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Reporting Impact: Extension & Research
Part of the program and project evaluation process is reporting of our efforts and our impacts. The following resources outline tips, tricks, and best practices for reporting impacts to our stakeholders.
Impacts allow the Division of Agriculture to convey how our programs and research are benefitting Arkansans and even the world. Stakeholders always want to know how the Division is moving the needle on knowledge through Research or improving the lives of Arkansas through Extension.
Need assistance getting started with impact reports or maybe have a specific question? See the resources below for tips sheets, guides, and FAQ answers.
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)
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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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