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Inputs ... Outputs ... Outcomes ... Goals ...

Logic Models: Everywhere you turn, grantseekers are talking about them.

And more and more funders -- private and public alike -- are requiring them as part of your grant application package. 

But what is a "Logic Model," anyway? 

How does it work? 

What are the key elements, and how do they fit together?

And -- most important -- how can knowing how to construct a solid, makes-sense Logic Model support not only more successful grantseeking, but the success of your program itself?

This fast-paced interactive session will strip back the myths and mysteries surrounding the Logic Model Process ... and give you the tools and concepts you need to put the Logic Model to work for you!


You'll discover:

  • A new, powerful way of looking at the underlying framework of your program or project plan

  • A no-jargon, easy-to-remember, real-life "roadmap" to the key elements of a Logic Model … and how they fit together

  • How grantmakers use a “Logic Model” mindset to review your grant proposal

  • The Logic Model as a key tool for more successful, high-quality program management

  • The Logic Model in action: Samples from a variety of community organizations

  • EXCLUSIVE: An introduction to GrantsMagic U’s own unique “Change Mapping” process – a simple, very powerful way to understand your organization’s unique contribution to the world – and how to make it happen

Five-star student reviews:

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Best money ever for a grant course

Robert Onawi

Best money I have ever spent on a grant course. You completely demystified the whole logic model thing, just in one two hour session. We are doing a big collaboration and this is exactly what we need to help us plan for success. I'll be sure to re...

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Best money I have ever spent on a grant course. You completely demystified the whole logic model thing, just in one two hour session. We are doing a big collaboration and this is exactly what we need to help us plan for success. I'll be sure to report back. Thanks, Maryn! (Oh yes, and you made it fun, too.)

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Winner Winner!!

Cynthia Lerick

Once again Maryn has made me think differently. I didn't know a lot regarding the topic "logic models". In my head, I knew soon I would be asked to provide a logic model for a grant and then I would be in panic mode. After the GrantsMagic course...

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Once again Maryn has made me think differently. I didn't know a lot regarding the topic "logic models". In my head, I knew soon I would be asked to provide a logic model for a grant and then I would be in panic mode. After the GrantsMagic course "The Logic Behind The Logic Model", I feel I will be comfortable in creating logic models with success. The downloads and worksheets are helpful, but not overwhelming. The scenario to start us thinking this way was something everyone can relate to. Another amazing course presenting in an easy to follow method. Thank you!

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Five-plus stars - blown away - thank you

Jackie Stiller

Cannot say enough about how MUCH incredible value is packed into two hours. Logic Models were such a mystery to me and my team even tho most of our big funders require them. Used to just be a headache. Now I really get how powerful they are as too...

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Cannot say enough about how MUCH incredible value is packed into two hours. Logic Models were such a mystery to me and my team even tho most of our big funders require them. Used to just be a headache. Now I really get how powerful they are as tools for our own success. Can't wait to take this to our next board meeting!

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Wonderful insight into the (often confusing) logic model!

Alyson Sheppard

This course is a great explanation of one of the more confusing things in grant writing (and program development) - the logic model. Not only does Maryn break it down so you can actually understand the logic behind the logic model, but she goes on...

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This course is a great explanation of one of the more confusing things in grant writing (and program development) - the logic model. Not only does Maryn break it down so you can actually understand the logic behind the logic model, but she goes on to show you how it can be used outside the grant writing process. I see this helping me and my program directors plan projects and keep clear communication throughout the project. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants a better understanding of logic models, how to map one out, and how to use one (beyond just making/sending it in in because the funder asked for it). Maryn, thank you so much for this insightful course!

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Another Wow! from Maryn

Patricia Bryte

Another Wow! I didn't review immediately after "taking" the course; too busy applying all the valuable material Maryn presents. The material is well focused on what is the substance needed for a proposal, from the action steps to the sharing of pa...

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Another Wow! I didn't review immediately after "taking" the course; too busy applying all the valuable material Maryn presents. The material is well focused on what is the substance needed for a proposal, from the action steps to the sharing of partnering missions! I especially appreciated the vertical logical layout; makes it easy to share with my colleague about zeroing in on what really matters - logically. I could easily fill in the Change Map as if being led by a live facilitator. The course clearly lays out the wisdom and rationale of thinking through resources, actions and clarifying the difference between outputs and outCOMES! I refer to the models constantly for useful language and critical thinking. Anybody starting out in fundraising or any project can benefit from this practical, visionary, concrete, easily grasped program and information! On to the next one!

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Curriculum:

TOTAL VIDEO TIME: 1 hr. 43 min.


LET'S GET GOING!  (7:15 min.)

  • A Quick Warm-Up: Mama Elephant
  • Nerd Alert!
  • Our Agenda
  • The Logic Model and Navigating Change: The Big Question


A. THE CHANGE MAP AND THE CHANGE GAP: FROM DESOLATION ISLAND ... TO EMERALD CITY! (23:24 min.)

  • Your Secret Code-Breaker Cheat Sheet!
  • How to Construct a Bridge
  • Big-Picture Context: The Change Map
  • The Universal Ideal: What We Say We Want
  • The Current Situation: What We See We Have
  • Change in the Direction of the Universal Ideal
  • Strategies or Interventions
  • Where the Logic Model Fits In!


B. WHAT'S LOGIC GOT TO DO WITH IT? - LET'S GET TACTICAL (28:24 min.)

  • Building the Logic Model: Linking Action with Impact
  • The Basic Logic Model "Look"
  • Definitions of Basic Terms
  • What "Guzzinta" ... and What "Comezoutta"
  • A Typical Horizontal Logic Model
  • EXERCISE: Let's Get Logical! - Planning a Training Program
  • Where Does the Planning Begin?
  • Looking at More Examples
  • The Bottom-Up Logic Model - a Quick Peek


C. PUTTING THE HARD-WORKING LOGIC MODEL TO WORK ... FOR YOU, YOUR TEAM, AND YOUR COMMUNITY (21:15 min.)

  • How We Can Use Logic Models in our Organizations: Mapping, Navigating, Diagnosing
  • What's Wrong with This Picture? - Logic Model Misalignments
  • The Bottom-Up Logic Model and the Feedback Loop
  • What Exactly Are We Going to Evaluate?
  • How We Can Use Logic Models in Collaborative Work
  • How We Can use Logic Models to Create and Manage Change
  • REVIEW: Putting It Into Practice


BONUS: The Logic Behind the Logic Model - Q&A (23:20 min.)

Questions from a live audience about the Logic Model, how it works - and how to put it to work!

Accepted Continuing Education Credits:

THE LOGIC BEHIND THE LOGIC MODEL (1 hr. 43 min. viewing time) is accepted by the following credentialing institutions for professional Continuing Education (CE) points:

Meet Maryn!

Maryn M. Boess

Founder/Chief Magic-Maker

Over her 35+-year nonprofit career, Maryn Boess has been an on-staff grantwriter; a grants consultant (winning $42 million for her clients over 10 years); a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and – starting in 2006 - even a grantmaker. This 3-D background brings a unique insider's perspective to the practical, inspiring trainings on healthy, successful grantsmanship she shares with thousands of people each year through GrantsMagic U (Go.GrantsMagic.org).

A true dual-citizen of the grants world, Maryn may be the only person holding membership in both Grant Professionals Association (for grantseekers) - and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (for grantmakers). In 2020, Maryn became just the second inductee into the international Grant Professionals Class of Distinguished Fellows, in recognition of her long history of contribution to the field.