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Plan Backward and Implement Forward - Using a Logic Model for Effective Program Planning and Evaluation

This active, interactive workshop converts a dry topic (logic models) into a practical and productive hands-on session where participants will leave with their own draft outline of a logic model for an existing or conceptual program or project.

Often perceived as a burdensome, after-the-fact exercise when submitting grant proposals, the logic model should instead be embraced as an essential backwards planning tool before the writing of a grant proposal has even begun. Well-constructed logic models tie together the target population, expected outcomes and how they will be measured, activities, resources, and budget for a program or initiative. Using them prior to writing will improve both grant proposals and the execution of funded programs. Logic models also help to make decisions about what can/should be scaled back when a proposed project is not fully funded. The development of a logic model is an essential process for building a series of intentional, clearly articulated strategies that begin with the end in mind.

*To maximize the experience of this workshop, we recommend attending with at least 1 additional person from your organization. Program managers, grant-writers, and EDs of small to medium-sized organizations will benefit most from this workshop.

We plan to hold this event in-person adhering to federal and state health and safety guidelines, as well as protocols set forth by the venue. Depending on updated guidelines at the time of the event, we may require participants to wear a face-covering. Please do not attend if you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Please note that protocols may change at the time of the event. 


Becky Berk

Becky Berk has worked in the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire for over thirty years. A versatile professional, Becky has broad experience in grant-writing, project management, quality improvement, facilitation, executive leadership, and participatory evaluation. Experienced in writing and evaluating grant proposals and in using data for decision-making, Becky currently serves as the Data Administrator for the NH Children's Trust. Becky started her career teaching physics and biology in Cairo, Egypt, before obtaining a degree in Organizational Development and Leadership and morphing into nonprofit management. Becky's approach marries the discipline of a scientist with the passion of service professionals.


Date/Time: Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00 pm
Location: League of NH Craftsmen , Concord
Fees: Member - $50 Not yet member - $100 Additional People from Same Organization - $25

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