Family Buddy Up Project – Theory of Change

There is loads of guidance and help on the internet about Theories of Change  (ToC) how to do them, why  they should be done etc etc.  The first ToC we ever did for our family buddy up project here are our tips

  1. Work with someone who has done one before or hire a consultant (we’re happy to help you here – just email us at [email protected])
  2. Really understand why the process to create the ToC is iterative  (it really needs to be to get a robust output it took us 4 versions to get to what you see below)
  3. The ToC is only as good as the people who contribute to it  – it really does need a good mix of people  – especially beneficiaries (more so than the “professionals”)
  4. It takes a lot of preparation and hard work – much more that you would initially think!