Logic Model Overview

What is a logic model and how is it structured?

Your program's logic model is a step-by-step illustration of how your program creates value (also known as an "impact model" or a "theory of change"). In addition to efficiently explaining and quantifying how the program's services contribute to social impact, the logic model helps distinguish between outputs, interim outcomes, and end outcomes (i.e., social impact), enabling both the donor and the nonprofit to focus on the proper metrics for evaluating success.

Our Approach

At True Impact, we break inputs, outputs, and outcomes into a five stage logic model, which can be seen below. 


Program Development icon Program Development The number of improvements in infrastructure, operating practices, systems, or staff used to deliver a program’s services. (optional)
Reach icon Reach The number of people served by the program.
Learn icon Learn The number of people who then gain the skills, knowledge, motivation, or access to resources that will enable them to achieve success. (optional)
Act icon Act The number of people who then take action or change behavior in order to achieve success. (optional)
Succeed icon Succeed (Social Impacts) The number of people who gain income, health, housing, or otherwise improve their well-being by achieving the program's end goal.