How to Write Awesome Annual Reports: Connect, Appreciate, Inspire! (Recording)

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Megan Donahue
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points
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How to Write Awesome Annual Reports: Connect, Appreciate, Inspire! (Recording)

Your annual report doesn’t have to be a dry collection of data, it can inspire and excite your supporters about your work. An awesome annual report showcases your mission and highlights your accomplishments, but more than that, it shows your donors the impact they’re having in the world. 

Whether you’re tackling a digital or traditional printed report, it’s a tool for connection.  During this recorded webinar, Megan will show you how to write an annual report that your donors will love, and that you will not hate writing. 

During This Nonprofit Webinar Recording, You Will Learn:

  • Annual Report: What You Need to Include (And What You Don’t!)
  • How to Connect with Your Audience Through Storytelling and Impact Reporting
  • How to Find Stories for Your Annual Report
  • How to Show Gratitude: Beyond the Donor Honor Roll
  • How to Create a Meaningful Call to Action
  • How to Get It Done: Teams, Timelines, and Troubleshooting
  • How to Approach Graphics: Design, Designers, Infographics, and More
  • How to Keep Using Your Annual Report All Year

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Annual Report Content Planning Checklist
  2. Annual Report Audit Video
  3. Storytelling Interview Question List
  4. Annual Report Planning Roadmap
  5. The Nonprofit Story Finding Guide
  6. The Webinar Slides
  7. The Webinar Recording

About Your Topic Expert:

Megan is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. She is a nonprofit communications expert
  2. She’s taught writing and worked with nonprofits for 20 years
  3. She’s an annual report nerd
  4. She frequently writes about annual report strategy

When Megan Donahue wrote her first annual report content over a decade ago, it was love at first sight. Since then, she’s been a passionate advocate for annual reports as a powerful donor cultivation tool for organizations large and small. She’s written about annual report best practices for various outlets, and consults on nonprofit communications for small and mid-sized organizations. 

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar for Nonprofit Professionals:

“I've been working at nonprofits for many years and attended many webinars--this was by far one of the best.”

Elizabeth Grove, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

“This webinar is great. Whether you have written an annual report before or not, there is valuable information and materials and can be a great reminder of what to do and not do for your reports.”

Jenn Theis, LPKNC

“Starting an annual report felt daunting before this training. Now it feels like something I can accomplish. It helped me realize it doesn't have to be an elaborate process to still be impactful.”

Tori Henninger, Barren River Area Safe Space

“This webinar was super informative! I will be working on our annual report shortly, and this webinar has made me feel so much more comfortable about the whole process!”

Jill Mallett,  Calgary Youth Justice Society

“This webinar was great, very informative but also engaging and a laid-back tone that made it really comfortable for participants to ask questions.”

Jennifer Apple, RID

“Megan was lovely to listen to, she expresses true excitement and energy toward the topic at hand!”

John Perreault, Berkshire Humane Society

“I really liked the idea of making the report even shorter and not including the 'Donor Honor Roll'.. loved the Impact Report postcard idea and all the gratitude talk!”

Leah Wilson, GSCF

“This webinar provided ideas and resources which make me more confident in completing my first annual report”

Dana Yeary, Eskolta

“I appreciated the thoroughness of including troubleshooting issues and ways to overcome them. It was also nice that she included the designing step-by-step as it serves as a good reminder”

Yesenia Camacho, Coleman Advocates

“The information provided by the webinar slides alone was useful, but being able to ask questions to someone who clearly knows what they're talking about is what made this worth my money. Thanks, Megan!”

Caitlin Ginnaven, Little Tokyo Service Center.

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