Going Digital with Covenant House

| By: Angie Winschel
Angie Winschel

At Almanac, we understand that for non-profits, an annual report is more than a summary of financial transactions. It’s an opportunity to engage with donors and volunteers and show them the difference YOU make, thanks to THEIR donations of time and talent. It’s a chance to connect donors to the people they are helping. It’s also the best way to make the case for ongoing (and yes, increasing!) support.

So when Covenant House Missouri came to Almanac for help with their 2011 Annual Report, we wanted to create something dynamic, engaging and memorable for them. Covenant House empowers homeless, runaway and at-risk youth to live independently and become contributing members of our community. Through their outreach, crisis and transitional living programs they change the lives of these vulnerable young people forever.

While they had asked us for help with a traditional print Annual Report, we took one look at their great stories, programs and results, and knew we needed to somehow draw people in to their cause in a new way. They were immediately on board with our suggestion of an interactive annual report that would live within their current website. The wide-open parameters of going digital allowed us to bring visitors into the lives of the kids and volunteers touched by The Cov in a whole new way.

View the Annual Report here: Covenant House MO Impact 2011