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Logic models: Where to start?

Wouldn’t it be great to have all the important parts of your program in a text-based table or in a one page diagram so you could see how all the parts relate to each other? Could show it to partners? your Board? your funders?

That’s what an outcomes logic model provides: a way to show the links between program activities and services, the results they produce, and how the results (outcomes) will be evaluated.

So far, we’ve shown a simplified Logic Model:  Needs + Solution -> Outcomes

Many different logic models are possible and helpful, and no one representation  is universally accepted. They can be represented as a one page graphic or rendered as a text-filled table. Remember that any representation is two-dimensional and static so it cannot show all the non-linear connections and feedback loops.

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