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People’s United Community Foundation Hosts Nonprofit Workshop In Bridgeport

Jack Good, Vice President of Community Service at People’s United Bank, presents to Connecticut and New York nonprofit organizations during a free workshop hosted by People’s United Community Foundation
Jack Good, Vice President of Community Service at People’s United Bank, presents to Connecticut and New York nonprofit organizations during a free workshop hosted by People’s United Community Foundation Photo Credit: Contributed
Hartford Hospital’s Vice President of Philanthropy, Carol Garlick presents to Connecticut and New York nonprofit organizations during a free workshop hosted by People’s United Community Foundation at the People’s United Bank headquarters in Bridgepor
Hartford Hospital’s Vice President of Philanthropy, Carol Garlick presents to Connecticut and New York nonprofit organizations during a free workshop hosted by People’s United Community Foundation at the People’s United Bank headquarters in Bridgepor Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- 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.

The People’s United Community Foundation Nonprofit Workshop – created for CEOs, 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. 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 afternoon session, presented by Jack Good, Vice President of Community Service at People’s United Bank, Danvers, Mass., 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.

A total of 30 representatives from nonprofit organizations serving Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford, and New London counties in Connecticut, and Westchester County, N.Y., 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,” said 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.”

Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves.

People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of more than 400 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The funding priorities of the Foundation include affordable housing, community development, and youth development.

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