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Applying for Funding: What you N eed to Succeed Mario R. Gravelle Learning & Innovation Analyst. Applying for Funding: What you Need to Succeed . Identifying a need : Can you show that a problem exists and prove that a new intervention is needed?
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What you Need to Succeed
Mario R. Gravelle
Learning & Innovation Analyst
Identifying a need:Can you show that a problem exists and
prove that a new intervention is needed?
How can you ensure that your intervention will be effectiveand
what makes your intervention efficient?
How can you show that your grant tracking and reporting initiatives
will support a learning culture and promote your organization’s sustainability?
What are proposal deal-breakers and deal-makers?
IFa target group’s support network takes part in activities or receive services, THEN the target group is more likely to experience specific changes in their knowledge, attitudes or skills.
IFresources are available, THENa program can provide a certain set of activities or services to participants.
IFparticipants take part in activities or receive services, THENthey will experience specific changes in their knowledge, attitudes or skills.
IFindividuals change their knowledge, attitudes or skills, THENthey will change their behavior and usual practice.
A Logic Model Diagram illustrates the connection between the theories that underscore your initiative and what you intend to provide that will lead to the outcomes you want to occur.
-Inputs/Resources (financial, human, knowledge and infrastructure)
-Outputs (activities and services)
-Outcomes/Impacts (changes in knowledge, attitudes or skills leading to changes in behavior and usual practice)
A Logic Model Diagram acts as a drawing that shows how one component of an initiative leads to the next.
Case Study: Improving student learning and staff career outcomes by decreasing violence in high schools.
Better student learning outcomes (higher graduation rates and access to post-secondary education)
Improved staff career outcomes (decrease in staff burnout and turnover)
Verbal and physical violence in high schools affects student learning and staff career outcomes.
Are your proposed activities required and realizable?
Are your timelines realistic?
Is your budget reasonable?
How do you intend to stay in business?
Spreading the wealth through replication
The added value of ensuring a project’s intellectual legacy
Theory of Change and Logic Model
Andrea Anderson, The Community Builder’s Approach to Theory of Change:
A practical guide to theory anddevelopment.
Julia Coffman, Learning From Logic Models: An Example
of a Family/School Partnership Program.
University of Wisconsin, Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Logic Model Development Guide.
Professional Development and Other Links
American Evaluation Association
Canadian Evaluation Society
The Community Tool Box