Annual Report Writing

Posted by
Joann P.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Jan 3, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Impact statement
This project will save us $9,148 , allowing us to provide NJ families faced with the crisis of pediatric cancer a place to turn for comfort and support through professional in-home counseling and a uniquely tailored package of assistance.

Project Details

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
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have our Executive Director and Director of Development on board, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have prior reports, financials, program and impact examples, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

In a not-for-profit it is imperative to have a marketing piece that is reflective of what we do - in a short, concise, easy to read, and visually appealing format - and that gets the point across in a profession manner.

Project Plan

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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)
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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
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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
3
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
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About The Org

Our Mission

ECF provides NJ families faced with the crisis of pediatric cancer a place to turn for comfort and support through professional in-home counseling and a uniquely tailored package of assistance.

What We Do

- 24/7 counseling for the entire family by professional caseworkers

- advocacy on behalf of the families with insurance companies, medical providers, landlords, etc.

- material support such as food, clothing, toys, and household items