Project

Annual Report Writing

Philanthropy & Capacity Building

THIS PROJECT IS

Canceled
This project will save us $9,148 , allowing us to work with a professional to create quality and informative communication materials.

What We Need

  • Clear and effective copy for an annual report that illustrates the Organization’s successes and plans for growth (e.g., descriptions of programs, allocation of funds, and recognition of donors and volunteers)
  • Blueprint of the structure for the annual report, including optimal content, length, and style
  • Suggestions for format and visuals, if applicable

Nice To Have

a template for easy development of an annual report. Some simple, creative and to the point.

How This Will Help

Will have available an electronic version for easy distribution when requested or required from donors and other partners. Something that can be uploaded to the website for easy of locating.

What We Have In Place

We currently have the basic information to be included in the report which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have copies of previous reports available and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Proud to say that we are in our dirty thirties and we have been giving $$$ away each year for 37 years.... We aim to help communities help themselves!

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Materials
  • Volunteer Manager delivers relevant information such as the Organization's mission, vision, and key messages, profiles of individuals or communities served, previous annual reports, and stories of impact
  • Volunteer Manager shares the previous year's statistics, financial statements, significant accomplishments and stories of impact, awards received, new and noteworthy grants, as well as the complete list of supporters (including names and donor levels)
  • Professional reviews prep materials, identifies any information gaps, and requests additional information or clarification (as needed)
Milestone 1: Brainstorm & Planning
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect to discuss prep materials, overall goals, and desired tone and style for the annual report
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager brainstorm key messages, themes, and content, and determine the timeframe for draft and final product delivery
Milestone 2: Annual Report Outline
  • Professional creates the outline for the annual report and submits to the Volunteer Manager for review
  • Volunteer Manager reviews outline and provides feedback
  • Professional incorporates feedback and creates final draft of the annual report outline
Milestone 3: Final Annual Report
  • Professional writes first draft of the content for the report and submits to the volunteer manager for review
  • Volunteer Manager reviews the content and provides feedback
  • Professional incorporates feedback and creates final draft of the content
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Experience writing annual reports or comparable marketing collateral
Prerequisites for Organization
  • A senior staff member (e.g., executive director or board member) committed to providing feedback
  • Information about your Organization’s impact, financials, program achievements, and other relevant details

Our Mission

The Fund for Southern Communities is a public foundation that supports and unites organizations and donors working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people. Through grant-making and related activities the Fund for Southern Communities fosters social change initiated by community-based groups in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In a nutshell - we are a grant-making foundation.

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