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Six Models for Understanding Impact
by Liz Ruedy
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Evaluating systems change is HARD. But impact models can be an enormously powerful tool to help philanthropy make sense of data, develop strategies, and communicate their theory of change more clearly.

In this blog post six models are discussed of how impact may come about in reference to the status quo, i.e. how the outcomes would have been different when the intervention would not have been there:

  1. Transformative
  2. Proactive
  3. Opportunistic
  4. Stabilizing
  5. Preventative
  6. Palliative
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