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How to write effective reports for a donor


Did you ever wonder about the importance of the why and how of impact reports? Writing impact reports is an important skill for every NGO around the world for accountability back to donors, to drive fundraising results and to tell your story to a wider audience.

For funders and foundations, assessing the quality of reports submitted by the recipients of grants is crucial to making decisions about whether to renew funding and help determine if funds are being used efficiently and effectively.

In this second of our series of 90 minute webinars with a focus upon fundraising and M&E, we explore both how to write and assess impact reports for donors, covering the following topics:

           An introduction to writing reports (formats, audience, design, before you start)

           Using reports to tell the right story to the right audience

           10 quality criteria for impact reports

           Structuring impact reports 

           5 top tips for writing effective reports

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About our host

Dr Damian Hatton

Dr Damian Hatton is the Managing Director of inFocus and a dynamic social entrepreneur and Leadership Coach. He combines a broad range of skills and experiences from the last 25 years. Having initially trained as a medic, he worked as a doctor in the UK and Australia, prior to founding and running one of the most exciting, impactful and fastest-growing charities in the UK (Street League). He has since worked across all five continents, supporting many different types of social impact actor to develop and grow their skills and capabilities to run high performing charities, foundations and social enterprises.


TJ McGovern, Founder and President of MCG Consulting Group, is a nonprofit coach, trainer, consultant, and speaker with 20 years of experience in development, strategic visioning, campaign management, and major gift solicitation. TJ has coached and trained numerous organizations—schools, social service agencies, and social ventures—through successful funding efforts ranging from $100K to $20M. He has also trained leaders from over 100 organizations on how to use engagement process to maximize funding opportunities.

TJ McGovern

If you would like to learn more about our how to develop your skills and capabilities to effectively measure, evaluate and report the impact of your organisation and its' programs, just click HERE to find out more

M&E and fundraising series: Webinar 2

Previous Webinars in the Series

if you need to catch up on the webinars so far, you can click on the links below to access recordings:

     1. How to use impact data to improve your fundraising? May 2018 Guest presenters TJ McGovernclick here to view recording


Click here to access the take-away: inFocus Evaluation Report Template

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