The People’s United Community Foundation Conducts a Free Strategic Planning Workshop

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The People’s United Community Foundation Conducts a Free Strategic Planning Workshop

Guest speakers included Hartford Hospital’s Vice President of Philanthropy, Carol Garlick, CFRE; Director of Major Gifts, Susan Dana; and Director of Principal Gifts, Sally Welsman, JD.

Guest speakers included Hartford Hospital’s Vice President of Philanthropy, Carol Garlick, CFRE; Director of Major Gifts, Susan Dana; and Director of Principal Gifts, Sally Welsman, JD.

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, conducted a free nonprofit workshop for its grant recipients at People’s United Bank headquarters in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The People’s United Community Foundation Nonprofit Workshop – created for CEO’s, Executive Directors, Board Chairs and Development Officers – focused on building successful campaign committees and strategic planning. During the morning session, presented by Hartford Hospital, attendees learned best practices for managing successful capital campaigns, how to reach top prospects and close transformational gifts by maximizing the potential of a dynamic volunteer committee.

The afternoon session, presented by Jack Good, Vice President of Community Service at People’s United Bank, reviewed approaches to effective strategic planning. Good provided an inside look at the planning process at various starting points, discussed the benefits of using an outside consultant and examined best practices.

Jack Good, Vice President of Community Service at People’s United Bank, Danvers, Massachusetts, discusses the importance of integrated planning when developing a strategic plan.

Jack Good, Vice President of Community Service at People’s United Bank, Danvers, Massachusetts, discusses the importance of integrated planning when developing a strategic plan.

A total of 30 representatives from Connecticut and New York nonprofit organizations attended the event.

“We are so fortunate to have an in-house expert like Jack Good and we are grateful for community partners such as Hartford Hospital, who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise for the greater good of the nonprofit community,” stated Karen Galbo, Director of People’s United Community Foundation. “People’s United Community Foundation understands the challenges that nonprofits face and are pleased to provide these learning opportunities to our grantees to help them thrive.”

Congratulations People’s United Bank!