Tips to Maximize Your Final Impact Report
I know your team has been working hard this year to empower your target audience. During our phone and Skype calls, I feel the enthusiasm and energy you have for your projects. Sometimes, it is hard to translate all the work you have done over the last year in the Final Impact Report. Here are some tips to make the most of your submission:
Strategically plan which activities and accomplishments you want to highlight in the report. Believe me, I wish you could submit 100 pages of information about how awesome your project was. But in the business world, it’s important to learn how to communicate efficiently.
At the same time, do not sell yourselves short. Maximize the character limits of each answer and make every word count. Don’t submit a single sentence answer when you could write a paragraph about your accomplishments.
Do not provide vague answers. Be specific and provide supporting details.
Outcomes are extremely important to showcase the success of your project. Complete the Project Data table to show the tangible results you delivered. Use the Project Narrative to back up your claims.
Quality is more important than quantity. The judges are looking for in-depth, meaningful impacts. Do not estimate outputs and outcomes. You are only allowed to report impact that has occurred up to your Final Impact Report deadline.
That being say, it is understandable that your project may not be complete at the time of the deadline. Therefore, in the narrative section, include your upcoming implementation and expectations.
Sometimes it is hard to describe the intangible impacts of your project. In addition to using quantifiable evidence, include quotes from your project beneficiaries to demonstrate how you improved their quality of life.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am happy to help!
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