April 24, 2014
Developing a logic model for your organization may not seem urgent relative to our day-to-day work in the field of black male achievement. However, taking the time to develop this model – which links an organization’s activities to its results – is too important to ignore. First, a logic model, because it provides a picture of what your organization is working on, can help us make decisions about what direction to go in and keep the big picture in mind when making decisions. Second, a logic model can be key to demonstrating to external audiences — including funders — that the program is having an impact and thus investment worthy. Please see below for how a logic model can help program success, also from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation here. Next week, we will share the next critical step: developing a Theory of Change that outlines the hypothesis, assumptions and evidence for why your organization’s activities will presumably lead to desired results.
The Institute for Black Male Achievement is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys through systemic change.
|Program Elements||Criteria for Program Success||Benefits of Program Logic Models|
|Planning and Design||
Implementation and Management
|Relevant, credible, and useful performance data can be obtained.||Focuses attention of management on the most important connections between action and results.|
Communication, and Marketing
|The intended users of the evaluation results have agreed on how they will use the information.||Provides a way to involve and engage stakeholders in the design, processes, and use of evaluation.
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