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Extension Annual Report Cheats for Great Design

Walk through ways to enhance your annual reports created using the design template. For additional assistance, check out the Beginner InDesign Template training. Presenter: Matt Wiley

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Illinois Extension Strategic Planning Town Hall 10.20.23

From now through the end of 2024, we will engage in a strategic planning process that will create opportunities for many voices to contribute their own vision for Illinois Extension’s future.…

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2023 Annual Reports: Writing and Organizing Content

I’m going to talk about organizing your content in a way I haven’t done before. So I looked to Bono. Bono was featured last year on CBS Sunday Morning (the type of journalism I always…

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2023 Annual Reports: Accessing Data

Data helps tell a compelling story. Beth Welbes shares how to access the new data dashboard, including county-specific data. Presenter: Beth Welbes

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How to Upload a PDF to the Website

Instead of sending the public to Box for documents, upload them to the website. Presenter: Judy Bingman

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How to Upload a Document to Webtools Email

Instead of sending the public to an unbranded Box folder for documents they need, attach them to an email in Webtools. Presenter: Judy Bingman

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2023 Extension Unit Annual Report Overview

Annual Reports are an important part of telling the Extension story. They provide an opportunity to share with stakeholders, funders, and legislators the impact we have across the state, especially…

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Using the Extension Annual Report InDesign Template

Don't be intimidated by InDesign. Matt Wiley walks through the process of using the Extension Annual Report InDesign Template to complete your annual report Presenter: Matt Wiley

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Extension Website Update Fall 2023

There have been several variations of the Extension website system. As the needs of the organization changed, so did the functionality of the website and its complexity. As the technology advanced,…

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EXT: New GA4 Website Analytics Dashboard for Extension

Google is changing the way it collects and reports website analytics.The current Illinois Extension Web Analytics dashboards in Tableau will be discontinued June 30. The new system to track Extension…

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EXT MarCom: Marketing Starts When Program Planning Begins

Presenter: Emily Steele

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Copyright and Privacy Laws A Guide for Volunteers

You know the rules, but sometimes it's hard to explain those communication rules to our volunteers. Receive practical tools to help you explain important marketing requirements, including…

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EXT MarCom Social Media Policy and Digital Strategy

Hear about Illinois Extension's new social media policy and why such a document is important in 2023. We'll also discuss what digital strategy looks like for the state MarCom team…

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EXT Websites: Creating Accordions and Photo Galleries

Accordions allow lots of content to be organized on the page in hidden accordions. Presenters: Dan Horn and Judy Bingman

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EXT MarCom: Extension's Online Learning System

Last year, more than 12,000 people accessed one of Illinois Extension's 95 online courses. What content do you have that would transition into an online course? Adena Wilson and Stephanie…

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EXT MarCom: A Checklist for Your Extension Blogs on Drupal 9

Ensure every blog article has a Spotlight Image sized 730 x 400 pixels with limited/no text. The Banner image is optional. If you choose to use a banner image, be aware the image will be…

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EXT MarCom Ask the Extension Librarian

Meet Janis Shearer, the University of Illinois librarian tasked with collating historical Extension publications and documents for the university's library.

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EXT MarCom: Editing Blogs in Drupal 9

What has changed since the upgrade More options for photos NEW REQUIREMENT: Sizing and adding a Spotlight Image DISCONTINUE: Eliminate photos inside text boxes NEW PROCESS: How to link a PDF; never…

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EXT MarCom: YouTube Metrics: What is the Data Telling You?

YouTube can be an extremely powerful tool in your marketing and communications toolbox, especially if video production is already built in to your content distribution process. If you want to…

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EXT MarCom: Words to Retire

Join the discussion of words that have hidden or hurtful meanings. Presenter Carissa Nelson engages in discussion as we build a alternative lists to use that provide an engaging dialogue.

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EXT MarCom: Paid Marketing Campaigns

Presenter Erin Knowles explores the benefits and options for paid marketing campaigns using recent successful programs for University of Illinois Extension.

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EXT MarCom: Creating Radio PSAs and Scripts

Repetition is important for broadcasting. You're fighting for people's attention, so say it, repeat it, and end with it. When preparing the text content: Use Courier 12 pt. Use all caps…

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How to Use InDesign for Creating Annual Reports and Everything Else

Matt Wiley walks through some of the common things you need to know when using InDesign to create your Annual Report

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How to Create Calls to Action and Icon Rows

These simple-to-make paragraph types get big ideas across in small spaces. Presenter Judy Bingman

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