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Alaska Biennial Reports: How to use yours to create a traditional Annual Report

It’s just a form – or is it?

Alaska Biennial Reports for companies with even-numbered registrations are due to the central office in Juneau by January 2 in the new year (2014).

If you haven’t filled one out before, you can do it online at the Alaska state website, where you can download a tailored form […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Report Machine's annual report blog|Comments Off on Alaska Biennial Reports: How to use yours to create a traditional Annual Report

How you can use the Annual Information Statement to start your Annual Report

Lucky for many of us, the Australian Charities and Nonprofits Commission has given Australian charities an extension on the deadline for filing their Annual Information Statement. The deadline is now in March. (See the ACNC’s website for more information).The current AIS doesn’t require charities to report financial information or to even give any kind […]

By |December 2nd, 2013|Report Machine's annual report blog|Comments Off on How you can use the Annual Information Statement to start your Annual Report

The Crystal Ball: Corporate Reporting in Five Years’ Time

 

I was having a conversation with some people in the world of billing. (Actually, it was Peter Smyth, of Billing Bureau. I highly recommend them for all things billing cycle – in other words, revenue). He asked me where I thought Report Machine would be in five years. I started to write him an […]

By |November 15th, 2013|Report Everything|Comments Off on The Crystal Ball: Corporate Reporting in Five Years’ Time

Corporate social responsibility in Australia – dive in or dip your toe?

The Australian Centre for Corporate Social responsibility just sent out an email letting subscribers know they are recruiting companies for their State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand Annual Review for 2014.

It’s basically a research project studying how Australian companies roll out, measure and report on their corporate social responsibility profile.

In short, it’s the […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Report Everything|Comments Off on Corporate social responsibility in Australia – dive in or dip your toe?

5 Ways Out of Annual Report Overwhelm

Feeling overwhelmed by the job ahead? Annual reports can be seriously heavy-going documents.

Even the most professional writers and editorial of annual reports get overwhelmed – the only difference is, the professionals have tried and true techniques for getting themselves out from under it all.

Remember, you are the Editor and somebody has to make the […]

By |September 26th, 2013|Report Machine's annual report blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways Out of Annual Report Overwhelm

Why I love writing annual reports for nonprofits

Two weeks ago, I wrote a suite of annual report templates for a nonprofit client whom I really like. I enjoyed the whole assignment, and the writing flowed easily.

I have thought some more about it since and came to the conclusion that it’s not just the client; it’s also the nature of the work. […]

By |September 23rd, 2013|Report Machine's annual report blog|Comments Off on Why I love writing annual reports for nonprofits

The world turns: how we think sustainability reporting will evolve

For good reason, corporate reporting has long been seen as being on the totally mind-numbing end of the excitement spectrum. Most annual reports are deliberately made unremarkable, tools to assure investors that they have made a wise choice and should continue to do so – this includes the annual reports of nonprofits, whose ‘investors’ […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Report Everything|Comments Off on The world turns: how we think sustainability reporting will evolve

How infographics can support your annual report

From the keyboard of Report Machine. Report Machine – Beautiful, affordable annual reports

Infographics – when they are expertly created – are terrific for very fast communication of processes and ideas.

For organisations that deal in ideals or complex social problems, infographics can serve to show so much more about the value they are creating for […]

By |August 28th, 2013|Bouquets v1|Comments Off on How infographics can support your annual report

Shanks PLC, in the UK – Annual Report builder

Today I spotted a simple, interesting web-based tweak to the online annual report: Shanks’ (UK waste management company) annual report builder.

The read can use it to create their own annual report, containing only the items that interest him or her and leacing out the rest.

Of course, this differs from what Report Machine is being […]

By |August 12th, 2013|Report Machine's annual report blog|Comments Off on Shanks PLC, in the UK – Annual Report builder

Annual report writing for accountants 2: how to comply with ASIC RG 247

Is your annual report compliant?
Last year, I started writing about how ASIC wanted companies to start including more meaningful information in their management commentary – that’s the writing part of annual reports.

Last year (2013), ASIC issued a regulatory guideline saying it wanted management commentary to relate more directly to the financials in the report, […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Report Machine's annual report blog|Comments Off on Annual report writing for accountants 2: how to comply with ASIC RG 247