Further Resources on Log Frames and Tools to Help You Represent Programme Theory

Further Resources on Log Frames and Tools to Help You Represent Programme Theory




Book: Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models (Sue C. Funnell & Patricia J. Rogers)

See pages 229-292 for a discussion on developing a theory of action and representing your programme theory.

Guideline: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide 

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide provides an orientation to the underlying principles and language of the program logic model.

Video presentation: Usable Knowledge online logic model training

Learn what a logic model is and how to build one through a narrated presentation by Usable Knowledge. 

Video: How to create a flow chart in Microsoft Word

Youtube video: Creating a Simple Flowchart in Microsoft Word, by Professor Floyd Jay Winters uploaded in 2011

Software: Do view

Software to draw outcomes chains and logic models which has functionality to allow for layered documents. For example, if you click on an outcome/category you will open another page that unpacks the outcome in more detail.  At almost a R1000 for a small NPO licence it is expensive, although it generates PDF documents to enable your entire team to share information and avoid purchasing multiple licences. For some large and very complex programmes this investment might be worthwhile. The developers also offer a programme providing free licences for users in developing countries. 

Software: Lucid Chart

This is an intuitive and collaborative diagramming, web-based software programme.  It does not allow for automatic layered documents, but you can always create several pages and insert hyperlinks.  You can work on the same chart at the same time with people in different locations. There is an option of taking out a fourteen day free trial; from this it costs around R50 per team member per month and so is fairly affordable. Additionally,  you will probably not need it every month.

Software: Creatly

Offers similar features to Lucid Chart, but provides thousands of ready-made templates for users to work directly from.  There are very good pricing options (including one version that is free subject to some limitations). One of these limits is that all diagrams have to be public and only three people are able to collaborate at one time. Another great option is Creatly Desktop which allows you to work offline and automatically sync work to the cloud allowing everybody to collaborate.  

Online training: Enhancing Programme Performance with Logic Models

This course provides a holistic approach to planning and evaluating education and outreach programmes. It helps programme practitioners use and apply logic models and help to develop a way of thinking that leads to accountability and improved work. Users will learn what a logic model is and how to use one for planning, implementation, evaluation and communicating about programmes.  If you don't have time to work through the course, the programme manual is also an excellent resource to have on hand. 

Video: How to work with tables in Word 2007. 

A Youtube video by Centralia College on how to work with Tables in Microsoft Office 2010.  If you are not running Microsoft Office 2010 just google a Youtube video for 'tables' with the version you have. 

Where the resource is a book that is only commercially available the link will take you to international distributor Amazon where you can look through sections of the book before you buy it. If you live in South Africa and decide to buy the book, it is worthwhile to order it from local distributor Kalahari to save on import expenses.