If you’ve just come to the end of the giant undertaking of finishing your annual report, take a moment to celebrate!
Get some ice cream, go for a walk in the summer air, enjoy the day! Then don’t think about your next annual report until approximately 2 months into 2019…
NO! Just kidding! Don’t do that. You should take time to celebrate what you’ve accomplished for this year, but
Now is the best time to start thinking about your next annual report!
Even if you just make a few notes about what could be better next time, the process is still fresh in your head and future you will really be impressed.
We’ve got you covered with a roundup of our blog posts specifically about knocking your annual report out of the park (summer is for baseball metaphors).
Sometimes it’s nice to start thinking visually – it activates a different part of your brain and gives ideas space to form in a way words don’t (at least that’s true for us, maybe why we’re designers). Check out this post for some soothing visuals and learn how they can be effective. Let’s get visual.
The last thing anyone wants is to put all of their hard work and energy into something that doesn’t make an impact — check out this post to Make sure your annual report gets read.
Helping your audience understand your organization is about telling them a story, and to tell a good story, you need a theme. How to choose a theme for your annual report
If you don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing, you’ll come to obstacles and get frustrated. Being connected to your purpose helps carry you through the rough spots. How to take your annual report from a meaningless obligation to an impactful tool.
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