How Can I Use and Communicate the Results?
The whole point of evaluation is to have credible, useful information to USE in making decisions and improving your work. Hopefully you thought about how you will use your evaluation - who will use what information for what purpose - during the initial planning stage and you designed your evaluation with use in mind. Once you have your results, think creatively about other ways you might use your evaluation information.
- Using Your Evaluation: Communicating, Reporting, Improving (22 slides, 4492KB). This Power Point covers why we communicate and the Who? What? How? and When? with tips for effective communications and common myths.
- Using Graphics (31 slides, 1884 KB). This Power Point provides tips and examples of bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, illustrations and photographs to make your presentations more interesting and understandable.
- Using Graphics to Report Evaluation Results (16 pages, 884 KB) - Guide from UW-Extension Program Development and Evaluation about when to use different graphics and characteristics of effective graphics.
- Basics of Good Evaluation Reporting (2 pages, 23 KB) – Quick Tip from UW-Extension Program Development and Evaluation
This section includes ways to communicate evaluation data to stakeholders, clientele, and colleagues. Consider that each of these samples can have multiple uses for a variety of audiences.
- Executive summary
- Impact Reports (county version of A&C, Animal Science)
- Success Stories
- News Releases
- Recruiting or Fund Development Announcement
- Grant Request
- Other Creative Ideas
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