1.18: Why use the Logic Model?

Why should you use the logic model? How will it help you?

The logic model:

  • Brings detail to broad goals and helps in planning, evaluation, implementation, and communications.
  • Helps to identify gaps in our program logic and clarifies assumptions so success may be more likely.
  • Builds understanding and promotes consensus about what the program is and how it will work. Builds buy-in and teamwork.
  • Makes underlying beliefs explicit.
  • Helps to clarify what is appropriate to evaluate, and when, so that evaluation resources are used wisely.
  • Summarizes complex programs to communicate with stakeholders, funders, audiences.
  • Enables effective competition for resources. (Many funders request logic models in their grant requests).

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