Annual Report Makeover!

Wild Woman Fundraising

A big shout-out to Emma Gray, new Executive Director at Marathon Education Partners, who took a Graphic Design Webinar with me and Danielle Bardgette, and went right back to work on Monday and changed her entire annual report and made it better! Why is this annual report better?

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Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We really push for you to create a shorter, more visual nonprofit annual report here as opposed to long print reports. Shorter annual reports don’t take as many resources, can be shared more easily, and will be read more often. But whether you have an infographic, a video, a 4-page, or a 40-page annual report, there are five elements essential to a successful nonprofit annual report. Five Essential Elements for a Successful Nonprofit Annual Report 1.

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Before and After Annual Reports from our Annual Reports Masterclass

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering what an annual report that can get you donations looks like? Check out the annual reports below! “I took your annual report masterclass last year, and this year we got a big donation as a direct result of our 2016 annual report!

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8 Annual Reports We Love


Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it? Pathfinder International’s annual report combines colorful graphic design, individual stories, and gorgeous portraits. The Brookings Institution Annual Report is comprehensive.

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What an annual report review looks like

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you working on your annual report right now? Here’s an annual report review I did recently for a student in my annual report class. Here’s what I generally do with my annual report reviews. With this nonprofit annual report, here’s what I said.

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My 2018 Annual Report

Wild Woman Fundraising

This week, I bring you my 2018 annual report. Want to see my annual reports previous years? Annual Report 2017-Ideas I tried this year. Annual Report 2016. Annual Report 2015: All of the joys of 2015. Annual Report 2014: Thank you, yes YOU!

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My 2016 Annual Report

Wild Woman Fundraising

Maybe you know that I like to teach people about annual reports , but did you know I also like to make my OWN annual report, every year, and share it with you? If you’d like to read my annual report for 2016, just click here or the image below to download the PDF.

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Media Relations Without Reporters?!?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In addition to that “Earned Media” you get from chasing after reporters, you can also focus on your “Paid Media” like advertising and “Owned Media” which includes your website, newsletter, blogs, and any other content you publish. Generate unconventional media buzz to get reporters to come to you. The post Media Relations Without Reporters?!? If you are…. Tired of begging for media coverage. Wondering how to engage social media activists and citizen journalists.

Annual Report Resources Roundup!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you working on your annual report right now? I’ve written a few annual reports over the years- And I’ve edited a LOT more! I’ve taught the Annual Report Masterclass since 2015, and I’ve taught the Annual Report e-course since 2014.

Join us for the Annual Reports Masterclass

Wild Woman Fundraising

Does this describe last year’s annual report? And then you put it out as a pdf, instead of making it a real print annual report. I know what it’s like to make an annual report like that. So I got better at making annual reports.

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Rethinking Your Annual Report

Ann Green

What do you think of when you hear annual report? These are all negatives, but an annual report can be a positive experience for your donors and also doesn’t have to be something that’s going to stress you out when you put it together. Your annual report is for your donors.

7 Planning Steps for a Short Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the beautiful things about a short annual report (think 2-4 pager, infographic or video) is that you don’t have to spend nearly as much time creating the thing. Here are the steps I recommend you follow as you create your short annual report this year. Annual Reports

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How Long Should Your Nonprofit Annual Report Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the new questions we asked is: “Which format is your nonprofit most likely to use for its next annual report? Infographic annual report – 21%. 2-4 page print annual report – 17%. Postcard annual report – 2%. On December 4th and 6th, I’ll be teaching our two-part webinar series on Creating an Awesome 2018 Nonprofit Annual Report. The post How Long Should Your Nonprofit Annual Report Be? Annual Reports Trends

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How to Make Your Annual Report Better NOW

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you stuck with the task of making your annual report again? Your nonprofit annual report doesn’t have to be boring! When I first started making annual reports, I was an intern for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and I had NO idea what I was doing.

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Another 4-Page Annual Report Success Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I have been preaching alternative annual report formats for quite a while now, but I know a lot of you are still either too nervous to make a change or can’t get approval from above. My boss and I listened to your webinar on Annual Reports. Share your annual reports with us!

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Tracking Long-Term Donor Value: The Report You Shouldn't Miss in 2019


In a 2016 study conducted by EveryAction and Nonprofit Hub , nearly half of nonprofit professionals reported that they do not consistently utilize data as part of their decision-making process. Then read about one of our highlighted reports below! Long Term Donor Value Report.

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Your Nonprofit Annual Report – Shorter and Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And our next Accelerator will help you knock out a HUGE to-do on your list: Your Nonprofit Annual Report. During this four-week Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator coaching program with Kivi Leroux Miller, you’ll create a short annual report that’s ready to distribute in early 2018.

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How to make a successful YWCA Annual Report

Wild Woman Fundraising

YWCA Annual Report Success Strategies. Here’s an exclusive interview with YWCA Cincinnati annual report creator Nancy Spivey. Their annual report (combined with their appeal letter) made them over goal, which was over $449,000! Living Our Mission YWCA Annual Report Cover.

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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve officially released the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and infographic. We’ll be sharing more details from the report on the blog in the coming weeks, but wanted you to get access to the goods right away. It’s here!

