Communicate the public value of Extension and non-profit programming to policy makers, funders and the taxpaying public.

Designed For
Extension educators, researchers, communicators, administrators, non-profits, foundations, NGOs and government organizations.
Online, self-paced

Your work benefits the local and global communities, the economy, the environment and more. Learn to communicate your impact and help your organization be sustainable. 

Impact statements are useful tools for nonprofit groups and for Extension researchers, educators and communicators. This course gives you the tools to learn what impact statements are, how to write them, where to market them and how they can help your organization.  

The online Impact Statement Reporting course combines the best practices from educators nation-wide who have been conducting impact-writing training for decades. The online format ensures consistency across trainings, provides ease of use for people with busy schedules and allows for greater accessibility. The course contains examples, resources, readings and assessments to help you become an impact statement expert.


Complete this course and earn a digital badge to share your new credential and accomplishment via Facebook, LinkedIn and more. 

Module 1: Course Overview Module 2: Impact Statements and Why You Should Write Them Module 3: Know Your Audience Module 4: Definition of Impact Module 5: How To Write an Impact Statement  Module 6: Submitting Your Impact Statement Module 7: Market Your Impact

Frances Gould - Louisiana State University, Director and Professor, Public Relations & Communications, LSU Agricultural Center

Pamela Kan-Rice - University of California, Assistant Director, News & Information Outreach. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dave King - Oregon State University: Associate Provost, Outreach and Engagement

Joanne Littlefield - Colorado State University: Director, Extension Outreach and Engagement

Terry Meisenbach - eXtension, Communications & Marketing Director at eXtension

Faith Peppers - University of Georgia: Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Dean and Director

Janet Rodekohr​ - University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Communications Specialist (retired), Content Editor for Impact Statements Database

Suzanne Steel - Ohio State University: Director, College Communications, Extension