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Theory of Action Template

Documenting your theory of action is an important exercise to ensure that there is agreement among your partners about what resources will be necessary to implement specific strategies that achieve the short- and long-term outcomes you seek. A simplle brainstorm, starting with the end in mind, can allow you to generate and logically sort the string of outcomes you will need to achieve to meet your goal.  Work backwards from there, iidentifying strategies to accomplish sets of outcomes and naming the resources you will need can allow you to quickly generate your first draft Theory of Action. Download the template below to work by hand or use it document a process using post-its and a wall chart with a group of trusted partners to do the same thing.