Chances are you have heard of The Theory of Change methodology, which is often used in enterprises, NGOS and governmental organizations that promote social change.

According to the Center for Theory of Change, it is defined as the building blocks required to bring about a given long-term goal. This set of connected building blocks–interchangeably referred to as outcomes, results, accomplishments, or preconditions is depicted on a map known as a pathway of change/change framework, which is a graphic representation of the change process.

But how does it work exactly? And how can you apply it to your social impact project? Learn how to define the problem you are trying to solve and define your specific solutions to that problem with the Aspen Institute's practical Theory of Change Guide. The guide has a specific emphasis on comunity building, and includes a step-by-step guide to planning a Theory of Change meeting along with a resource toolbox and a case study.

Download the Theory of Change Guide here.

Originally published on July 11, 2014

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