What not-for-profit organizations need to know about annual reporting

Understand how not-for-profit organizations (NFPOs) can prepare annual reports that provide useful information to stakeholders and enhance the accountability of their organizations.

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Interest in the external reporting of not-for-profit organizations is increasing, with stakeholders seeking more information on their administration in order to make informed decisions. You can discover how to enhance your reporting practices in ways that demonstrate your accountability and transparency with Improved Annual Reporting by Not-for-Profit Organizations.

You will learn how to:

  • use narrative reporting to present key non-financial measures that demonstrate your NFPO’s performance
  • determine the information needs of your stakeholders
  • present the outcomes of your strategy
  • explain risks and opportunities affecting the ability to execute your strategy
  • relate financial data to non-financial information
  • explain fundraising methods and expenses
  • discuss your organization’s structure and leadership
  • express your organization’s longer-term strategy to achieve its mission

This document also features definitions of key accounting terms, examples of actual NFPO reporting, a checklist to assess a report’s completeness, and practical NFPO reporting questions.

This will help you:

  • better understand the essential aspects of narrative reporting for NFPOs
  • discover ways to improve your NFPO’s annual report
  • be in the know on current trends and best practices in NFPO reporting


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