We have been working with the maps we created to reflect the current activities a bit better. Initially, we were drafting theory of change maps that mapped outcomes and paths to get there but shied away from reflecting what the NGOs currently are doing. One fear was that they would then see that and try to reformulate their maps, either immediately or in future versions, based on that information and lose track of the outcomes they wanted to bring about. But without some time to current activities it seems hard for NGOs to see how to bring about the outcomes or refocus on things they will have to do. They also tell us that donors will want to see that information or at least percent of time devoted to current activities.
We plan to check with some donors to see what they think.