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Please join us for the

April Members Luncheon

April 13, 2015 | 11:30 - 1:00

Please Note Our New Location! Our Luncheons Have Moved!

Our luncheons will now be held at the Fort Worth Club in Beautiful Downtown Forth Worth! Please see the details below:

The Fort Worth Club
12th Floor - Trinity Ballroom
306 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

*Parking Information: You will be given a discount on the 
General Club Garage Parking Rates
 if you bring your parking garage ticket to the luncheon registration desk to get stamped. This stamp will reduce your parking fee to $3.00 per vehicle! 

There is additional parking available at The Fort Worth Club "P1" Off-Site Parking Lot, located on the corner of 6th Street and Lamar Street. In the event that there is not an attendant at the P1 lot, the "code" that you would need to enter would be #139, this will give you the $3.00 per vehicle discount.    

Program Topic: 10 Steps to Transitioning from Major Event Fundraising to Mission-oriented Campaign Fundraising
 Are your major fundraising events losing steam?  Are your most loyal donors/sponsors/attendees asking for something different?  Would you like to raise more money while drastically reducing those fundraising event expenses? Does your organization need to refocus attention to your important mission in our community? If so, please join us to learn ten steps to transitioning from major event fundraising to mission-oriented campaign fundraising. 

 Presented By:  Lerii F. Smith, CFRE 

About the Presenter: Lerii F. Smith, CFRE 

Lerii F. Smith, CFRE, Founder and President of Project Partners has dedicated her 32-year career to advancing community causes. She has designed and developed fundraising programs resulting in millions of dollars of cash and in-kind donations of products, services and media. She has facilitated the work of more than 250 volunteer task forces, committees and boards of directors, and managed more than 1000 events. Lerii has built scores of new community programs, and communicated and coordinated directly with hundreds of internal and external audiences. With a twenty-year track record of fundraising and community engagement success, her consulting and project management firm, Project Partners, has served more than 50 distinguished organizations to date, the majority of which return to Project Partners for multiple years and/or for multiple projects.

Prior to forming Project Partners in 1995, Lerii worked for the Fort Worth Chamber, the American Heart Association and the Texas Cooperative Extension Service. Her award-winning work, now spanning three decades, provides insights and expertise simply not found elsewhere.

Lerii is a 1983 honors graduate of Texas Tech University’s College of Human Sciences, and was named a Distinguished Alumna of that college in 2006. Lerii currently consults, speaks, writes and directs a talented, committed team of professionals providing personable, dependable, results-oriented consulting and project management services for public, private, and nonprofit organizations who make a difference in our community.

Lerii and her husband of 29 years, Steve, have two children, ages 21 and 24. She volunteers for her church, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, and numerous other nonprofit and educational boards and committees


Nominations Are Now Open for the 2015 Fort Worth AFP National Philanthropy Day!


Important Dates

04/13/15: April Members Luncheon

05/11/15: May Members Luncheon

06/12/15: DFW Philanthropy Conference

07/13/15: July Members Luncheon

08/10/15: August Members Luncheon

09/14/15: September Members Luncheon

10/12/15: October Members Luncheon

11/10/15: Fort Worth AFP National Philanthropy Day, Cendera Center

12/14/15: Holiday Members Luncheon
2015 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
Are you looking for a high quality, low cost, convenient fund raising educational source?

Once again, your chapter is offering select offerings from the AFP 2015 Webinars in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management West. 

Sessions are available at $10 for AFP members, $15 for non-members. 
Dates and subjects appear below.  

Center for Non Profit Management West 2701 W. Berry Street, Fort Worth

11:30 a.m.—Networking
12:00 noon -1:30 p.m.—AFP Webinar and Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, April 14th 
Fundraising on a Shoestring (Fundraising for Those with No Time to Fundraise) Alice Ferris, ACFRE & James Anderson

Wednesday, May 20th
Engaging Your Board in Fundraising for the Small Shop Sandy Rees, CFRE

Wednesday, September 16th
In It for the Long Haul: How Donor Retention and Major Gifts Can Transform Your Nonprofit James Greenhoe, CFRE  

Register?  Questions? Contact Linda McMillan at mcmillan@cnmconnect.org


AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter - P O Box 211 Fort Worth, Texas 76101