New Webinars Released

Title: Methods for Facilitating and Implementing Theories of Change

Date: June 21st

Time: 10 A.M. EDT

In this webinar we will discuss ways of facilitating Theory of Change development including exciting new tools we have recently used with success for drawing outcomes out of your opportunities and threats analysis. The webinar will relate real-time facilitation to the use of online tools to capture, illustrate and communicate your Theory.

This webinar will cover the following points:

  1. Theory of Change (ToC) Facilitation:
  • Facilitating large groups – should participants be broken into separate meetings sessions due to power relationships, or locations?
  • Small group exercises
  • Prompts to clarify Long-term outcome and Top-line Preconditions
  1. Conducting ToC sessions online using Theory of Change Online (TOCO)
  2. Using Survey Monkey to prepare for ToC planning sessions
  • Pre ToC Workshop Survey
  • Post ToC workshop Survey
  1. How to draw out outcomes (preconditions) using existent documents such as:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Logic Models
  • Proposals
  1. Individual or group interviews by phone with key stakeholders to further analyze Theory of Change outcomes framework


Title: Theory of Change in International Development & Human Rights

Date: July 6th.

Time: 10 A.M. EDT

This webinar will address opportunities and constraints NGO and consultants face in writing proposals, program designs & designing M&E framework.

Heléne Clark & Eoin Collins will address the Following:

  • Discussing particular opportunities and constraints NGO, International development organization & consultants face in writing proposals, program designs and designing evaluation frameworks and how Theory of Change fits in.
  • In Development and Human Rights projects, the realities of funder demands, local capacity, and vastly different contexts need to be handled with one or more Theories that are flexible & adaptable to fit requirements and timelines but remain rigorous to lead to successful results.
  • How to make sure funders and their requirements are accounted for during program design & evaluation.
  • Dr. Clark & Eoin Collins have several current projects grappling with these issues and will bring current issues, practical experiences and best practices to this webinar.

The fourth annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum


The fourth annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF), hosted by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development, welcomed 100 representatives and experts of country governments, the United Nations system, policy think tanks and academic institutions from around the world in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 25-27 October 2016. Zabi Rahat presented on Theory of Change and Theory of Change online tool and how it can be used to find inter-linkages and policy coherence among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.






Theories of Change are mandated by governments, foundations and NGOs worldwide. But how do you actually develop and implement a Theory of Change so that it really adds value to planning and evaluating your work?

This is the first of a new series of webinars delivered by Eoin Collins, Director of the Center for Theory of Change and David Colby, Director of Strategic Planning in ActKnowledge. It draws on the latest experience of their organizations’ work in the field and will cover what it really takes to implement Theory of Change in a way that is useful and gets results. Register Today

5 New Webinars Added for May and June!

4 New Theory of Change Webinars!
1 New TOCO webinar (Theory of Change Online)

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Introductory Level – Using a Theory of Change in Community Schools
Tuesday, May 6 2014, 10:00AM – 11:30AM EDT
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Planning and Designing for Collective Impact
Wednesday, May 14 2014, 10:00AM – 11:30AM EDT
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Intermediate Level – Theory of Change
Tuesday, May 20 2014, 10:00AM – 11:30AM EDT
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Advanced – Theory of Change in Strategic Planning and Evaluation
Tuesday, June 17 2014, 10:00AM – 11:30AM EDT
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Theory of Change Online (TOCO) 101 – The Basics
Tuesday, June 24 2014, 10:00AM – 11:00AM EDT
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