Advanced Nonprofit Annual Reports for Print and Web
Are you working on your annual report right now?
Do you want to have a nonprofit publication that has sponsors and foundations sitting up and taking notice?
Do you want to have an annual report that works FOR YOU?
Do you want to get more donors?
Do you want to help corporations and foundations trust you?
Do you want to appreciate the donors you have? You need a better annual report NOW.
If you’re looking for inspiration, a way to cut costs on your annual report, and the graphic design training that you never had, you’ve come to the right place!
When I first started working for nonprofits, I was supposed to make an annual report for this national nonprofit on how their grant money had been used. I had to call the affiliates and ask them what they did with the money. This internship was so confusing because no one gave me any direction about what they wanted for the annual report.
A couple years later, working at a domestic violence nonprofit, I made an annual report all on my own. It was terrible. The margins were all wrong, the colors were bad, the fonts were almost unreadable and not consistent, and the cover, well, let’s not even go there.
Since that time I’ve made a few more annual reports, and I got better and better at it each time. But what if you don’t have the luxury of time to get better at making annual reports?
I know what it’s like to get thrown into a fundraising job and have people tell you to “just do it” for the annual report.
You’ll learn how to make an annual report that will get you donations. One that will help you show the community that you are using their money wisely.
In this workshop, you’ll learn:
- Annual report covers: trends in graphic and magazine design-what’s next?
- How can you make your annual report work for your fundraising?
- Getting more major donors through making financial transparency fun
- Helping donors see themselves in your story with your annual report
- Where should you put your online report?
- Design essentials for your online annual report
- Resources for creating snazzy pictures and infographics for your nonprofit
- How to get more event sponsorships through your annual report
- How to get your annual report printed for cheap or free
NEW! Bonus Materials:
- Free Photo Resources
- Checklist Picking a strong cover image for your annual report
- List of places to find nonprofit annual report examples
- The presentation Recording
- Presentation Slides
- Presenter notes
This presentation can help your nonprofit
- Look professional in the community,
- Make your donors trust you more,
- Make donors want to give more, and
- Make your sponsors and foundations proud to be a part of your mission!
What are people saying about this presentation?
“That was a wonderful presentation, extremely valuable. As a first time annual report maker I learned so many tips to keep in mind while making this first one and ideas for the future. Mazarine explained the material clearly and very well organized. The information about the donor portion of the annual report is something I will definitely take away. My organization has not included anything but lists of donors but the presentation made me realize the importance of adding the donor experience.” –Laura Staley, DePaul Treatment Centers, Portland, Oregon
“Mazarine was very helpful and this presentation was extremely valuable. I enjoyed that she used some of her own projects to explain the good and the bad. I learned some of the key items to include in the annual report, as well as those items that we tend to think should be included, but really just take up valuable space. ” –Leni Corbett, Jesuit Academy, Omaha, NE
“She was great. I found this presentation extremely valuable and I would recommend it to others. Very informative. Can’t wait to pass information along to my boss.” –Phillip Bloch, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
“Mazarine Treyz was clear, concise, enthusiastic and approachable. I learned a lot about how important planning is, not just doing your reports like they`ve always been done. Establishing standards. Rethinking what you want to get across. And displaying things visually that are more engaging and diverting!” I found her presentation extremely useful and would highly recommend this presentation to others. -Jessica Perkins, Canada
“Mazarine did an excellent job of communicating the right way, and the wrong way, of doing things. I loved that she used concrete examples for readability. I learned the importance of compiling information throughout the year so as not to get caught at the deadline. And I loved her tips for using report as a fundraising tool, as well as her tangible suggestions for resources. Well done.” –Barth Gillan, Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America, Montreal, Canada
Presented by Mazarine Treyz:
Mazarine Treyz is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. She is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, published 2012, given a 5 star rating by Nonprofit.About.com. Her latest book, Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide, was also given a 5 star review by Nonprofit.About.com.
Fundraising background: In 2000 she was an intern for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In 2003 she wrote her first grants for Indonesian nonprofit Yayasan Emmanuel. In 2005 she co-founded a nonprofit called “The Moon Balloon Project” on the south shore of Boston, MA.
Since that time she has raised over $1M for various local, national, and international nonprofits with appeals, emails, grants, sponsorships, and more. And via her trainings to thousands of nonprofits all over the world since 2010, she has helped people raise hundreds of thousands more.
She has been featured on the front page of Fundraising Success Magazine, in the Chronicle of Philanthropy multiple times, & on the nationally syndicated radio show, Career Clinic with Maureen Anderson.
Previous nonprofit speaking engagements include:
- Idaho Nonprofit Center (2014)
- Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (2014)
- Association of Fundraising Professionals National (2014)
- 4Good (2014)
- Washington State SBDC (2014)
- GuideStar (2013, 2015)
- Blackbaud (2013-2014)
- VolunteerMatch (2013-2014)
- Downs Syndrome Affiliates in Action national presentations (2013-2014)
- Fundraising Success Magazine Virtual Conference (2013)
- Meals on Wheels National (2012-2014)
- National SBA Small Business Week (2013)
- Oregon Small Business Development Centers state-wide online training seminars (2013-2014)
- The Scleroderma Foundation National Leadership Conference (2012-2013)
- IRS/SBA/SSA presentations (2013)
- Willamette Valley Development Officers (2013)
- University of Portland’s Master’s in Nonprofit Management program (2012)
- Meals on Wheels National training seminars (2012)
- Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (2011)
- Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in Austin (2011)
- Texas Association for Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) (2010) and more.
Ms. Treyz has taught thousands of national and international nonprofits how to fundraise since 2009.