Figure 2: Decision grid to determine priority issues
Groups may weight components differently.
Are there known effective solutions?
How realistic is it that MU Extension and its partners can address the problem and get results?
Do we have or can we access the necessary expertise and resources?
Is the problem or the need increasing?
How severe are the consequences?
What would happen if the need is not addressed?
Is it crucial that MU Extension address this issue because no one else is?
Does it need more attention?
Are we are the only organization equipped to address it (in contrast to it already being addressed by multiple entities)?
Are there key partners or funding sources that could assist MU Extension in addressing this need?
Would addressing this need position MU Extension well or raise visibility across the state?
Are revenue opportunities associated with the feasible needs identified?
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