How This Nonprofit Got More Out of Their Annual Report [Infographic]
Jul10

How This Nonprofit Got More Out of Their Annual Report [Infographic]

Here’s yet another great example of how remaking your tired old traditional annual report into something more modern can reap great rewards . . . Paula Watson-Lakamp, Communications Manager at Poudre River Public Library District, shared how they pared down their 32-page (!!) annual report into an infographic that created more member engagement, especially on social media. They were able to go from 32 pages to this: Then, as...

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Another 4-Page Annual Report Success Story
Jun25

Another 4-Page Annual Report Success Story

I have been preaching alternative annual report formats for quite a while now, but I know a lot of you are still either too nervous to make a change or can’t get approval from above. If you are in that situation, you should try a 4-page annual report first before moving to infographics, postcards or video.  A 4-page report still gives you the basic layout of a longer report, but isn’t as scary sounding as...

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How This Nonprofit Created a “Game-Changing” Annual Report Infographic
May06

How This Nonprofit Created a “Game-Changing” Annual Report Infographic

I am loving that so many of you are experimenting with different ways to publish your annual report – and then sharing your stories with us! Matt Higgs of GreenUP in Canada tells us how they decided to do things differently for their 2013 annual report and how they came up with an awesome infographic the community loved. ~Kivi  Guest Post by Matt Higgs of GreenUP The beginning of a new year is a time welcomed for many. It’s a...

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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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