Nonprofit Digital Communications

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For those doing digital strategy work, including written or multimedia content for nonprofit websites, social media, and e-newsletters. This group is for those digital communications folks who create written or multimedia content for websites, social media, and e-newsletters for nonprofits. Members will discuss topics such as social media trends, digital analytics, developing content, storytelling, planning and resources, content strategy, and more.

Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

  • 1.  Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

    Posted Feb 05, 2019 15:55
    Hello!

    My organization, Byte Back, did our first digital annual report last year (see link below). We were happy with the outcome, and now we're exploring options to make this year's even better. We are currently looking for a web design/development contractor to help design and build this page. The contractor will work closely with Byte Back's communications team to translate a print annual report design into a digital experience that can be shared via our Wordpress-based website - see below for a link to our 2017 report and examples of similar projects from other nonprofits. Exact timeline and hour requirements can be negotiated, however we anticipate approximately 10-15 hours of work and a launch date in March 2019. Requirements for this project include:
    • Demonstrated mastery of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other tools as necessary
    • Familiarity with Wordpress platform
    • A portfolio of work examples relevant to this project
    • Experience collaborating on web design and development projects, especially with nonprofits, and professional recommendations to that effect
    • The ability to meet deadlines and benchmarks based on the timeline we establish
    If anyone has advice or specific recommendations of developers you've worked with on similar projects, we would appreciate it!!

    Byte Back's 2017 Digital Annual report: https://byteback.org/2017-annual-report/
    Similar pages we like from other organizations:
    -https://girlswhocode.com/2017report/
    -https://dccentralkitchen.org/annual-report-fy2017/

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    Chris Miller
    Digital Communications Specialist
    Byte Back, Inc.
    Washington, DC
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  • 2.  RE: Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

    Posted Feb 05, 2019 17:09
    That's great news, @Chris Miller! The old print annual report cycle gives me a big sad - congratulations on mixing it up. @Matthew Scharpnick​​ wrote a great article for NTEN a couple of years ago about their work digitizing their annual report. Perhaps Matthew can help! You might also try posting in the Digital Communications channel.



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    Lyndal Frazier-Cairns (pronouns: she/her)
    Membership & Engagement Director, NTEN
    503-272-8751
    lyndal@nten.org
    nten.org @NTENorg
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  • 3.  RE: Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

    Posted Feb 06, 2019 11:14

    Hi Chris,

    This year we just made the switch from the digital magazine version to a more modern online scroll Impact Report.

    Impact Report 2018: Our impact at Covenant House Vancouver

    It looks like you guys are a bit more "ahead/fancy" than us design wise. I want to recommend the folks we used:  Yeeboo Digital - Full Service Online Fundraising and Digital Agency

    We have worked with them on a variety of project from full website redesign to smaller projects like our online impact report. 

    They are Canadian and work with a wide arrange of non-profits with all different needs.

    They are organized, listen to what you want and are very easy to work with. 

    I hope that helps.

    Cheers,

    Kristy





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    Kristy Hayter
    Associate Manager, Digital Marketing
    Covenant House Vancouver
    Vancouver, BC
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  • 4.  RE: Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

    Posted Feb 08, 2019 14:53
    Thank you for the recommendations! I'll follow up with these!

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    Chris Miller
    Byte Back, Inc.
    Washington, DC
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  • 5.  RE: Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

    Posted Mar 30, 2019 13:48
    How did it go, @Chris Miller? We would love to see it if it's live already!​

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    Lyndal Frazier-Cairns (pronouns: she/her)
    No Pants Consulting | Digital marketing for nonprofits and small business
    http://www.nopants.me
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  • 6.  RE: Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

    Posted Apr 01, 2019 16:40
    We ended up getting a recommendation from another DC-based organization and are working on it now - will post with links when we wrap it up in the next week or so!

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    Chris Miller
    Byte Back, Inc.
    Washington, DC
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  • 7.  RE: Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

    Posted May 13, 2019 17:27
    Hi everyone - sorry for the delayed response to this thread, but I did want to just quickly share the report, which we successfully launched a couple weeks back - here it is!

    We ended up working with a DC-based development company named Lightning Fruit - I honestly cannot recommend them enough. The person managing our account was super easy to work with, helped smooth out our design, was responsive to requests, communicated clearly, and delivered everything on time. And, of course, they delivered a beautiful product!

    Happy to answer questions if y'all have any!

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    Chris Miller
    Byte Back, Inc.
    Washington, DC
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  • 8.  RE: Digital Annual Report Development Recommendations?

    Posted May 14, 2019 09:56
    Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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    Erin Gamble
    Online Communications Officer
    World Bank
    Washington, DC
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