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Reporting Your Impact: Telling Your Story
How does your work make an impact in the community? How you tell your story—whether through reports, documents, social media, interpretative events, or conversations—communicates how the work of Extension influences the people across the state.
Stakeholders want to understand how investments in Division of Agriculture research and educational programs are strengthening Arkansas communities.
Part of the program evaluation process is reporting of our efforts and our impacts. The following resources help you navigate the reporting process for Arkansas Extension. Here are some tools to help you craft your own impact story.
State Level Impact Resources:
- Impact Training Recording
- Impact Writing PowerPoint
- County Impact Writing Guide
- County Impact Worksheet
- County Impact Tip Sheet
- Common Errors in Impact Reports
County Impact Webform Template:
Impact Report Examples:
- Ashley County FCS Impact (2016)
- Clark County 4-H Impact (2016)
- Cleveland County CED Impact (2016)
- Madison County ANR Impact (2016)
Learn More About Impact Reporting
Other resources we think may help you:
- CDC Evaluation Working Group: Framework for Program Evaluation (Steps & Standards)
- CDC Evaluation Working Group: Resource Directory
- National Science Foundation: The User Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation
- American Evaluation Association: Guiding Principles for Evaluation
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