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Developing a Framework or Model of Change


Primary Community Tool Box Supports for this Process:

1. Convene key stakeholders to develop a logic model for the effort.

  • Involve key stakeholders including representatives of the community who are affected by the problem or goal in developing framework or logic model components.

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2. Identify the intended uses for the logic model.

  • The group has identified both internal & external audiences & uses for the logic model.
  • The group has identified the appropriate scope or level(s) of the logic model.
  • The group has developed a logic model or framework, a visual picture for how it will get from here (present conditions) to there (intended outcomes), at the appropriate level(s) consistent with its intended purpose or use.

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3. Outline the key components of the logic model.

  • The logic model includes the vision &/or mission statement established by the group.
  • The framework includes a brief description of the context & conditions of the community or effort related to the problem & goal.
  • The framework includes a description of key inputs accessible by the group.
  • The logic model includes a description of activities or components of the project or intervention.
  • The logic model includes a description of intended outputs of the activities or intervention components.
  • The logic model includes outcomes or intended effects related to the objectives of the intervention or initiative.

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4. Draw a picture of the logic mode or framework that visually displays relationships between activities, outputs, and intended outcomes.

The logic model conveys the purpose & direction of the organization or effort.
The logic model shows relationships & an expected time sequence of the components & elements of the logic model.

The logic model shows connections between activities & effects over time.

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5. Use the logic model to guide the work, making adaptations as appropriate.

The group uses the logic model to communicate & convey the approach of the organization or effort for addressing the problem/goal.

The group regularly reviews & updates the logic model(s) of the initiative or program.

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