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Coming up with article ideas for your nonprofit's newsletter is easy if you plan ahead, using an editorial calendar. An editorial calendar is a simple grid that helps you plan what you'll write about, when you'll write it, and where you'll publish it. Download a sample editorial calendar. Every month of the year includes holidays…
The date on your annual report should refer to the time period that the text covers.
We are often asked for annual report templates or sample annual reports. If you are looking for a new annual report design or format, we recommend that you look at what others are doing to get some ideas.
Lists of donors, board members, and sometimes staff are usually included on the annual report's final pages. Below are answers to five frequently asked questions about these lists.
Bluntly speaking, most annual report executive messages are dreadfully boring or irrelevant. On the other hand, the best executive messages are more like summaries of the annual report.
Do We Need a Theme?
Many nonprofits organize their annual reports to reflect the set up of the organization. If three different programs were implemented last year, your annual report would need to include three sections describing those programs. Though that is one of the easiest ways to structure an annual report, it's not one of the most compelling methods of telling your story.
This will be our first annual report. Where should we start?
Writing an annual report can feel overwhelming and daunting, especially for first-timers. Perhaps that’s why you haven’t written one in the past.
Writing an annual report for your nonprofit organization is a great idea. Annual reports can help in many ways.