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Do we need a logic model?

Using a logic model is very helpful when navigating the process of outcome measurement.  According to Basic Guide to Outcomes Based Evaluation for Nonprofits with Very Little Resources, a logic model helps:

  • Develop programs that meet community/target population needs
  • Develop clear goals and measurable objectives
  • Develop activities
  • Define outcomes (short or long-term outcomes)
  • Don’t worry about completing the “perfect” logic model – ultimately, you’re the expert here

There are many different types of logic models, so if your organization does not have one for the program (or if the model is outdated), start with the basic but most important information. 

Members, view our Logic Model template in the Knowledge Center

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