In the Toolbox, you will find all the NORC Blueprint’s worksheets, checklists, and other tools. Using the sorting options on the right, you can go to a listing of all the tools, or you can narrow your search to the tools used in a given NORC Blueprint step. Most of these tools are also referenced in other parts of the website corresponding to situations where their use is most relevant.

While some of these tools have been generously made available by their creators, many were created specifically for this website and can be found nowhere else. All have undergone rigorous pilot-testing.


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Developing a Logic Model

NORC programs undertake a variety of projects to improve the aging in place experience in/of a community. There are many moving parts to this. A logic model can be used to create a picture of how the many elements of a project—including planned activities and expected outcomes—are supposed to work together. Think of it as a road map for your project. A logic model is a useful tool that can be used not only for evaluation purposes, but for planning and program design, managing programs, improving accountability, and communicating results. This tool outlines what you need to do, why you need to do it, and how and what you need to do to measure your results.

Logic Model Guidelines Tool (PDF File, 110KB)
Blank Logic Model Form (PDF File, 455KB)