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Introduction to Logic Models

March 4th, 2021
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Zoom - information to be emailed
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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program participants placing tasks into a logics model laid out on the floor
Program Description:
Did you know that only 28% of nonprofits have a current logic model, which experts consider to be the foundation for promising evaluation capacities? Learn how this tool provides the foundation for a quality program design and can help an organization demonstrate how it creates social change! Logic models can help you think strategically about how you are allocating time and money in your organization. You will learn about logic models for program planning, program improvement, and as the first step to prepare for outcome measurement. 
Participants will
• Learn the five components of a logic model (participants, inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes) 
• Understand criteria for a quality logic model 
• Illustrate how a logic model will help you make improvements to your program design and daily program practices 
• See how a logic model can provide clarity on how your programs lead to the desired change 
This logic model session will draw from Theory of Change concepts including target population definition, participant strengths and challenges, reasons for program, and unintended negative outcomes. A logic model can help ensure that your program staff and your development staff are marching to the same tune!   
Once you have created your logic model, you might want to join us for the follow-up program, Outcomes Measurement, which is also taught by Ellen Bass on April 1st. You can register here.  
About the Presenter
Ellen Bass, Director, Capacity Institute
Ellen launched and directs the Capacity Institute, which helps nonprofits improve participant outcomes as a measure of mission attainment, by building and implementing their theory of change and performance management systems over two years. Nonprofits have improved intermediate outcome success rates by 212% and long-term outcome success rates by 388%! For twenty-five years, Ellen has taught and coached staff from hundreds of nonprofits how to use logic models and outcome measurement to strengthen participant outcomes, programs, staff, strategy, partnerships, and fundraising. Ellen is a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community, which includes almost 300 nonprofit thought leaders and practitioners who advance nonprofit high performance as the norm.  
Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the program.
(Photo: Jonathan Jones, EnCompass LLC for Harvard's MHTF)
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