This introduction to logic models as a tool for designing program evaluations defines the
major components of non-profit programs—resources, activities, outputs, and short-,
mid-, and long-term outcomes—and uses an example to demonstrate the relationships
among them.  Developed by the REL-Pacific, the brief is written for educators.  However, it’s easily understandable and its content is relevant to parent center program development and management.

This guide, along with other guides and a computerized application designed to build a logic model, are available for download from the REL Pacific website ( or by contacting REL Pacific at