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Impact Statements and Ignite Presentations

NDSU Extension Service Impact Statements are brief summaries of the economic, environmental or social outcomes of our educational efforts. They summarize our accomplishments and their impact on our state and its citizens. Ignite presentations are video-recorded summaries of programs that make a difference.


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Tips for Writing Great Statements

  • Impacts statements are data driven
  • Write professionally, avoid jargon or acronyms
  • List clear and concise situation statement/objectives in the situation section.
  • Be sure to give the context; what happened, who/numbers attending and incorporate into the Extension response section
  • Use an evaluation tool that yields outcomes data (level 2 or higher) and to incorporate into the Impact section and anecdotal feedback for the Feedback section

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You can find the latest Impact Statements listed below.

File text/texmacs Stepping On Reduces Risk of Falls Among Older Adults
Kari Helgoe, Extension Agent, Community and Leadership Development
File Design Your Succession Plan – North Dakota: 2016-2017 Program Year
Carrie Johnson, Extension Personal and Family Finance Specialist
File Design Your Succession Plan – North Dakota: One Year Later (2015-2016 Program Year)
Carrie Johnson, Extension Personal and Family Finance Specialist
File On the Move to Better Health - Rolette County
Karen Armstrong, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
File On the Move to Better Health-Junior - Grant County 2016
Amanda Dahners, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences

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