FORT WORTH SISTER CITIES
COORDINATION OF THE MAYOR’S INTERNATIONAL DINNER
Working with the Sister Cities executive director and staffing team, Project Partners ensured the success of this high profile event by providing services including coordination of the host and sponsor committee activities, sponsorship development, budget oversight, logistics, collateral development, agenda/program development, and event-day management. In 2010, Project Partners helped concept, develop, and execute "Dancing With the Sister Cities Stars", hosted by Mayor Mike and Rosie Moncrief and chaired by Mark Nurdin of Bank of Texas. The 500 in attendance celebrated Sister Cities' mission to advance peace through lasting relationships and international understanding, while cheering on forty community leaders participating in the dancing contest, vying for votes via contributions to the Sister Cities program. The project topped the $200,000 goal.
CONSULTING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT - MISSION, MESSAGING AND FUNDRAISING
Project Partners worked with staff and volunteers to understand the landscape of the community around the FWSCI cause, mission and vision. Reviewed research to date, conducted personal interviews with fifteen key stakeholders, and used our “Infrastructure for Fundraising and Community Engagement Success” assessment tool to understand the opportunities at hand. Developed and delivered a detailed recommendations report regarding mission and messaging, fundraising, and staffing. Followed that with Executive Committee meeting and Board Retreat facilitation, then consulting and project management for inaugural Members Circle year. Results included an improved community profile, more than 500 outreaches and $300,000, including $38,000 from Sustainers.