The Use of Logic Models by Community-Based Initiatives

Kaplan, S.A. & Garrett, K.E.
Evaluation and Program Planning 2005; 28:167-172

Many grant programs now require community-based initiatives to develop logic models as part of the application process or to facilitate program monitoring and evaluation. This paper examines three such programs to understand the benefits and challenges of using logic models to help build consensus and foster collaboration within a community coalition, strengthen program design, and facilitate internal and external communication. The paper concludes with recommendations for how to make the logic model development process more useful for community-based initiatives.