Glossary

A comprehensive impact management glossary with hundreds of terms and counting.

When it comes to managing impact, many terms mean different things to different people, or different words are often used to mean the same thing. This glossary attempts to clarify the similarities and differences in language usage among a number of impact-focused disciplines that often interact.

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Logic Model

Evaluation

A visual representation, provides a road map showing the sequence of related events connecting the need for a planned program with the programs’ desired outcomes and results.

Evaluation

The program logic model is defined as a picture of how your organization does its work – the theory and assumptions underlying the program. A program logic model links outcomes (both short- and long-term) with program activities/processes and the theoretical assumptions/principles of the program.

Related: Theory of change, Value chain, Impact chain, Impact map, Impact value chain, Logframe, Logical Framework

Commentary

A basic logic model links inputs, activities or processes, outputs, and outcomes (short-term and long-term). There are many variations of logic models and formats to present them.