Elements of an impact statement
Find out the key elements to impact reporting.
Key elements to impact reporting
Include as many of these items as you can:
What problem are you trying to solve?
- What prompted you to begin this work?
- How important is this issue to the people of a certain community, Oregon or the nation?
- Are people suffering from this problem? How?
Quantify some part of the issue.
- Tell us what you did to help solve the problem or address the issue.
- Write as you would in a letter back home.
- Use details of the research that are meaningful to non-scientists.
- Try to quantify changes if you can, but don't stop if you can't absolutely quantify things
What are the results?
- Did you solve the problem or make substantial headway toward a solution?
- Did anyone gain financially because of your efforts?
- Are people leading better, happier, or healthier lives because of your work?
- Is the environment in better shape because of what you've done?
Who is the main contact person?
- Provide name, department and phone number.