What is a Theory of Change?

May 23, 20191 min read

When Project Evident begins an engagement with a new partner, we begin with a thorough assessment of the organization’s needs and capabilities, and in some cases, work with them to develop a Theory of Change.

By definition, Theory of Change is the aggregate of activities and processes that an organization pinpoints as necessary to improving outcomes both internally, with an eye towards improving the way services are delivered within their communities.

The concept was first introduced in the 1990s, and has proven to be an effective tool for defining success, and the steps organizations need to take in pursuit of better, and more effective operations.

This guide, developed by the Center for the Theory of Change is one that we recommend to organizations who are starting to build a Theory of Change, or need help defining actionable steps as they move forward with established plans.

Providing users with resources including videos, examples of organizations that have created successful theories of change, the tool also includes access to software specifically built to assist with creating a Theory of Change.

Read the full article here.

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