Now it’s time to determine how you intend to achieve your project objectives – that is, the project’s approach.
Among other factors, the approach emerges from:
- your organization’s vision and mission.
- the particular skills of your team.
- the resources and funding available to you.
- the likelihood that the desired result will actually come about.
You can use the solution tree to find a suitable approach to action (see "What exactly are impact-oriented project objectives?"). Its ramifications show you various ways by which you can achieve your objective.
In the solution tree, YEA's approach is highlighted. YEA works directly with youths, and supports them on the path to vocational training. To this end, YEA, offers various coaching sessions: once with a view toward improving academic performance, and once with an eye to basic social and job-application skills. Alternative approaches might include working with parents to help them support their children more effectively, or a campaign for more apprenticeships in the region. YEA consciously selected this approach because:
- Working directly with youths is important to the project's funders.
- Many former teachers act as mentors and can best contribute their skills in this way.
- All stakeholders agree that this approach promised to have the greatest effect.
Once you’ve determined the project objectives at the societal and target-group levels, and have identified the appropriate approach, the next step is to craft these in the form of a logic model.