Donors expect results, plain and simple. They want to know that the time and money they share with you is used for good -- to change the world in ways that are consistent with their own values. Reporting back to donors isn't something you should do once a year with an annual report. While annual…
I presented a webinar called "The New and Improved Nonprofit Annual Report" three times in 2011, where I urged nonprofits to stop producing long, printed annual reports and to look at shorter, more readable and viewable, alternatives. I asked the same two poll questions each time: at the beginning of the webinar I asked what…
See these posts from Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog:
Five Tips for Writing a Four-Page Annual Report
Video Annual Reports: Tips for Nonprofit Who Want to Try It
A Nonprofit Annual Report on a Postcard
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.
You'll find lots of samples here:
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