What change do you expect in your target audience?
Before you begin… KNOW YOUR FUNDER! “GOALS FOR THE COMMON GOOD: THE UNITED WAY CHALLENGE TO AMERICA”
The Logic Model OUTCOMES INPUTS ACTIVITIES OUTPUTS Long-Term Intermediate Short-Term
INPUTS Inputs = the resources used in your program activities. Example: Library “Bookbaggers” program
ACTIVITIES Activities = strategies, processes, events, or services that are undertaken with the inputs. Things you do to achieve your results.
OUTPUTS Outputs = Products or units of service that you create with your inputs and activities. Usually quantitative measures
OUTCOMES Outcomes = specific statements of the desired changes in the target population due to a program’s activities. Preschool children will develop a love of books and reading and enter school ready to read, write, and listen.
Resources Goals for the Common Good: The United Way Challenge to America http://unway.3cdn.net/f122651502d3bbc605_afm6b6f5c.pdf Logic Model Handbook http://www.vsuw.org/file/logic_model_handbook_updated_2008.pdf Everything You Wanted to Know About Logic Models But Were Afraid To Ask http://www.insites.org/documents/logmod.htm How Libraries and Librarians Help: A Guide to Identifying User-Centered Outcomes (book) by Durrance and Fisher The United Way Model of Outcomes Assessment as Applied to the Public Library (paper) by Lynne Bolick Reed