logic models

Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Lessons Learned in Government Evaluation by David Bernstein

I am David Bernstein, owner of DJB Evaluation Consulting and Director of Evaluation with the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church. Don’t let these non-governmental positions fool you. I have been involved in government evaluation for many years, and was the founding Chair of AEA’s Government Evaluation TIG. I have …

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SEA Affiliate Week: Tips for Engaging Stakeholders in Logic Modeling by Moya Alfonso

My name is Moya Alfonso, and I’m an Associate Professor at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. I would like to share a few tips on logic modeling and how to effectively engage stakeholders in each step of the process based on my eighteen years of experience engaging community stakeholders …

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NPF TIG Week: When Logic Models Alone Just Won’t Do—Use a Conceptual Framework! by Kristina Jamal and Jacqueline Singh

Greetings, we are Kristina Jamal and Jacqueline Singh. In addition to being NPFTIG members, we serve on the PDTIG leadership team. Kristina is founder of Open Hearts Helping Hands (OH3), a nonprofit that collaborates with student-focused organizations and community members. Jacqueline is an evaluation/program design advisor and founder of Qualitative Advantage, LLC. We started working together …

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A Pathway to Logic Modeling Freedom by Kirk Knestis

Kirk Knestis, CEO of Hezel Associates and huge logic model fan, back on aea365 to share what I think are useful tweaks to a common logic modeling approach. I use these “Conditional Logic Models” to avoid traps common when evaluators work with clients to illustrate the theory of action of a program or innovation being …

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Best of AEA365: Tara Gregory on Using Storytelling to Help Organizations Develop Logic Models

I’m Tara Gregory, Research and Evaluation Coordinator for Wichita State University’s Center for Community Support and Research (CCSR). CCSR works with non-profit, community and faith-based organizations across Kansas and was originally supported through the Community Psychology graduate program at Wichita State University. Many of our staff members, myself included, are graduates of this program so we’ve …

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Logic Models Week: Gretchen Jordan on Building on the Shoulders of Generic Logic Models

I’m Gretchen Jordan. I’ve been doing logic modeling and writing and teaching about how to develop them for more than 20 years. I find the process stimulating and fun, and have noticed that the more I do logic models, and the more I learn about the subject matter, the easier it is and the better …

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Logic Models Week: Ian David Moss on Why Logic Models Don’t Have to Suck

I’m Ian David Moss, and I use logic models and theories of change to help people make more strategic decisions. Recently, some smart voices in evaluation and philanthropy have argued that logic models are outdated, as implementation in a complex world too often makes a mockery of those neat and tidy diagrams that supposedly make …

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Logic Models Week: Kylie Hutchinson on Logic Models in the Age of Systems Thinking

I’m Kylie Hutchinson, independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. I also tweet regularly at @EvaluationMaven. Systems thinking and evaluation is a hot topic these days, and as someone who spends a fair bit of time in evaluation capacity building, it has me thinking a lot about logic models. Some of …

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Logic Models Week: Michele Tarsilla on Beyond an Acritical use of Logic Models in International and cross-cultural context: The “Translation” role of facilitators and capacity development specialists

My name is Michele Tarsilla (@MiEval_TuEval) and I am a transformative evaluator with a focus on capacity development in international and cross-cultural settings. Having worked in 30 countries, I have become aware of the detached -and somewhat cynical- attitude that grantees organizations have towards their funder’s requirement for developing and using logic models (see the table …

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