Additional Resources

Writing for Stakeholders
 

Brizee, H., & Schmaling, K. (2008). Audience analysis: Building information about your readers. Purdue Online Writing Lab. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20061101102119_629.pdf

Kiernan, N. (2001). Increasing stakeholder confidence that extension had an impact: Tipsheet #55. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/Evaluation/pdf/TS55.pdf

Kiernan, N. (2002). How can I make sure my video, radio clip, poster, brochure, or website will have an impact on the target audience? Tipsheet #63. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://comm.eval.org/EVAL/EVAL/Resources/ViewDocument/Default.aspx?DocumentKey=b92823dc-b248-4587-ada9-2523a1406b12

Michigan State University Extension. (2000). Design and layout tips. The communications toolkit, 4-H youth development. Michigan State University Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://web1.msue.msu.edu/4h/toolkit.html

The National Association of Resources Conservation & Development Councils. (2006). Writing a successful press release.  Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://www.rcdnet.org/Documents/Press%20Release.pdf.

Waters, R., Burnett, E., Lamm, A., & Lucas, J. (2009). Engaging stakeholders through social networking: How nonprofit organizations are using facebook. Elsevier, 35(1), 102-106.


Evaluation Reports
 

Bern, D. (2003).  Writing the empirical journal article. Cornell University. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://dbem.ws/WritingArticle.pdf

Boyd, H. (2002). Program development and evaluation: Basics of good evaluation reporting: Quick tips #14. University of Wisconsin-Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/resources/pdf/Tipsheet14.pdf

Kiernan, N. (2001). Types of accountability data: Tipsheet #13. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/evaluation/pdf/TS13.pdf

Kiernan, N. (2001). Margin of error: How to explain it: Tipsheet #25. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/evaluation/pdf/TS25.pdf

Kiernan, N. (2009). An evaluation report. Tipsheet #91. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/evaluation/pdf/TS91.pdf

McCarty, T., Craig, P., Welshans, J., Bogash, S., Rotz, J., Elkner, N., & Rowehl, J. (2009).  Making evaluation findings attractive and salient: PA example 32. Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/evaluation/pdf-ex/PAEX32.pdf

Patton, M. (1997). Utilization focused evaluation 3rd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Rutgers University, Department of English. (date unkown). Empirical research report format. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://wire.rutgers.edu/research_assignments_empirical_link.html

University of Wisconsin-Extension. (2009). Using your evaluation: Communicating, reporting, improving. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://4h.uwex.edu/evaluation/results.cfm

Worthen, B., Sanders, J., & Fitzpatrick, J. (1997). Checklist for ensuring effective evaluation reports. Program evaluation: Alternative approaches and practical guidelines. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://www.cdc.gov/eval/reports%20checklist.pdf


Impact Statements
 

Kiernan, N. (2002). How to use evaluation data to write different types of impact statements: Tipsheet #66. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/evaluation/pdf/TS66.pdf

Mowbray, J. (2006). Writing program success stories. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://www.ca.uky.edu/agpsd/Writing%20Program%20Success%20Stories.pdf

Purdue University Extension. (date unkown). Elements of an impact statement.  Retrieved April 6, 2011 from https://sharepoint.agriculture.purdue.edu/sam/Shared%20Documents/ElementsofImpact11_09_06.pdf

University of Wisconsin- Extension. (2004). Sample impact statements. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://4h.uwex.edu/resources/plans/documents/SampleImpactStatements.pdf


Policy Briefs
 

Food Security Programme. (2008). Writing policy papers and policy briefs.  Food Security information for actions: Practical Guides. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://sustainableagriculture.net/publications/ 

Jones, N., & Walsh, C. (2008).  Policy briefs as a communication tool for development research. Overseas Development Institute. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/download/425.pdf

Research Matters. (2008). The two-pager: Writing a policy brief.  The Research Matters Knowledge Translation Toolkit: A Resource for Researchers. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://www.idrc.ca/uploads/user-S/1226604937112265958681Chapter_8%5B1%5D.pdf


Graphics
 

Braymer, K. (2002). How can I make a pie chart in excel to report data? Tipsheet #64. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/Evaluation/pdf/TS64.pdf

Minter, E., & Michaud, M. (2003). Using graphics to report evaluation results. Program development & evaluation University of Wisconsin-Extension. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/G3658-13.PDF

Duttweiler, M. (2009). Putting evaluation results to work. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://cce.cornell.edu/learnAbout/miscprogram/Pages/EvaluationUseResources.aspx

Franklin University. (date unkown). Microsoft excel tutorial.  Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://www.franklin.edu/franklin/files/slc/excel_tutorial.pdf

Singh, V. (date unkown). 14 tips to presenting awesome charts. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://www.slideshare.net/singhvivek6/14-tips-to-present-awesome-charts-2071447

University of Wisconsin- Extension. (2009). Using graphics to communicate evaluation findings. Retrieved April 6, 2011 from http://4h.uwex.edu/evaluation/results.cfm