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A timeline map arranges important events, activities, grants, actions, achievements, and other milestone markers in chronological order, enabling insight into they relate to and influence one another. Timeline mapping can help uncover an initiative or program’s context and history, identify how external factors influence it, and put a group’s progress and challenges into broader context.

This guide will walk you through a feasibility assessment as well as how to prepare for and facilitate a timeline mapping activity. 

View the System Tools Matrix to help determine when timeline mapping is the right method.