Legacy Learning Lab

Legacy Learning Lab (L3) is a comprehensive plan to provide meaningful ongoing support to not-for-profit agencies serving Lake County. L3 will offer a number of capacity building opportunities throughout the year that will enable organizations to increase their ability to provide services and build their financial sustainability and professional governance.

Visit our Upcoming Events page to see new training and networking opportunities.

Recent Workshops

2021 Spring Grant Orientation Webinar

How to Host a Virtual Auction

Finding Partnership Potential with IFF

Ready Rating Training for Emergency Preparedness

How to Host a Virtual Event

Over the course of the year, Legacy will provide training sessions 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

Networking and Resource Exchange

Executive Director Coffee
Legacy will host networking events targeted specifically for agency executive directors to engage in a community of practice conversation. Topics may include issues related governance, human resources, leadership, fundraising, or communications.

Training Sessions

The training sessions will be facilitated by experienced endowment and planned giving consultants engaged by Legacy Foundation

Session Topics

The sessions will be focused upon three major areas: external relationships (development and marketing), internal systems / organizational structure and leadership. Topics covered will include:

  • Endowment building / Planned Giving overview – it’s not fund raising
  • Infrastructure for endowment building – Equipping your organization to build endowment
  • Long range / strategic planning
  • Board / Committee leadership – recruiting and engaging the Boards and Committees
  • Donor development and solicitation – Working with existing and identifying new donors
  • Tools and Resources for your success
  • Marketing


One of the most effective ways to help nonprofit staff and board members implement what they have learned after a training session is to provide follow up and technical assistance through coaching. The consultant can be a sounding board for ideas, review plans and materials, and guide the individuals in next steps.

Each organization will receive one individual coaching session between the training sessions. These are used to work directly with each organization and their leadership volunteers as they see fit. Also included is a one (1) hour peer group sessions between training sessions for staff to share successes and challenges. This is an open discussion that usually occurs right before or after the group session.