MODULE 3:

PROGRAM

DESIGN

TAKE THE

PRE-TEST

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM DESIGN

WELCOME TO MODULE 3

OUR RESOURCES

01

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

A good program meets stakeholder needs. This worksheet will help you use a participatory approach to assessing needs in your community.

02

PROBLEM STATEMENT

A concise and powerful problem statement is the key to any funding proposal. This short powerpoint will help you write a compelling problem statement for your program.

03

SMART OBJECTIVES

Creating SMART objectives will help you outline the timeline, bite-sized goals, and measuring tools for your program.

04

LOGIC MODEL & THEORY OF CHANGE

A logic model and theory of change takes the reader  through the how and why of your program. It outlines the inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, impact, goals, and assumptions.

05

CURRICULUM

A good program has a curriculum that it follows with structured sessions created from best-practices with your population and objectives.

06

ACTION PLAN

A good program has an action plan that outlines all activities needed to meet the process and outcome objectives.

07

BUDGET

A line-item budget helps the organization prepare for the in-kind and donated funds and resources needed for the program. It is an essential part of any fundraising campaign.

08

MONITORING, EVALUATION, & LEARNING PLAN

Your monitoring and evaluation plan shows your organization and stakeholders 1) what effect your program is having 2) the degree to which the organization is adhering to the work plan and 3) evidence to improve or change the program.

EXAMPLES FROM OUR PARTNERS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CURRICULUM

BOXGIRLS, South Africa

This curriculum from Boxgirls, South Africa describes sports for development modules that aim to increase self-esteem and community engagement.

LOGIC MODEL

CRHP, India

This logic model comes from a nutrition program that CRHP, India hopes to implement in the coming year. 

Getting to Outcomes

Rand Corporation

This toolkit put together by the RAND Foundation goes through the 10 steps of Getting to Outcomes, including how to plan, deliver, and evaluate & improve your programs.

Project & Organizational Development

Columbia University

This handbook explains what NGOs need for successful program design from the perspectives of funders and donors. It is a great resource for writing grants and proposals.

Theory of Change Toolkit

Thousand Currents

This toolkit shows creative ways to create a theory of change for organizations who see the world differently. Check out their TOC infographic!

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