This guide has been developed to help nonprofits who are new to writing annual reports to easily get the process started while staying transparent. Developed and based on our experience at the Nigeria Network of NGOs, this guide offers information on how to plan and create a valuable and engaging annual report that you can submit to regulators and one that your friends, donors, beneficiaries and other stakeholders would want to read.
The self-assessment tool is an iterative survey that allows CSOs in Nigeria to reflect on and evaluate their capacity in a number of areas which measure accountability and transparency. This includes indicators assessing human resources, programme management, and financial management. The indicators were developed based on governance resources, sector best practice, and regulatory frameworks in Nigeria. The indicators are rated based on their importance to the operation of effective and accountable CSOs ranging from E (essential), R (recommended), and A (additional).
The self-assessment tool was accompanied by toolkits, guides, individual coaching, and workshops for members across the 36 states in Nigeria, specifically related to areas members identified as weaknesses.
The self-assessment tool can be found here .