What is a Logic Model?

A Logic Model is a visual diagram that illustrates how your program will work.  In simpler terms, logic models communicate an organization’s projects, programs, operations, activities, and goals.  Logic Models can be used in program planning, implementation, evaluation, or communication.

Quick facts about Logic Models:

  • Logic Models are short, often only one page
  • Logic Models take different forms and no two are identical
  • Logic Models should be easy to read and explain the goals and practices of an organization

 

 What information is included in a Logic Model? 

Logic Models organize efforts into main categories such as, inputs, outputs, activities, and outcomes.

 

Inputs

  • People, capital, supplies, apparatus, research, and technology
  • The materials an organization utilizes to meet their goals 

Outputs

  • Quantifiable units of service and products generated by program activities

Short term results

  • Raised awareness/consciousness
  • Change in knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors

Long term results

  • Change in community conditions, financial conditions, or civic conditions, such as policy change

Activities

  • What an organization does such as meetings, trainings, and events in order to achieve outcomes

Impacts

  • Short term, medium term, and long term results or impacts that resulted from an organization's actions
  • Effects a program or organization had upon a target audience

 

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