How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report: The E-Book [Updated December, 2013]
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Table of Contents
Nonprofit Annual Report Basics
- Why Your Nonprofit Needs an Annual Report
- What Donors are Really Looking For
- The Differences Between Corporate and Nonprofit Annual Reports
- Writing a Report That Will Get Read
- Traditional Annual Reports v. New & Improved Approaches
- Two Decisions to Make Before You Start
The Five Essential Elements
- Accomplishments, Not Activities
- Real People Telling the Story
- The Financials -- Includes five sample formats.
- Ample Thanks
- A Call to Action
- What to Leave Out
New and Improved Annual Report Formats
- Online Annual Reports
- Two-Page and Four-Page Print Annual Reports -- Includes two sample layouts.
- Oversized Postcard
- Annual Report Mini-Site
Producing a Traditional Annual Report
- Common Sections of a Traditional Annual Report
- The Process of Creating a Traditional Annual Report
- Developing a Theme for Your Report -- Includes 19 possible themes you can use.
- Use Your Theme to Help You Tell Your Story
- Pulling Together Your Lists
- Back To the Beginning: Writing Your Executive Message
- Executive Message Recipes - Includes five sample letters.
- Designing and Printing Your Annual Report
Frequently Asked Questions
What To Do After You’ve Published Your Report
- Measuring Its Effectiveness
- Preparing for Next Year
A Quick Review of What Not to Do: 10 Annual Report Mistakes Nonprofits Make
Additional Examples and Resources
"How to Write a Nonprofit Annual Report" answers all of these questions and more:
- Do we really need an annual report?
- What are the basic steps in creating an annual report?
- Who in the office should write it?
- How do I write each section?
- What should it look like?
- How long should it be?
- What kinds of photo and graphics should we use?
- Can we do it online or do we have to print it?
- When should we release the report?
- Is it OK to do an annual report every other year?
- Who should get a copy?
- Should we put it on our website and how?
- Does the report need to be fancy and printed in full color?
- How do we talk about bad news?
- How do we know if our annual report worked for us?
- What can we do now to prepare for next year's annual report?
- What are the most common mistakes nonprofits make with their annual reports?
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