Define Your Impact

After determining the impact goal, i.e. what exactly you want to measure and for whom, you can start drawing up the Theory of Change.

It is a process you ideally do with your colleagues, experts (by experience) and some main stakeholders. The first time it may take a while to get used to the specific way of thinking, but with each revision the way of working becomes more familiar and the theory of change more refined.

Start with a visual overview of the theory of change and next write it out in a narrative.

Creating a pathway of change is more of an art than a science.

20 minutes

This introductory session will take you approximately 20 minutes to get through, that is, if you just follow the explanations.

70 minutes

With additional reading this session should take you in total about 70 minutes to complete.

4 hours

With additional reading and a review of the academic articles, journal articles or advanced concepts should take you, more like, 4 hours to complete.

In this part you find three topics. The first will provide you with some basic information on the theory of change, the following show you two different approaches to draw your own theory of change. A guideline with questions will walk you through the exercise