Taproot just awarded its June 2011 Service Grants to amazing nonprofits in Chicago. Interested in getting involved in a project? Here’s one that might spark your interest.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois works with at-risk and in-need youth who are academically capable and helps them meet their full potential through a range of quality programs. This nonprofit doesn’t just focus on education, though it does provide important scholarship support for young adults. Beyond the classroom, BHGH takes a holistic view of each child and also assumes responsibility for housing, nutrition, medical care, counseling, and more. By teaching and showing children how to thrive in society and equipping them with tools for success, this nonprofit has been successful in breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse and helping talented young scholars overcome overwhelming odds.
The larger significance of an annual report
When you consider the immense social challenges faced by this resilient nonprofit, BHGH’s request to Taproot for an annual report seems like a small one. But this key document will serves as a critical marketing tool that will illustrate the impact any contribution can have toward making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth and will allow the organization to engage donors and fund its transformative programs. Their first-ever annual report is an opportunity for the nonprofit to highlight the real accomplishments of their scholars and inspire the community to join the worthy cause of changing the lives of children.
The immense challenges these kids face — poverty, homelessness, gang violence — don’t go away overnight. BHGH is in it for the long haul, but they need guidance on how to demonstrate the impact of their services to current and potential donors in order for them to continue delivering their amazing services. If you think your expertise can help BHGH or other nonprofits like it continue to grow through an annual report project, let us know!