances and presentations, go Here
If you are looking for the "Presidential Campaign" of Ben Franklin - really, the campaign is to get people to look at Ben's Ideas and Ideals. As the signs say "Bring Back Ben! Benjamin Franklin for President. If not the man, then his ideas". Google "Ben Franklin Principles" or "Ben Franklin Papers" and go to town:-)
If you are here for fundraising links, donation opportunities, etc. Read on and enjoy.
My mentor and guide on the road to Chautauqua presentations is the godfather of the modern Chautauqua Movement, Clay Jenkinson. He comes to Seattle often. I recommend you see one of his shows as well as my own. (http://www.jeffersonhour.org/)
For video of one of my presentations, go to:
Thanks for browsing.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
I bet you know someone with Cancer -
I believe that we can make a difference. I ask you to join me and make a difference.
Look below for links to various sites that show you what things have been done.
But you might start here
SOFII (Showcase of Fundraising Innovation & Inspiration - begun by international fundraising guru Ken Burnett) is featuring my Benjamin Franklin program as an example of creative programming for non-profits.
See also The Ben Franklin Website (including a PDF of our brochure) Benjamin Franklin-Innovative American. Contact me for information. (email at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
So far, our friends have generously supported my wife and my campaigns and over $30,000 for the LLS has been raised ($10,000+ from the members of the Society for Creative Anachronism alone.)
Here is a picture of what the SCA Logo looked like the last event (at $1,250.00) Now, at over $10,000 from the SCA, the Logo and Name of the SCA was featured on jerseys, advertising, fliers, etc. It's now 2009 and we have begun a $15,000 campaign for the fall. We are over $2,500 there already.
To see a slideshow of "Ben Franklin - Innovative American" in performance, go to
For future performance dates, go to http://ben-franklin-upcoming.blogspot.com/
What's 7,700 Steps Look Like?
Ben Franklin Stepped Up on his 302nd Birthday. On January 17, 2008, Ben Franklin spent two hours climbing up (and down) a total of 7,700 steps to raise funds and awareness for the LLS. Video by Maks Goldenshteyn of the UW Student Newspaper "The Daily".
Here is a another link to a UW Story about my work as Ben.
Look for the 4th item
FS Newsletter - August issue
For opportunities to join our efforts as a participant or supporter:
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