The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 250 communities located in 80 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested $269 million in Nebraska since 1994.
An annual report for your affiliated fund is an important marketing tool, especially for soliciting higher level donors and corporate contributions. Both current and potential donors will want to know how their contributions are used and how your funds are managed.
Annual reports can be produced in a wide range of styles, sizes and formats. They can be simple one to two page documents that outline contributions and disbursements, or elaborate promotional pieces that appeal to the emotions of your target audience. Several affiliated funds produce annual reports that are printed by and inserted within their local newspaper.
Here are some content elements you may want to include:
Here is an example of a great affiliated fund annual report.
Thanks in part to a grant from the Keith County Community Foundation Fund, the Keystone-Lemoyne Dive Rescue team was able to upgrade a trailer for dive rescue operations in the Lake McConaughy area. A grant that improves the quality of life for people of all ages.
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