Calling all professionals
Help us with this Annual Report Writing project
Pro Bono Time
over 1-3 months
WE NEED YOU!!!
We are a non-profit that will be doing our very first Annual Report and need someone experienced and knowledgeable to help us produce our first report. This report would need to compel and engage current and prospective funders, outline our current and planned work, and tell our complete story. We have data and resources to help populate the content, however, this person's guidance and authoring will assist our efforts in assembling a more complete and engaging product. THANKS!
A talented Annual Report copywriter can get to the heart of your organization’s success story with lean, mean writing that keeps your donors turning the pages for more.
Copy for an annual report that illustrates the organization’s successes and plans for growth in clear, effective writing that makes reading a pleasure. Copy may include: programs descriptions, allocation of funds and recognition of donors and volunteers.
Suggestions on how to best structure an annual report including optimal length and style.
Organization and Professional meet to discuss Organization’s vision and mission as well as goals for annual report.
Professional and Organization may also consider sharing samples of annual reports to reach agreement on writing tone and style.
Organization and Professional brainstorm key messages, themes and content for the annual report, and determine a timeline for delivery.
Organization provides all necessary, carefully checked materials to Professional. This may include but is not limited to: Organization’s vision and mission and other existing brand messaging, Organization’s history, statistics and profiles of individuals and communities served, current staff and Board member listing, report on previous year’s activity, significant accomplishments, financial statements, awards or grants received, a letter from the Executive Director and a complete list of supporters including names and donor levels.
Professional reviews materials and, if necessary, requests additional content.
Organization and Professional agree on outline for annual report.
Professional completes and sends rough draft of report to be reviewed by Organization.
Organization and Professional regularly check-in and complete up to 3 rounds of revisions.
Professional delivers a final copy of the annual report.
Organization completes Catchafire’s project survey within 30 days of success.
- Excellent writing and communications expertise.
- Experience writing annual reports, or comparable marketing collateral.
- Sample writing that you can share with an organization.
NOTE: No printing, design or graphics are included in this project.
- An upcoming Annual Report to publish.
- Accurate information about your Organization including triple-checked donor names and amounts.
- At least 4-5 months lead time before report’s scheduled print date.
- Resources for desired graphic design work.
- Budget for printing.