Legacy Learning Lab


Over the course of the year, Legacy will provide trainings that will be open to all Lake County agency staff persons and Boards of Directors. Professional consultants will present training sessions related to their field of expertise. The topics for those presentations which we found to be of most critical interest to the agencies are listed below:

  1. Grant Writing
  2. Board Governance
  3. Strategic Planning
  4. Endowment Building
  5. Fundraising


Fundraising for Small Nonprofits

March 7-8, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Legacy Foundation


Additional Resources for Nonprofit Organizational Training and Professional Development

AFP Indiana Northwest
Center for Congregations
Foundations of East Chicago
Indiana Youth Institute
Indiana University Northwest Center for Urban and Regional Excellence
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Lilly School of Philanthropy
Lake Area United Way
Purdue University Northwest
Serve Indiana
South Shore Leadership Center

It takes more than financial resources to create change. That’s why Legacy Foundation supports not-for-profit executive directors, development directors and other staff persons with training and workshops that position them to lead. Here are a few trainings from the Legacy Learning Lab that have built the capacity of our local leadership.

Endowment Building Workshop

The Endowment Building Workshop gave participants an understanding of how endowment building fits into an organization’s overall development. Trainer Suzanne Nunn, helped clarify how staff and volunteers can play a part and how to create a successful planned giving program.

Board Development Training

Andrea Proulx Buinicki of Giving Focus hosted the Quick and Easy Guide to Being and Having a GREAT Board Member. In this training session she led not-for-profit executive directors and board members through a process for developing an effective board orientation, understanding the difference between governance and management and getting the board involved in fundraising.

Grant Writing Workshop

We know that grant writing is a necessary part of funding nonprofit programs. In the workshop on grant writing, Ginger Rodriguez, helped participants understand the components of project budgets, how to submit a competitive grant proposal, how to manage grants.