A strong theory of how your efforts will result in social impacts is one of the most important tools for both researchers and organizations. A strong program theory helps:
- Create common understanding among stakeholders
- Obtain funds by effectively communicating your case for support
- Understand your initiative so that it can be evaluated
There are many ways to communicate your program theory, including logic models and theories of change. Some tools are better at guiding evaluation, while others are better at communicating with stakeholders. We will work with you to develop the best tool(s) to fit your particular needs.
Past clients have told us that the logic models we have developed with them allowed them to answer funders’ questions in a much more clear and concise way, and our comparison of the logic models with the best practices we found in literature led to program improvements.