Demystifying Logic Models

Demystifying Logic Models

Talk about grants, and staff members of a nonprofit may wrinkle their nose knowing the attention to detail and level of planning that goes into a successful application *in addition* to still balancing all of their other day to day roles. Talk about grants and logic models and it isn’t just the staff members of the nonprofit wrinkling their nose, but also often the grant professionals themselves.

As grant professionals we know that logic models are a critical tool in our grant seeking tool box. In fact, Diane H. Leonard, GPC talked about logic models as a tool for grant professionals on SmartEGrants earlier this week.

So how do members of the #grantchat community approach grant applications when logic models are required versus when they are not?

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We as grant professionals might personally find logic models to be a stressful exercise or portion of the application at times. Can you imagine how members of the grant team who are not as familiar with their flow and importance in an application might feel? They are probably shouting “YIKES!” inside. So how do members of the #grantchat community help explain the logic model process, form, and components such as inputs, outputs and outcomes?

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Looking for some resources related to logic models to use in increasing your understanding and also helping your colleagues on the grant teams you work with to better understand logic models? Here are some resources and tips from the #grantchat community:

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Wondering about more of the #grantchat conversation on logic models? You can read the full transcript on Storify here.


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