On May 10th,2018, Youth For Seva hosted a half-day workshop entitled “The Art of writing an Annual Report for an NGO at Gopalan Skill Academy, Bengaluru. The workshop was presented by Swathi Ram, National Co-ordinator, Youth For Seva.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a variety of NGOs to learn about the art of writing an attractive, comprehensive, appealing annual report. The 68 workshop participants represented 43 not-for-profit organizations.
The agenda began with an overview of an Annual Report and context of why an effective, well articulated Annual report is needed for an organization. Speaker then shared the details of preparation and planning required along with having stories of change, testimonials, attractive and relevant photographs as part of the Annual report.
The session continued with discussions on the contents of an Annual report, marketing the cause, showcase of partners and donors, distribution of the Annual report and so on.
The workshop was followed by Q&A session, wherein the participants came out with many questions which were answered confidently and comfortably by the speaker. The Q& A session was potential and value added to all the participants.
The workshop concluded with snacks and networking amongst the participating organizations. The participants were engaged in interactions with organizations with similar mission and goals. The networking ensured meaningful contacts at different levels.
In order to develop and promote a good working relationship, a network of NGOs is formed which will be going forward used for coordination, organization and facilitating workshop opportunities and other mutually beneficial opportunities.
NGOs that participated in the Workshop:
Helping Hands Foundation
Sidra Social Welfare Trust
Sahana Charitable Trust For The Disabled
Sri Vivekananda Sevashrama
Dev Sanskriti University
Sneha Seva Trust
Surabhi Foundation Trust
Jana Seva Samruddhi Trust
Society for Space Education Research & Development
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
SGS Vagdevi Center
Indus Group of Rural development
Asha Kirana Trust
LokaSeva Pratisthana/Graama vikasa
Nachiketha Manovikaasa Kendra Trust
Human Welfare Society
Block resource center
Swami Vivekananda Shrestha Bharatha
Disability NGOs Alliance
Anatha Shishu Nivaasa
Samarpaka Sewa Trust
Hindu Seva Prathishtana
Gopalan Skill Academy