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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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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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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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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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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5 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters

iMarketSmart

Here are my 5 best practices for delivering fundraising progress reports: 1. Use charts and graphics, headlines and captions for your fundraising progress reports.

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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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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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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Download the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report #NPCOMM2018

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. Highlights from the 2018 Trends Report. The report includes how often email and print are sent as well).

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jeanine Marlow, Director of Communications & Marketing at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, submitted several great photos for the Trends Report. We are busy working on the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , but we need your help with photos.

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5 Things Reporters Really Want From PR Specialists

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t frustrate the reporters you’re trying to reach. This week’s release of The Cision 2017 State of the Media Report provides some interesting insights into what today’s journalists are looking for from media relations professionals.

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Week of Freebies! Day 1: Go Short with Your Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t have to spend 100+ hours creating a long annual report that only your board members and close friends will read (and let’s be honest, they’ll just say they read it.). Go Short with Your Annual Report in 2016. 1, 2, and 4-Page Reports. Annual Reports

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

EveryAction

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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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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Changing Your Nonprofit’s Annual Report Format

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday I taught a webinar with our training partner CharityHowTo.com 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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Are Your Emails Being Delievered? [New Report]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

EveryAction just released their annual Email Deliverability Report which answers the question, “How much is spam costing your nonprofit?” According to the report, all of this spam leads to a loss of around $7,400.06 Here are some tips from the report: Common Causes of Spam.

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The 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Download your copy of the full 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report here! We’ll be sharing a lot more detail from the report over the next several weeks. Here’s the first of two infographics, including new data on communications team size. Watch for the second one tomorrow, with new data on salaries! Nonprofit Communications Trends

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How to Create a Better Annual Report

Ann Green

It’s annual report season, for better or for worse. You don’t have to do an annual report, but you do need to share accomplishments with your donors. You may opt to nix the annual report and send short progress reports a couple of times a year or monthly e-updates instead.

Annual Reports Don’t Need To Be Boring

Ann Green

Are you thinking about doing an annual report? Perhaps you’ve been putting it off because it takes so much time and most annual reports are long, boring booklets that put your donors to sleep, if they even bother to read it in the first place. Your annual report is for your donors.

Week of Freebies, Day 3: Reserve Your Copy of the 2018 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. We will release the full report on January 17, 2018. Happy Holidays!

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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.

24 amazing benchmark reports on fundraising all in one place

iMarketSmart

Anyway, I stumbled on this link that houses 24 benchmark reports on fundraising. Report: A Decade Of Million-Dollar Bequests. Report: 77 Bare-Knuckle Marketing Strategies. Fundraising charity charts fundraising reports graphs major giving Philanthropy Planned Giving

Nothing like a good report

A Small Change

As we continue our series on the tools a fundraiser should have, needs to refine, or better pick up if they haven’t in a while, it would be a grand miss to not highlight how effective crisp, consistent, and compelling reporting can be.

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Reserve Your Copy of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We totally revamped the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year, and it’s almost time for us to share the results in the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. We’ll release the report January 17th.

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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Stop Wasting Time and Money on an Annual Report Most People Won’t Read

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Publishing an annual report is a best practice. Join us tomorrow for: Go Short with Your 2017 Annual Report. During this 60-minute webinar , Kivi will share tips on how to create a shorter annual report along with tons of great examples you can use for inspiration.

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How This Nonprofit Got More Out of Their Annual Report [Infographic]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s yet another great example of how remaking your tired old traditional annual report into something more modern can reap great rewards. annual report into an infographic that created more member engagement, especially on social media.

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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.

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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PR Pick-Up Lines: Starting a Relationship With Your Favorite Reporter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When was the last time you reached out to a reporter without a story to pitch? I’d like you to try to pick up a reporter. The first step is to identify a reporter who works for a news outlet that reaches a key audience for your nonprofit.

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Annual Report How To: A Different Way to Present Your Print Report Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Annual reports – when they are done right – can be a great marketing tool showcasing your nonprofit. I cover nonprofit annual reports quite a bit, and thought I would share how this nonprofit went about creating both a print and online version of their annual report.

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