Getting Extension on the Map: Common Indicators, Common Reporting

Personal Finance December 13, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

The recently released briefing paper, "Cooperative Extension's Capacity to Demonstrate Impact in Financial Capability and Well-Being: A Briefing Paper," is a result of almost two years of collaborative effort by Extension FRM professionals to share and document programmatic similarities across the states in an attempt to develop three programmatic tools: 1) a common logic model, 2) a list of program outputs and outcome indicators, and 3) a crosswalk of NIFA indicators to programmatic indicators provided by participants.

It was shared at a recent Extension pre-conference at the annual Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education Symposium during a session entitled: Impactful Financial Education: How Cooperative Extension is Making a Difference. Extension professionals from over half of the states attended and embraced the ideas presented. They left the pre-conference enthusiastic about working collectively to show the impact we are having within our local communities and nationally. Plans are in the works to concept test the aggregation of an umbrella indicator during the 2018 calendar year. We are serious about moving these efforts forward.

Please join us by reviewing and sharing the link to this page (or, the individuals documents) with others. We encourage you to visit with the FRM personnel in your state to learn more about these efforts. We welcome your feedback, insights, and support of these efforts as we continue to position initiative FRM programming for the future.

In addition to the Briefing Paper, these additional files are available:

Financial Capability and Well-Being Indicator Crosswalk (pdf)

Financial Capability and Well-Being Indicator Crosswalk (xls) [coming soon]

Financial Capability and Well-Being Logic Model (pdf)

Financial Capability and Well-Being Logic Model (pub) [coming soon]

Specific Financial Capability and Well-Being Indicators (pdf)

Specific Financial Capability and Well-Being Indicators (docx) [coming soon]

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