Constructing a Logic Model Tutorial Summary
A logic model:
Reflects your program’s goals and objectives. A logic model should use simple
language to clearly communicate “how” and “why” your program will work. It
serves as a planning tool and enhances your ability to clearly explain the program’s
purpose, goals, objectives, and approaches to program staff, collaborators, and all key
Should be specific and tailored to your program. To develop a logic model,
collaborate with all relevant stakeholders so that it is more useful, accurately reflects
the programming and concepts of the program, and documents information that is
relevant to stakeholders. It should provide the detail needed to identify, explain, and
monitor your program’s activities, outputs, and outcomes.
Reflects the concerns and interests of key stakeholders. A logic model should not
be created in a vacuum; it is most effective as an evaluation, monitoring, and planning
tool if all key stakeholders are involved in its development and refinement. This
collaboration will increase their awareness and commitment, integrate their
knowledge and experiences into the program design, and increase the likelihood that
program strategies will be accepted and implemented.
Should be revised as the program evolves. A logic model visually depicts a
program as a whole or during a specific time period. Repeated assessment, review,
and modification of the model as the program evolves can be used to illustrate
changes in program focus, show steps taken to plan program components, or
implement more effective program strategies.