the logic behind logic models

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Logic Models: Everywhere you turn, grantseekers are talking about them. 

And more and more funders — private and public alike — are requiring them as part of your grant application package. 

But what is a “Logic Model,” anyway? 

How does it work? 

What are the key elements, how do they fit together, and — most important — how can knowing how to construct a solid, makes-sense Logic Model support not only more successful grantseeking, but the success of your program itself?

This fast-paced interactive session will strip back the myths and mysteries surrounding the Logic Model Process and give you the tools and concepts you need to put the Logic Model to work for you.

You’ll discover: 

  • A new, powerful way of looking at the underlying framework of your program or project plan
  • A no-jargon, easy-to-remember, real-life “roadmap” to the key elements of a Logic Model … and how they fit together
  • How grantmakers use a “Logic Model” mindset to review your grant proposal
  • The Logic Model as a key tool for more successful, high-quality program management
  • The Logic Model in action: Samples from a variety of community organizations
  • EXCLUSIVE:  An introduction to GrantsMagic U’s own unique “Change Mapping” process – a simple and very powerful way to develop a high-level understanding of your organization’s unique contribution to the world – and what it will take to make it happen

Curriculum:

LET’S GET GOING! (7:15 min.)

  • A Quick Warm-Up: Mama Elephant
  • Nerd Alert!
  • Our Agenda
  • The Logic Model and Navigating Change: The Big Question

A. THE CHANGE MAP AND THE CHANGE GAP: FROM DESOLATION ISLAND … TO EMERALD CITY! (23:24 min.)

  • Your Secret Code-Breaker Cheat Sheet!
  • How to Construct a Bridge
  • Big-Picture Context: The Change Map
  • The Universal Ideal: What We Say We Want
  • The Current Situation: What We See We Have
  • Change in the Direction of the Universal Ideal
  • Strategies or Interventions
  • Where the Logic Model Fits In!

B. WHAT’S LOGIC GOT TO DO WITH IT? – LET’S GET TACTICAL (28:24 min.)

  • Building the Logic Model: Linking Action with Impact
  • The Basic Logic Model “Look”
  • Definitions of Basic Terms
  • What “Guzzinta” … and What “Comezoutta”
  • A Typical Horizontal Logic Model
  • EXERCISE: Let’s Get Logical! – Planning a Training Program
  • Where Does the Planning Begin?
  • Looking at More Examples
  • The Bottom-Up Logic Model – a Quick Peek

C. PUTTING THE HARD-WORKING LOGIC MODEL TO WORK … FOR YOU, YOUR TEAM, AND YOUR COMMUNITY (21:15 min.)

  • How We Can Use Logic Models in our Organizations: Mapping, Navigating, Diagnosing
  • What’s Wrong with This Picture? – Logic Model Misalignments
  • The Bottom-Up Logic Model and the Feedback Loop
  • What Exactly Are We Going to Evaluate?
  • How We Can Use Logic Models in Collaborative Work
  • How We Can use Logic Models to Create and Manage Change
  • REVIEW: Putting It Into Practice

BONUS: The Logic Behind the Logic Model – Q&A (23:20 min.)

Questions from a live audience about the Logic Model, how it works – and how to put it to work!


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