Annual Report Writing

Health & Nutrition

This project will save us $9,148 , allowing us to Engage current and prospective partners in support of our work ensuring equitable access to pediatric cancer care.

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

How This Will Help

The Aslan Project has been working for 5+ years to build the pediatric cancer health system in Ethiopia. We are looking to expand our scope to Kenya beginning in 2018. We have an extremely small full-time staff and have never had the capacity to produce an annual report; given the scope and impact of our work, however, we believe that it would be a vitally important tool to enhance awareness of our work and to engage current and prospective funders.

What We Have In Place

We currently have financial documents, great photos, and materials which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have lists of donors and descriptions of our work and the ability to provide any other information you need.

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 25-40 hours over 1-2 months
    Organizations: 5-7 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
    • Volunteer Manager delivers relevant Organizational materials such as mission, vision, key messages, Organization’s history, profiles of individuals or communities served, previous annual reports and stories of impact
    • Volunteer Manager shares last 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 and identifies any information gaps
  • Milestone 1: Project Outcomes, Steps, and Timelines are Determined
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect to discuss prep materials, overall goals, and desired tone and style for the copy
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager brainstorm key messages, themes, and content and determine a time for delivery
    • Professional creates project plan and articulates project goals
  • Milestone 2: Finalized Blueprint of the Report is Created
    • Professional creates the blueprint for the report and submits to the volunteer manager for review
    • Volunteer Manager reviews blueprint and provides feedback
    • Professional incorporates feedback and creates final draft of the blueprint
  • Milestone 3: Final Annual Report is Created
    • 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

In high-resource countries, more than 80% of children with cancer survive. In most LMICs, however, the reverse is true: the vast majority of children with cancer die, often in great pain. Our mission is to redress this inequality by creating sustainable and locally supported pediatric cancer health care systems in LMICs and training local health professionals to recognize pediatric cancers early, diagnose them accurately, and treat them effectively and compassionately using affordable drugs, appropriate treatment regimens, and proper palliation.

  • City: Washington, DC, USA
  • Staff Size: 1-3
  • Org age : 5-10 Years
Health & Nutrition Disease & Medical Research