• Powerful Data Tools & Services

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Blueprint for a Dream is NowBlueprint for Impact.

Learn About Reports, Data, Impact, and Funding Opportunities in Our Newsletter.

About

What makes us a social enterprise?

We Lay the Foundation for impact

Our mission is to help nonprofits use data to rethink, reboot, and scale their social impact. We direct our impact into each of those three aspects.

  • Rethink = thought leadership, research, and systems analysis
  • Reboot = designing and implementing data-driven programs
  • Scale = using data for communications, fundraising, and growth
94% of US nonprofits have revenue under $1 million per year (BMF). Below that threshold charities have far fewer resources to pay for data & technology services (NTEN).

Yet, nearly all nonprofits, regardless of their budget, are expected to track and measure their social impact (NFF).

Increased pressure to measure comes from donors, funders, and community members who view data as a valuable tool.

Thanks for advances in web-based technology, we can design, build, and host data tools online at a cost that fits within the nonprofit budget.

Impact

We measure our impact in the millions. Data from our systems has helped nonprofits acquire over $4 Million to build affordable housing in northeastern Connecticut. That’s just the start. We’ve been busy during the last two years.
Over
30
Organizations Helped with Data

and More than
200
People in the Audience

For
6
Presentations & Workshops on Data & Impact

The Team

Christopher D. Brechlin

Founder

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Christopher D. Brechlin

Our Advantage

Nonprofit Leadership
Data Visualization
Impact Assessment
Wordpress
JavaScript

This Isn’t a One Person Operation

Here's Who We Work With

Darcy St. Onge Creative

ABOUT HIM
  • Darcy is visual designer specializing in mobile + web development, human interaction, and creative direction.
  • Where: Hartford, CT
  • DarcySTOnge.com

(a) squared Studio

ABOUT THEM
  • Trained as artists, their approach to  each project is to create something that communicates the quality of a businesses.
  • Where: Middletown, CT
  • ASquaredStudio.com

New Leaf Web Solutions

ABOUT HIM
  • New Leaf helps their clients acheive their goals on the web by implementing best practices, the latest techniques available.
  • Where: Glastonbury, CT
  • NewLeafWebSolutions.com

Picture This Web Center

ABOUT THEM
  • Picture This is a full-service CT web design, branding, and marketing firm that creates engaging solutions for a wide variety of clients.
  • Where: Torrington, CT
  • PictureThisWebCenter.com

Tools & Services

The Nonprofit Data Toolbox

Interactive Charts (line, bar, etc.)

$250 each (You provide the data*)
    • Free Hosting
    • Embed into Website/Blog
    • Adapted for Your Brand
    • Free Data Update Template
    • One Revision
    • Free Image File for Offline Use

Interactive Maps

$750 each (You provide the data*)
    • Free Hosting
    • Embed into Website/Blog
    • Adapted for Your Brand
    • Free Data Update Template
    • Two Revisions
    • Free Image File for Offline Use

Interactive Nonprofit Reports

From $1,750 (Needs Assessments, Annuals Reports)
    • Free Hosting
    • Free Custom Domain
    • Adapted for Your Brand
    • Free Data Update Template
    • Sustainable, Web App Format
    • Powerful Interactive Charts/Maps

Program Dashboards

Prices Vary (We combine Your data with ours)
    • Free Hosting
    • Free Custom Domain
    • Adapted for Your Brand
    • Free Data Update Template
    • Frequent Updates (based on reporting)
    • Responsive/Mobile Friendly Design

** We also have an extensive library of data sources to inform your work in the community. **

Additional Services

It can be challenging trying to navigate the world of nonprofit data and technology. Which tool do we need? How do we pay for it? Where do we get the data? How do we train our staff and set up new software? Contact us here to learn how we can help.

How often have you invested in new technology only to discover that no one is using it, or worse, they aren’t able to use it? We are experts at analyzing your audience and staff member needs; your user-base. We combine surveys, interviews, and website analytics to offer valuable insight that saves you money before you spend it. Contact us here to learn more about your users.
We extract data from government sources, published reports, and your agency to populate a custom system that tells the story of community need and the impact you create. Then, we integrate ways to manage program outcomes and share your results via email and social media. Visit our products page here to learn more.

Clients and Community Partners

Liberty Bank Foundation    Windham Regional Community Council   reSET, Social Enterprise Trust   Public Allies - CT   CT Benefit Corps   SI Financial Group Foundation   Greater Windham Ten year Plan to End Homelessness   Windham No Freeze Project   AmeriCorps - CT   Center for Community Engagement at Eastern CT State University

 

The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.

— Sherlock Holmes —

Data Philosophy

Consider how new data & technology will impact your mission


Effective design requires you to understand your audience and to ask the right questions to solve the problem at hand.

At Blueprint for Impact, we work hard to understand the nonprofit leader, the key user of our technology. Asking the right questions before a nonprofit invests in new software or technology leads to more sustainable outcomes for the organization.

Important questions to ask:
  • What features do we/don’t we need?
  • How well/easily can it be managed internally?
  • How will our staff interact with new technology?

Two kinds of feedback will ensure that your investment in data continues to further your mission. Both require robust feedback loops that facilitate continuous learning.

Direct feedback can come from interviews and focus groups. These tools will provide guidance into the way that your staff and community partners interact with software.

Indirect feedback can be gathered from surveys and software analytics. These tools will offer qualitative insight about user activity and interaction.

Nonprofits are awash with data, which makes it hard to recognize valuable information and ignore the data that could be distracting.

Appropriate context can help:
  • Paint a clear picture of social problems
  • Understand the populations affected
  • Design programs to meet need at scale
  • Acquire the proper resource for your organization

Imagine the quality of the insight you can gain from drilling down deeper into your data.

Build Measure Learn Cycle


The Power of Context

Explore the chart of Median Household Income. As we dig deeper into the geographic context of certain data sets (from statewide to neighborhood level), we get new insight into the challenges of the community. Blueprint for Impact works hard to visualize demographic context to appropriately highlight community need.

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