Visioning Workshops Presented by the Franklin Legacy Fund
The Franklin Legacy Fund offers Visioning Workshops free of cost to help qualifying organizations bring to fruition the dreams they have to make the world a better place. Visioning is an essential first step in launching any new venture -- the process of taking an idea out of the realm of imagination and beginning to make it concrete.
The Franklin Legacy Fund team trained in this process at Zingtrain, the educational arm of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Mich., a community of 10 unique businesses, with 700 employees and a projected 60 million dollars in annual revenue. Zingerman’s, which has been featured on the front page of the New York Times for its unique management approach, has been called “the coolest small company in America,” by Inc. Magazine.
Its co-founder, Ari Weinzweig , describes the process this way:
A vision is the actual destination. It’s a vivid description of what “success” looks and feels like for us—what we are able to achieve, and the effect it has on our staff. The results of practicing visioning for many years have been remarkable on both a professional and personal level. It’s helped us create a success that may not have been possible without the vision.
In two three-hour sessions, the Legacy Fund will guide the board and key staff to capture their thoughts, ideas and dreams on paper so they are equipped with something tangible to help guide their next steps, from creating a strategic plan to attracting funders.
For further information on Zingtrain’s Visioning program: Zingtrain Visioning Link
"Thank you for allowing me to participate in the SpectorDance visioning workshop this weekend.
I think the process is well-designed and excellent, and the guidance and support from all three of the S's (Susie, Sandra & Susan) was terrific, and far-reaching at many levels.
I have shared my vision thoughts with Fran via email. I hope the SpectorDance board members are able to use the tools effectively to empower forward movement of the organization."
- Bill Roden
Restorative Justice Partners
Held in January
PAST PARTICIPANT ORGANIZATIONS
Action Council Affiliate Non Profits
Action Council Board & Staff
September 20 & 24, 2016
Kernes Adaptive Pool
June 28 & November 18, 2015
April 30 & July 28, 2015
January 30, 2015
Community Foundation Affiliate Non-Profits
March 2 & 10, 2015
YWCA, Sun Street Centers, Kerns Pool, Action Council, Community Foundation, Power Over Parkinson’s, Friends of Rippling River, Community Builders, Coalition To End Human Trafficking in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, Salinas Urban Arts, SpectorDance, CSUMB