How to Write an Awesome Annual Report- a Step-By-Step Guide (Recording)

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Heather Stombaugh
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points


Top Rated

90% of Attendees Rated This Weninar Recording as Great to Excellent!

Too often, we publish annual reports that are too long, too full of data people don’t want or need, and not focused enough on how giving impacts mission or people and communities served. Donors, volunteers, grant makers, and other key stakeholders want to know the results of your work, but they also want to know that their investments make meaningful change in real people’s lives. During this webinar recording, we will show you how to craft an annual report that will inspire and engage your donors.
In this 90-minute webinar recording, you’ll learn:

  • What an annual report is supposed to do (vs. what many organizations use it for)
  • Sections you should include in an inspiring annual report
  • How to incorporate meaningful results
  • How to tell a story through your annual report
  • Publication options beyond print - social media, website, digital books

This Webinar Recording is Perfect for You, If…

  • You’re tired of writing a 15-page+ annual report every year.
  • Your donors don’t read your annual report.
  • You need to make your annual report more appealing to current and potential donors.
  • You want an update about best practices in annual reporting.

 This Webinar Recording Includes the Following Supporting Material

  1. Annual report samples in multiple formats
  2. Recommended annual report content outline
  3. A written annual reports do's and don'ts checklist
  4. The webinar recording and slides

What Attendees Said about This Webinar Recording:

Great examples, tips, and tricks for putting together an Annual Report.  The downloadable files are very helpful. The presenter was clear, and concise with the information.”

Julie McFarland, Anchorage Senior Activity Center

“The sample templates and various "real company" annual reports provided great visuals and showcased the different options for reporting.  I feel more confident after looking at those because of Heather's recommendation (there's so much on the internet). I appreciated Heather's knowledge, diverse experiences with nonprofits and willingness to answer questions.  So many great ideas ... with a clear outline of where to go from here for this first-time Executive Director. Thank you!“

Kay Clark, Southwestern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation

“A lot of information was presented in a very easy to follow format.  Having access to the materials after the webinar to guide our own work is a great asset.”

Phyllis O’Connor, Canadian Mental Health Association

“This webinar was incredibly helpful, not only in terms of what should and should not go in an annual report, but in regards to how it can become a more appealing form of marketing and fundraising.”

Rachel Tarantino, Ravenswood Family Health Center

“Heather, the presenter, organized the webinar material in an easy-to-follow manner, allowed for participation, and provided multiple examples on her topic so that we could choose what works best for us. The webinar was a great learning experience and I am so glad to have attended!”

Sarah Gaffney, Presidio Hill School

“Carefully reviewing examples of non profit annual reports was super helpful to me to start visualizing what mine will look like!”

Sadie Bliss, Maine Crafts Association

“Heather was wonderful! I was interested in best practices, and she was very knowledgeable and gave great, personal examples from her work.”

Sarah Siddons, Children’s Law Center

“Gave me the incentive to start writing my annual report!”

Christina Marino, Seamen’s Society

“I learned some great tips, techniques and best practices to allow me to finally create an Annual Report.”

Elizabeth Hart, Tailored for Success

“Our organization does not currently have an annual report, so the information I learned from this webinar will be extremely helpful once we begin to create our report from scratch!”

Jean Plotkin 

About Your Presenter:

Presented by Nonprofit Data Guru Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC. Heather has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, programming, marketing, and fundraising. She is the founder and principal consultant of JustWrite Solutions, LLC a national nonprofit consulting firm based in Ohio. Heather practices and teaches integrated fundraising and nonprofit management by measurement. She provides technical assistance to nonprofits of all sizes across the country who seek to gain a competitive advantage in fundraising and grants through evidence-based practices, such as needs assessment, meaningful measurement, evaluation, clinical research, and Social Return on Investment. While personally raising more than $67M in grants and donations for her nonprofit clients, Heather is also a published author, a peer-reviewer, a state/federal grant reviewer, a local/national presenter, a volunteer, a mentor, farmer, a wife, and a mother.





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