Creating a Theory of Change and Logic Model
What you'll learn
- Explaining your theory of change through logic modelling
- How to create a logic model, step by step
- Discover the difference between inputs, outputs and outcomes
- How to use your logic model to plan an evaluation
- Explore the tools that can help you during the process
- Systems Change and Evaluation Report included
- No previous knowledge necessary. Anyone can learn.
A Logic Model is a planning, learning and management tool that shows how program and organisational activities lead to desired results and change. Logic Models are important as they explain your Theory of Change, help you plan and develop an evaluation strategy. They support you to test your assumptions and theory concerning how to solve a particular problem or issue.
Logic Models engage and energise those managing and implementing activities, and are used to gain the support of funders and grant makers. They are use to monitor activities and determine how efficient and effective they are.
Using a Theory of Change and Logic Models in your planning, monitoring and evaluation work will help you understand your activities better; communicate more effectively with your team, funders and donors; report more efficiently on what works and why; and improve your success and social impact.
This course explains in detail who uses Logic Models, the definitions and how to create your own Logic Model step by step. It provides an overview of how the Logic Model is the foundation work needed before you begin an evaluation.
Who this course is for:
- Charitable and community services
- Social enterprise and business
- Government departments and policy makers
- Philanthropic funders and grant makers
Dr Ruth Knight is a researcher and lecturer in nonprofit management and social enterprise at QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. Ruth has extensive experience in nonprofit leadership roles and gained her PhD researching workplace culture, change readiness and organisational sustainability.
Her special interests are culture transformation, developing high performing leaders and teams and measuring outcomes. Ruth is on a mission to advance quality research and practice in the sector to enable organisations achieve greater social impact.