Classes & Workshops
The Franklin Legacy Fund offers coaching and workshops designed to give non-profits tools that will strengthen their organizations and help them thrive and flourish.
Vision of Greatness Workshop
Our visioning workshop guides participants through the process of writing a clear and detailed description of where they want their organization to be at a specific point in the future. Not be confused with a mission statement or a strategic plan, a vision is where the constraints are taken off and the imagination and emotions engaged to create a clear and positive picture of the great things the non-profit hopes to achieve in the future. A clearly defined vision becomes the blueprint that helps sustain motivation, keeps an organization on track and simplifies decision-making. Our workshop is modeled after the two-day program offered at Zingtrain, the educational arm of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, which was recently featured in an article in the New York Times.
Begging for Beginners
Begging for Beginners is a workshop for non-profit boards and volunteers designed to take the mystery and fear out of fund-raising. Participants develop a personal pitch that they can use to make friends, raise awareness and money for the cause they believe in. Using role-playing and humor, they learn the satisfaction of fulfilling their organization’s mission through their efforts. Creating and implementing the vision becomes the platform for successful fund-raising.
After completing these workshops, participants become eligible for an on-going co-mentoring group to maintain momentum and learn from one another’s experiences. The Franklin Legacy Fund is proud to co-sponsor these groups with the Community Foundation of Monterey County.
Class Handouts & Presentations For Download
We provide free downloads of many of our workshop presentations and handouts. Please contact us if you have questions about using these for your non-profit.
If you'd like to explore working with Franklin Legacy Fund, please email Susan Rosen at
Video of presentation of Begging For Beginners to the San Francisco branch of Dress For Success in October 2018.