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10 Mar 2020

Preparing an Annual Report

Target Audience

This workshop is aimed at Board Members, Directors, Trustees and CEOs and anyone involved in preparing an Annual Report for their organisation.


The aim of this session is to understand the preparation of the Annual Report from the perspective of the Board Members, Directors, Trustees.

This course covers the basics of what is required in an annual report and then focuses on how to use the annual report as a way of showing the public, your members and funders how good your organisation is. The session will involve presentation and working in groups. Participants should bring a copy of their organisation’s most recent annual report with them.


Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí

Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Carmichael CEO, has extensive experience working with boards and providing governance support and advice. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant for over 25 years with Prospectus Strategy Consultants and AccentureThe working with a wide range of organisations in the public, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors on strategy, organisation structures and corporate governance. His core specialties are strategy development and implementation, corporate governance, organisation structures, business planning and project management. He is also a former civil servant having worked in the Departments of Social Welfare and Finance.


At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the annual report
  • Describe the legal requirements for an annual report
  • Review annual reports against a set of best practice criteria
  • Decide on type of presentation and content
  • Plan how to produce an effective annual report for your organisation.


€70Nonprofit Organisation
€60Carmichael Resident Organisation
€80Statutory/Corporate Organisation

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