Annual Report Writing

Human Services

This project will save us $9,148 , allowing us to Make a greater impact on the families that we serve and help us to have the capacity to handle the 16% growth in the number of families that we support each year.

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

Additional Details

A digital format as well as a print format of the annual report

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on the ability to engage our donors and attract new donors. Without your help, we cannot create an annual report that tells our store well. Your skills will empower us to have the capacity to support the growing needs of our famili.

What We Have In Place

We currently have an annual report from previous years, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have Prepared stories, reports, etc., and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

We are growing, helping more families and making a great impact, just need a little support from professionals. We have a small but mighty staff who has the program side down, just a little challenged on the technology and creativity side of things.

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

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

Our mission is to provide care and support to local families affected by cancer. We recognize that a cancer diagnosis affects every aspect of a family's life; emotional, physical, spiritual and financial. We strive to provide a family with whatever it is that will allow them a bit of "breathing room" from their daily struggle against cancer. It is our hope that this will allow them to concentrate all of their efforts towards regaining their physical health.

  • City: Jenkintown, PA, USA
  • Staff Size: 1-3
  • Org age : 10-25 Years
Human Services Disease & Medical Research Health & Nutrition