A Guide to Logic Models – Grant Writing

Federal, state, provincial and foundation grant applications in both the United States and Canada are increasingly requiring the use of logic models in their grant applications. Depending on the level of complexity required, these can prove a major stumbling block, especially with looming deadlines. The purpose of this seminar is to unlock the mystery surrounding their development and use. At the conclusion, we will not promise that you will like them any better, just understand them and fear them less.

Takeaways:

  • Why logic models are important and how they are used
  • How to develop one easily (if you plan your narrative properly)
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • What are funders looking for by making one go through this exercise





Susy CamposMs. Susy Campos is the co-founder of Community Grants Associates, has over 10 years of experience in the grant writing and fundraising fields. A former Vice President of Randall Funding and Development, she has worked with a variety of clients across the United States. Previously she worked as a Project Officer at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. where her responsibilities included working in the areas of human rights, arbitration and cyber crime as well pursue grant funding for those projects. Over the course of her career she has secured tens of millions of dollars in funding for her clients.

As a co-founder, Susy also brings her Canadian experience to the projects she works on. For the past decade, she has worked with clients throughout the United States and Canada. Her expertise includes, but is not limited to, grants involving parks and recreation facilities, fire safety, justice, transportation, economic development, domestic violence, human rights and social service programs. The New Brunswick Minister of Health appointed her to the Board of theNew Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologist in 2009.

Ms. Campos has a master’s degree in International Relations and Political Theory from McMaster University and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Cheryn WojcikMs. Cheryn Wojcik is a finance professional with broad experience in municipal, nonprofit, and for-profit administration and management, as well as grants and development work. She currently works as the Grants Director in the Finance Department for the City of Springfield Massachusetts. In that capacity, she not only provides grant management and writing services, she also builds relationships with area non-profits and coordinates their participating in city grant writing activities. In addition, she is responsible for managing the role of the city when it is a partner to a non-profit taking a lead role in the grant application process.
She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and a Bachelor in Arts in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Ms. Wojcik spent her time at Maxwell studying the relationships between public and nonprofit sectors. Since then, she has spent much of her professional career working for various government agencies with a focus on bridging this gap to make communities stronger.
Community Grants AssociatesCommunity Grants Associates is dedicated to the promotion of protection of communities in both the United States and Canada. We specialize in grant related services include research, writing, budgeting, management and strategic planning for municipalities, school districts, non-profits and businesses.

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