Annual Report Design for Nonprofits

Annual reports are not just for for-profits, and they're not all going digital. The "renaissance of print" is evident in the communications of organizations of all kinds. After wrapping up another annual report season, we are reminded that our nonprofit clients, including The Rockefeller University, Union Square Partnership, Kress Foundation, and American Council of Learned Societies, all do financial reporting, and print is their medium of choice.

Our longest standing annual report design is for the Kress Foundation, who promote the enjoyment and understanding of European Art and Architecture through education, grants, and fellowships.

Annual Report Design

Each year, the Kress report is designed around a carefully curated selection of portraits from the Foundation’s collection of more than 3,000 works of European art. The artwork is deliberately sequenced on the cover and internal pages so that the book appears as an exhibition in its own right. Each year is a different exhibition, which keeps recipients curious about the next edition and more likely to keep them all on hand.

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Annual Report Design

This year, C&G Partners was tapped to create The Rockefeller University’s first annual report in decades. To capture that institution’s innovations in bioscience we transformed real scientific imagery into abstract art.

Annual Report Design

High-quality printing and subtle foil stamp techniques create a sense of understated quality suitable for The Rockefeller University, which is a small scientific oasis in the heart of Manhattan.

Annual Report Design
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For the second year in a row, we designed the annual report for our longtime client, Union Square Partnership. The report reflects the Partnership’s exceptional growth over the last year and the vibrancy of the neighborhood. Similar to many pieces we've designed for Union Square, the book is deliberately square.

Annual Report Design

The Union Square Partnership designs echo the brand identity we created for the organization earlier this year. The report juxtaposes numerical tables with playful visuals and makes use of handy symbols to illustrate the Partnerships's many projects for the public good, ranging from solar trash compactors to planters and landscaping.

Annual Report Design
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The American Council of Learned Societies is a nonprofit federation of sixty-nine scholarly organizations across the country, and C&G Partners has designed numerous communications pieces for ACLS over the years.

Annual Report Design

Beginning in 2006, we created a series of annual reports that each incorporate typography and a distinct color palette to highlight the Societies' mission of providing scholarships in the humanities and social sciences. The design scheme uses names from the lengthy roster of member societies to create the changing colorful patterns that differentiate each new edition of the report.

As with all these projects, engagingdesignand careful print production maintain interest, and give readers a reason to keep every copy.

Annual Report Design
Annual Report Design