Logic Models: Theories of Change, Leverage, and Scale

Edited by Peter Frumkin

in Strategic Giving

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226266268
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226266282 | DOI:
Logic Models: Theories of Change, Leverage, and Scale

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This chapter discusses the role of the theories of change, leverage, and scale in helping donors improve philanthropic effectiveness. It explains that there are strong connections linking these theories to one another and all three pieces actually fit together into what is known as a logic model. This chapter presents a diagram of the elements of a logic model and explains how to construct a logic model. It also clarifies that the construction of logic models is not a substitute for the inner exploration and search for fundamental commitments that lie at the core of strategic giving.

Keywords: philanthropic effectiveness; donors; theory of change; theory of leverage; theory of scale; logic model; strategic giving

Chapter.  17731 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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