In Video: The Logic Model (Part 2)

Finally, here is Part 2 to Leslie’s video on the logic model/how to be a fantastic ukulele player.

Last time, she went over the first 3 parts to a logic model:

  1. Input
  2. Activities
  3. Output

Click on the video below to find out what is next and also for a musical “treat”!

As you can see, a logic model can be used as a pragmatic, visual learning tool for your organizational planning and programming.  One of its benefits is that it provides a clear and concise image of both the processes and goals of an organization.  As a concrete representation of what’s going on in your organization, it can help put everyone on the same page.  Also, it is important to consider the logic model as in draft form.  This will allow for flexibility, progress, change, and therefore, better effectiveness.  After all, as much as it is a learning tool, it is also meant to be a using and evaluation tool too.

Here are some useful resources to help you and your organization learn more about logic models…

The Logic Model Guidebook gives a great Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why account of logic models.  The book is a thorough look at the main  purposes of logic models, the different types that can be  utilized, and provides plenty of visual examples to facilitate quick and effective learning.

Please click on the book image to search for the book at ACPL.

Also, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a great resource to turn to for a comprehensive and concise look at the use of logic models.  Filled with explanations, instructions, and step-by-step exercises, this guide would be an excellent tool for those organizations who are looking to build there own logic models from scratch.

On a side note, if you are interested in learning more about video podcasting for your nonprofit, the PCNRC recently facilitated a workshop with ACPL’s Melissa Kiser on the topic.  Some helpful and interesting tips were gone over.  To see more from that workshop, please click here.

– L.W.

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