Updated on May 15, 2018
One-page reports are a great way to provide a snapshot of a project’s activities and impact to stakeholders such as advisory groups, college administrators, and NSF program officers. Summarizing key evaluation facts in a format that is easily and quickly digestible engages the busy reader and can make your project stand out.
Although traditional, long-form evaluation reports are still an excellent way to distribute evaluation results, one-page reports increase the engagement, understanding, and use of evaluation for both the current grant and leveraging findings with potential follow-up grants.
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Did you attend our presentation at the 2017 American Evaluation Association conference? Resources from the presentation including slides and handouts are available below.
Abstract: “We want a one-pager!” These words seem to be more common these days when working with clients. The new trend is to have reports full of visual charts and quick take-away pieces like one-pagers. Although traditional, long-form evaluation reports are an excellent way to distribute evaluation results to your stakeholders, not all stakeholders want to read a lengthy report. With attention to learning as a goal for evaluation, one-pagers allow more audiences to learn from the evaluation in a format that is easily and quickly digestible. Evaluation one-pagers are a great way to provide a snapshot of your evaluation results that your client can take and share with other stakeholders, participants, and the community. In this demonstration, we will provide you with the tools and resources you need to create effective one-pagers and share some examples that have worked well in our practice.
Below we have an array of materials from our presentation: handout, slides, GIF that shows design process, a video that illustrates how to set up a document in PowerPoint and additional resources.
Document Design Process (click on image below to start GIF):
See our start to finish production of a one-pager!