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7 of the Best Nonprofit Annual Reports From 2017

Posted by Kira Bushman on April 12, 2018

Your annual report shows volunteers, donors, and prospects alike just how great of an impact your nonprofit has had in the past year. It reassures those involved with your organization that their donations and hard work have paid off, and it can convince potential donors that you stand for a cause worth contributing to. This is your chance to show off! 

We've gathered seven of the best nonprofit annual reports from 2017 to inspire you. From human services to the arts, these examples cover the best annual reports of varying nonprofit industries and give you some great examples of just how beautiful and informational your annual report can be.   

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing, Nonprofit Reports

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck: Most Successful Charity Events

Posted by Kira Bushman on April 11, 2018

Whether you’re planning your first event or you’re a seasoned vet, it’s important to choose an event format that will most strongly impact your organization’s bottom line and achieve maximum ROI. You’ve probably come to realize that there are a handful of fundraising event formats that deliver successful results when executed properly.

We’ve listed some of the most successful charity events to help you decide which is the best fit for your organization’s goals and objectives:

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Topics: Event Management, fundraising events

Ready, Set, Donate! Capital Campaign Fundraising at its Best

Posted by Kira Bushman on February 28, 2018

Now comes the fun part! The public portion of your capital campaign fundraising consists of email blasts, social media campaigns and even an event or two. Depending on the ultimate goal of your campaign, you may want to consider a combination of fundraising tactics to amplify your reach and maximize donations.

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing, Fundraising Basics, Campaign Management

Infographic: Nonprofit Annual Report Branding

Posted by Kira Bushman on January 10, 2018

The power of your nonprofit's brand extends to everything important within your organization. While some nonprofits may think branding isn't something they need to be focusing on, the reality is that branding can have an incredibly positive effect on everything from internal morale and constituent trust, to making more donations possible.  

Matt Schwartz, the founder of a design firm for nonprofits and education, says in his article about the impact of a strong nonprofit brand that good branding is the "surest way to strengthen your relationships, increase your effectiveness, and, ultimately, generate greater impact." This infographic gives branding pointers to make your nonprofit annual report—and any marketing assets you create—among the best. 

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing, Nonprofit Reports

How to Make Your Nonprofit Annual Report Pop with Great Graphics

Posted by Kira Bushman on December 21, 2017

You’ve worked hard all year to improve your nonprofit. This improvement deserves to be recognized by the people that matter most – current and future donors. These examples from our blog post titled “9 of the Best Nonprofit Annual Reports of 2016” will guide you toward graphics that draw in readers at every level of your marketing funnel.

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing, Nonprofit Reports

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