Year End Reports
Best of Best - Year End Reports
Love 'em or hate 'em - year end reports are a UCCE necessity. Counties approach the report in a variety of ways - here are examples:
For several years, Marin has produced their annual report as a Web page.
This option saves the costs of printing, and allows for video and other rich content.
An announcement of the release of the annual report is sent via e-mail, using Constant Contact.
Orange County gave their Progress Report a fresh new look using Toolkit elements. Download the full-sized version of the Progress Report.
Humbolt Del Norte 2010 Report
Humbolt Del Norte has just released their 2010 year end report and it combines graphic elements of their newsletter into a year end report for a unified look that clearly uses the ANR Tookit treatment of UC brand elements and reinforces their own look.
Here's their matching newsletter
They announce their report via an e-mail, but with a JPG image of a document based on their newsletter template, not via an HTML e-mail as used by Marin.
Monterey County's 2010 report focuses on economic impact. It also received rave reviews:
"Received and read your report - it is a [sic] clearly outlined and enjoyable to read...and very convincing on how much we truly need UCCE in our lives!"
San Diego County
This year end report from San Diego County was prepared in Microsoft Publisher using Toolkit elements. The original was text intensive, but thoughtful editing, engaging photographs, and the use of pull quotes and side bars make it easy for readers to either scan for content or delve into the details. And this piece uses the Toolkit graphic elements and colors.