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Creating a Short Annual Report for 2016 – Yes, You Can!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We just finished our free webinar on Go Short for Your 2016 Nonprofit Annual Report , and we’re excited about how many of the attendees are ready to take this step (and how many already have!). You CAN ditch the long report! Annual Reports

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What Reporters Really Want

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You need to meet reporters where they are now and take a more personal approach. Luckily, we have an expert who understands how to build meaningful relationships with reporters that yield more headlines and better coverage. Are you still sending the same cookie-cutter press releases?

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Before and After: How to improve your annual report cover

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is wrong with this first annual report cover that I made? Here’s the second annual report cover that I made. Now go and take a look at your last annual report cover. Also, we’ll talk about how to make your annual report look good online as well as offline!

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Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report [FREE Webinar TOMORROW]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You need to publish an annual report. Find out how TOMORROW during our FREE webinar: Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report. During this free webinar, we’ll look at scores of real examples of short annual reports in these formats: Infographics. 1, 2, and 4-Page Reports.

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It’s a beautiful 2015 nonprofit annual report

Wild Woman Fundraising

I got this SWEET annual report that I just had to share with you! On the envelope, it said: “Mazarine, I’ve been reading your blog taking your webinars and trying to incorporate some of your suggestions into this impact report.

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A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We love showcasing what I like to call “New and Improved” annual reports from our readers. I think the time of the 40+ page annual report is over and we should focus on our donors and what they actually want. Established in 2008, we had never done an annual report.

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Why You Should “Go Short” With Your Nonprofit’s Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Long annual reports just don’t make sense for most nonprofits now. People can’t focus on what they actually care about let alone on a long, boring annual report. Learn how during this free 60-minute On Demand Webinar: Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report. Annual Reports

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The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Could your annual report fit right in with this scene? If you’ve heard me on an annual reports webinar any time in the last decade, you’ve heard me say some version of this: It’s OK to go short and stop publishing the donor list.

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Create an AWESOME 2018 Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have to publish an annual report – it’s a nonprofit best practice. But you DO NOT have to publish a 30+ page report that takes over 100 hours to create. Just imagine your supporters sharing YOUR annual report with their friends on social media… It can happen, but if you want them to do that, your annual report needs to be more than charts and numbers. Who is really going to read that?

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Your Annual Report is Missing Something

Mission Minded

Annual reports generally follow the same formula. The post Your Annual Report is Missing Something appeared first on Mission Minded. Nonprofit Annual Report Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Copywriting Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Messaging Storytelling

Week of Freebies, Day 3: 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has become the “go-to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising. What will your next annual report look like? We will release the full report on January 16, 2019. Happy Holidays!

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5 Things Reporters Want From the Nonprofits They Cover

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A new survey of more than 1,350 media members by the media database company Cision shows that reporters want to be treated the same way. Let’s hear from the reporters themselves. Ultimately, this will save you — and the reporters — a lot of time.

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Changing Your Nonprofit’s Annual Report Format

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday I taught a webinar with our training partner called “How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report People Will Actually Read.” ” At the beginning of the webinar I surveyed the participants (about 80 people) about the format of their last annual report.

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Measuring the Success of Your Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you starting to think about your annual report? Next week, I’m presenting my webinar on How to Write an Annual Report People Will Actually Read , and throwing in our e-book too, all for a “happy holidays” price of just $20, instead of the usual $99.

Evolution of a Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You should all know by now that I love the shorter and more visual nonprofit annual reports as opposed to skimming through 20+ pages of boring financials. Hi there, Thought I’d give you a little report back on our transition to a much shorter annual report.

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FREE New Webinar: Make Better Nonprofit Annual Reports Now! April 13th, 2013

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you creating your annual report right now? Do you want to improve on last year’s annual report? Nonprofit annual reports don’t have to be difficult, but so few of us ever get any real instruction on how to make a good one! Date: April 13, 2013.

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2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Report: Interview with Heather Yandow

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I have the pleasure and the privilege of interviewing Heather Yandow, who I interviewed last year about Third Space Studio’s Individual Donor Benchmark Report. Welcome, everybody.

December is HOT: Pass Sale, Annual Reports and Mentoring Opportunities

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Get Your All-Access Pass December 4 & 6: Creating an Awesome 2018 Nonprofit Annual Report Learn how to create an annual report this year that people will actually read and respond to.

You Really Need to Get Your 2017 Nonprofit Annual Report Done

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve tried to get you thinking about your nonprofit annual report back in November , but we know a lot of you are just too focused on year-end giving to think about it. (We’ll Your Nonprofit Annual Report needs to go out. Annual Reports

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Nonprofit Annual Reports – Advice for You Regardless of Your Experience

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Whether this is your first time creating a nonprofit annual report or you’ve been putting out annual reports for years, we have you covered. Now, when you go to our annual reports resource page , you will be able to select from 3 tabs: Start Here.

Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have


Here are some key tools your nonprofit should have to meet your reporting needs: Customizable reports that allow you to get roll up data and detailed data. Depending on your CRM, you might have fully customizable reports where you build them from scratch or canned reports with all the columns and form fields ready for you to run. Ideally, your perfect reporting tool combines the two. Purely canned reports are inflexible and won’t always fit your reporting needs.

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Creating a Two-Page Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know I am a fan of the “new and improved&# nonprofit annual report — which I define as anything that is shorter, clearer, and easier for donors to understand than traditional annual reports. Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) recently published a two-page annual report.

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Making Your Annual Report? Want some help?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you working on your annual report right now? Do you want to have an annual report that works FOR YOU? You need a better annual report NOW. This internship was so confusing because no one gave me any direction about what they wanted for the annual report.

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