Introduction to Logic Models
Did you know that only 28% of nonprofits have a current logic model, which experts consider to be the foundation for promising evaluation capacities? Come learn how this tool provides the foundation for a quality program design! You will learn about logic models for program planning, program improvement, and as the first step to prepare for outcome measurement.
- 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
- Draft an outcomes ladder for your own program
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!
Presenter: Ellen Bass, Director, Capacity Institute
Ellen Bass 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 years, Ellen has taught and coached staff from more than three hundred nonprofits how to use logic models and outcome measurement to strengthen participant outcomes, programs, staff, strategy, partnerships, and fundraising. Ellen also founded and leads the Nonprofit Performance Management Consultant Network, to improve the effectiveness of human service nonprofits nationally by engaging consultants, nonprofits and funders to invest in performance management practices. Ellen is a member of the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, which includes more than 130 nonprofit thought leaders and practitioners who advance nonprofit high performance as the norm.