Coffee Break Webinar Series: Get a grip! Tips to Ease Annual Report Anxiety


Receiving grant funds to implement an innovative initiative can both be exhilarating and nerve-wracking. The usual responsibilities—and self-doubts—can intensify as the annual report deadline approaches.

How do you start? What details do you include? Are just two of the discomforting questions that come with tackling an annual report. Even when a funder provides a template, it does not necessarily simplify the process of fitting the unique aspects of what is happening on the ground with your program into a set format. Defuse your anxiety by attending the Rucks Group’s Annual Report webinar. In 30 minutes you will learn what most funders, and the National Science Foundation in particular, want to know from grantees.

Our free webinar will cover:

  • what you should definitely include in your program’s annual report;
  • how to leverage the evaluation report to tell your program’s story;
  • how to set up a timeline and complete tasks incrementally to reduce procrastination for on-time submission; and
  • NSF expectations for annual reports.


Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 2:30p EDT
Presenter: Lana Rucks, Ph.D.
Cost: Complimentary

About the Presenter: Lana Rucks, Ph.D., brings to her work nearly two decades of research and evaluation experience. Her extensive knowledge in the design and implementation of research and program evaluations is based on her leadership of dozens of evaluation initiatives. She has evaluated projects funded by federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation and non-profit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.