We know teams have been working hard this year to empower their target audience. When we’re talking to teams through phone calls, Skype chats and campus visits, we feel the enthusiasm and energy you have for your projects. Sometimes, it’s hard to translate all the work you’ve 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, we 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, don’t 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.
- Don’t 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. We’re looking for in-depth, meaningful impacts. Don’t estimate outputs and outcomes. We want to know the actual, direct results of your project.
- Sometimes it’s 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.
If you have questions about the Final Impact Report, let us know! We’re happy to help!