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Those of you that have ever attended one of my workshops on program logic models know I have had an ongoing love affair with them ever since I took my very first United Way workshop back in the 1980s. The logical relationships illustrated by these simple tables were easy for me to grasp. I quickly learned that fully developed logic charts could simplify proposal development, program implementation, and evaluation. Looking back, I know that UW workshop has proven more valuable to me as a grant professional than most of the graduate college courses I took.
The bubbly is flowing, the music is blaring, and people are dancing on table-tops. It's either spring break or an organization just got a major grant. While it is okay to celebrate a grant award for a while, the party has to end, and the real work must begin. Unfortunately, some organizations see the big money and continue celebrating until the money is gone, the police are called, or the grant funder shuts the party down.
Saying no often leads to anxiety. It is a distinct refusal, and we associate it with causing disappointment. For example, how many of us look forward to disappointing our children? None of us, but we learn to ignore the consequences of our refusals (tantrums!) because saying no may keep our children safe.