What is a Logic Model?
A logic model is a ‘map’ of your program. It is a simple, logical illustration of what you do, why you do it and how you will know if you are successful. There is a wide variety of logic model formats, but most have the same key components. The elements of a logic model will become clearer as you go through the logic model building process. Although it is laid out in a step by step fashion, you will find the need to “loop back” to make sure decisions made in later steps still match choices you made earlier in the process.
Where can I learn more about logic models?
You can continue on this page or for more in-depth instruction, FRIENDS has an Online Learning Center that provides courses in Logic Models and other areas of interest. To find the FRIENDS courses, click on the link below and follow the instructions.
What are the specific components of a logic model?
The component names for logic models vary, but they share the same basic features. FRIENDS has developed content for each area. To learn about an area and any possible alternate terminology, visit each of the sections listed below.
Where can I create a logic model of my own?
FRIENDS, in collaboration with the Child Welfare Information Gateway, has developed an on-line Logic Model Builder. It guides users as they create their own logic model. As users select outcomes and indicators from the menu, they are exported to the corresponding section of the logic model. The user can modify the outcomes and indicators to more accurately reflect the user’s intent and format. Click here to go directly to the Logic Model Builder.
Where can I see other logic model formats?
As we stated above, there are several formats for logic models in practice. Below are links to other models used in grant applications.
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