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We are constantly sifting through hundreds of tools, templates, websites, and resources around logic models, data collection, visualization, research and evaluation. Sometimes, we find tools we really like and other times we create our own. The resources below are some of our favorites.


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Logic Models and Evaluation

Logic Model Workbook

A four page workbook that helps you think through your own program logic.


Find the workbook here.

Logic Model Template (Editable)

An empty logic model template for you to fill in.


Find the template here.

Program Evaluation - Essential Steps

A short fact sheet explaining the most important considerations for evaluation.


Find the fact sheet here.

Planning Templates (Editable)

A template that helps you understand what you are using your data for, and create a plan to collect it.


Find the templates here.

Data-Informed Self-Assessment

This short assessment is intended to help you identify the extent to which your organizational culture supports being data-informed.


Find the assessment here.

Data Visualization

Infographics Tip Sheet

Tips for creating infographics and online resources.


Find the tip sheet here.


Data Visualization Checklist

A quick checklist to help you make better charts.


Find the checklist here.


Using Excel: Quick Reference Guide

A 2-page reference guide for MS Excel that covers the basic fundamentals, how-tos, commands and shortcuts.


Find the quick reference guide here.


Data Collection Tools

Likert-Type Scale Response Anchors

A list of various options for 5- and 7-points scales. So you don’t have to!



Find the list here.


Comparing Online Survey Tools

A quick comparison of 10 common online survey tools.



Find the comparison here.


Interviews and Focus Groups Tip Sheet

A short guide comparing focus groups and interviews, including a “checklist.”



Find the tip sheet here.


How to Conduct a Focus Group

A 13-page “how to” guide that walks you through the entire process, including tips for conducting a focus group and sample consent forms.



Find the guide here.


Sample Interview and Focus Group Protocols (Editable)

Three example interview and focus group protocols that you can tailor to meet your need.



Find the protocols here.


Focus Group Notes Template (Editable)

A template for taking notes at a focus group to ensure you get the detail you need.



Find the notes template here.


Data Sources

Data Scan

The Data Scan is a repository of accessible, free, reputable, and relevant data sources from around the State of Maine.  It is in an Excel spreadsheet and can be e-mailed to you at no cost by filling out the form below.  Please take a look at our How to Use Guide to find out more.


Find out how to use the Data Scan here