Project

Annual Report Writing

Health & Nutrition

This project will save us $5,000, allowing us to produce a new product we've never had the resources to create.

What We Need

  • Clear and effective copy for an annual report that illustrates the Organization’s successes and plans for growth. Copy may include: programs descriptions, allocation of funds and recognition of donors and volunteers
  • Blueprint of the structure for the annual report, including optimal content, length, and style
  • Note: No design, graphics, or printing are included in this project

How This Will Help

Currently we have too few touch points with donors regarding recognition of their contributions. We would like to use the annual report as a not only a clear picture of chapter activities, but as an opportunity to recognize contributions. Donors and prospective donors should have a clear view of what their donations have helped fund.

What We Have In Place

We currently have an rough draft of an annual report which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have data for all events and clear budget information and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Our organization has three full time staff members and serves the entire state of North Carolina. We are a hard working group with a sense of humor.

  • 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 expertise
  • Experience writing annual reports or comparable marketing collateral
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Staff member committed to providing feedback throughout the process; we recommend an Executive Director or Board Member sign onto this specific project
  • Materials that illustrate your Organization’s impact, financials, program achievements, relevant data, etc.
  • Prep Materials should be gathered and ready to share prior to starting the project

Our Mission

The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education and advocacy.

  • www.lupusnc.org
  • City: Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Staff Size: 3-6
  • Org age : More than 25 Years
Health & Nutrition Education Human Services