Nonprofit Annual Report in an Infographic [Real-World Example]
Apr10

Nonprofit Annual Report in an Infographic [Real-World Example]

Annual reports don’t have to be long, boring documents with pages and pages of financial statements that no one wants to read (even if they did understand all the accounting jargon!). Your annual report should be a celebration of what your donors have helped you do. I have been pushing alternative formats for annual reports for years now, and am always excited when nonprofits share how they have mixed things up! ~Kivi Guest Post...

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Postcard Annual Report – Great Example of How It Can Work
Mar27

Postcard Annual Report – Great Example of How It Can Work

It’s been several years now since I first suggested in my nonprofit annual reports webinars that a postcard was the perfect format for many a nonprofit annual report. I’m so excited to see the idea taking hold, and love hearing stories like this one from today’s guest blogger, Tim Smith, who volunteers his communications and design skills with Literacy Volunteers of Bangor.  (Yes, he did their rebranding and annual...

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Reinventing the Nonprofit Annual Report [Transcript]
Feb11

Reinventing the Nonprofit Annual Report [Transcript]

Earlier this afternoon, I participated in a live chat hosted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy on reinventing the nonprofit annual report, along with Tamara Hudgins of Girlstart and Rachel Lichtman of The Trevor Project. Here are a few of the questions we answered . . . Why do you think annual reports are so stiff and stodgy? I am curious if there are hard and fast rules for digital vs. print? What kind of information are you including...

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Stop Using Mr. and Mrs. in Annual Report Donor Lists
Jan21

Stop Using Mr. and Mrs. in Annual Report Donor Lists

It’s that time of year again: annual report season. That can also mean donor list season, full of all the headaches that come with compiling it. And if something is giving you a headache, that means we are getting questions about it here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. I am not a fan of using Mr. and Mrs. in donor lists, a la Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. Poor Jane gets completely lost. I’ve written about why before: Donor List...

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New and Improved Annual Reports: From Two–Pagers and Postcards to Videos and Infographics
Jan06

New and Improved Annual Reports: From Two–Pagers and Postcards to Videos and Infographics

I contributed the following article to the December issue of NTEN’s CHANGE online magazine, which is a wonderful, free resource for nonprofit executives. I highly recommend you subscribe, and reserve an hour to go through it once a quarter when it comes out. It’s always full of great content. ~ Kivi What’s the most loathed document nonprofit communicators are asked to produce? The annual report, without a doubt. Think...

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Nonprofit Annual Reports on YouTube and Pinterest
Dec09

Nonprofit Annual Reports on YouTube and Pinterest

I’m updating my lists of examples of nonprofit annual report infographics and video annual reports as I prepare to teach a new webinar next week at CharityHowTo:  Advanced Annual Reports: Video Annual Reports and Infographics to Share Your Results with Donors. I’ll keep adding to the list as more come out in the next few weeks and months, but I want to share the links with you now, in case you want to follow them:  ...

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