A logic model is a planning tool used by grant writers and program developers to clarify and visually display what your project intends to do and what it hopes to accomplish. It also, among other things, clarifies how and what is needed to reach the desired short-term/long-term outcomes.
In my experience, it’s a tool worth learning to use. It is roughly a two to three hour activity, but, in the long-run, can save you time and money. This is especially true when you’re about to dive into the development of a new program and/or seeking grant funding.
Below you’ll find recommended reading. The first document is pretty extensive, but extremely useful. There is a learning curve involved when using the Logic Model, so, be patient with yourself. On my Resources for Non-Profits page you’ll find a short video on this topic, a free downloadable document, and other resources. If you need help crafting your Logic Model, contact me. My Logic Model facilitation fee ranges from $30.00 to $55.00 per hour. It all depends on how far or close you are from Vandenberg Air Force Base. My service area is from San Luis Obispo to Oxnard, California.
- Logic Model from W.K. Kellogg Foundation: logicmodelguidepdf
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety. By Wilder: Wilder_Program_Evaluation
- Everything_you_Wanted_to_Know_about_Logic_Models_but_were_Afraid_to_Ask. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and written by Connie C. Schmitz and Beverly A. Parson.