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Critical Thinking for Logic Modeling and Grant Writing

This practical two-day skill-building training, a streamlined combination of the logic modeling and grant writing trainings, focuses on developing the critical and logical thinking skills necessary to develop effective logic models and grant applications.

Key areas covered include:

  • Applying a 10-step best process model to guide program development from problem assessment through planning for sustainability
  • Developing a logic model: where and how to begin
  • Understanding the relationship between risk factors and possible intervention strategies
  • Using logical thinking to guide resource and program/partner decisions
  • Considering the rationale for including specific program components
  • Using staged outcomes to enhance the logic model and its value in evaluation
  • Analyzing a Request for Applications (RFA) or Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • Understanding and describing the “what, why and how” of your program
  • Writing S.M.A.R.T. (specific,  measurable, achievable, relevant, time-framed) objectives
  • Integrating evaluation throughout the proposed work plan
  • Preparing the executive summary for the proposal



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