• Blueprint for Impact has a powerful data platform

  • designed to fit your needs, on your budget. Learn More.

Blueprint for Impact: The Nonprofit Data Experts

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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.
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Organizations Helped with Data
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People in the Audience
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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
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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

We Solve Your Problems

Infographic on Nonprofit Data Problems

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What We Do

Blueprint for Impact has the software and expertise to help you navigate the ever-expanding universe of nonprofit data and technology. Whether you’re using our platform or someone else’s, we will work closely with you to get the most out of your investment.

Blueprint’s software is designed to fit a nonprofit’s budget and transforms raw data into powerful tools that maximize your social impact. Each application is built to suit your community’s unique needs, is easily accessible from any desktop or mobile device, and allows for unlimited users.

What Can Blueprint Do for You?

We use industry best-practices to display data about community needs and information about your programs via our online platform. It is interactive and easy to use. We can host it for you or give you the keys and train your staff to drive the software without any special tech skills or added cost to you. Contact us here to learn how we can help.
We have a beautiful, innovative, and sustainable way to share your impact with the world. Your funders, board members, and stakeholders want to easily discover and share your success, so Blueprint has designed a search-engine friendly way to display your annual report online. Contact us here to learn more about how to tell your story.
You’ve probably heard that everyone is moving to the cloud. You can’t manage your programs in-house without a good database, most likely a Client Relationship Management system (CRM). The future is in services like Salesforce and cloud-based CRMs. Contact us here to learn how we can work together.
Blueprint for Impact has crafted a network of experts and built a library of data sources from government agencies and research institutions. Whether you’re trying to end homelessness, create job opportunities, advocate for government funding, or build a sustainable food network, we can get the data you need; quickly and affordably.  Contact us here to learn how what data can do for you.

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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