Writing an annual report for your nonprofit organization is a great idea. Annual reports can help in many ways. They can

  • communicate not just your activities, but your accomplishments during the past year;
  • convince existing supporters that their funds are being well spent and help you raise money by attracting new donors;
  • educate community leaders and influential decisionmakers about your work on important issues;
  • recognize special people including donors and volunteers; and
  • serve as a historical record of your progress.