Ellen Jones, Chair of the United Way NE Steering Committee served as emcee for this report-out event at the Hurst Conference Center. While education and health care remain top priorities for our community, as evidenced by UNTHSC’s community assessment results, transportation was the key focus of this year’s Community Report. Fred Schmidt - TCC Northeast Campus, Oscar Trevino - Mayor of the City of North Richland Hills and Glenn Isbell - Bell, served on the panel to speak to “Innovations in Transportation”. We are grateful for United Way (a client and collaborator) who serves Northeast Tarrant County and beyond.
Following organizational development and strategic planning during our first nine months of work together, the Birdville ISD Education Foundation board renewed an agreement with Project Partners for their 2018-2019 fiscal year. Our work together will support the Birdville ISD Education Foundation’s mission to enhance innovative learning and support the educational excellence of Birdville ISD and will include consulting and project management services in the areas of nonprofit administration/strategic planning, community relations and communications, fundraising, events management, program development, and board and committee engagement.
A fun crowd of 500 nonprofits and cause champions attended the Tarrant County Philanthro-PARTY produced by the North Texas Community Foundation, with the help of Project Partners. The event, a kick-off to North Texas Giving Day, took place in Fort Worth at our host site, Shipping & Receiving, and featured entertainment by renowned singer-songwriter Hayes Carll. Every guest, greeted by WORTH volunteers, also enjoyed a free burger meal, compliments of the In-N-Out® Cookout Trailer, Alchemy Pops (who generously provided the first 150 for free as well as donated 20% of the evening’s proceeds) and social media awareness via Cloud Booth Fort Worth. North Texas Giving Day, powered by Communities Foundation of Texas, is an online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about.
Cassata Catholic High School has once again called on Project Partners; this time for consulting, copywriting, editing, designing, developing, and maintenance of their new website. This website refresh further supplements the comprehensive fund development consulting and hands-on project management our team has been providing to this historic Fort Worth school for almost three years.
After facilitating several strategic planning work sessions where very committed Executive Committee members of the Birdville ISD Education Foundation affirmed their mission and an assertive program of work to achieve that mission, we helped develop a new strategic plan for the organization. That same Executive Committee met today in a two-hour budget workshop to assure a proposed budget that would then support this new direction and program of work. Kudos to this hard-working group of volunteers dedicated to the success of the Birdville ISD students and staff.