For Nonprofits

As a partner, Blueprint will work with you to develop technology that turns your vision into a reality, completely free of charge.

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Our Services

Web Development

Our platform of choice, web applications leverage the power of the internet to expand reach and increase communication.

Mobile Development

Mobile applications use the unique capabilities of phones to bring computing to many.

Nonprofit Application Process

01
Application Open
June 6
Our written application portal opens. The application is split into two components with separate deadlines: the Statement of Interest and Project Proposal, described in detail below. If you have any questions or concerns please email [email protected].
02
Statement of Interest Due
July 25
The Statement of Interest is a short form for us to get to know your organization and mission better.
03
Project Proposal Due
July 30
The Project Proposal is the second component of our written application that helps us understand what you need from Blueprint. You'll have the opportunity to explain why Blueprint's development services are important for your organization and provide specifics on what you'd like us to build with you.
04
Phone Screen Interviews
July 22 - August 8
A Phone Screen interview will allow you to introduce yourself in a call with our project leaders and get some questions answered about who we are and what we do. Our applications are reviewed as they are submitted, so your interviews may be scheduled before application deadlines.
05
Final Interviews
August 8 - 19
In order to ensure project success, we conduct a final, comprehensive interview with you to better understand your project and if it's a fit for Blueprint. Check out our decision criteria below!
06
Decisions Released
August 20
If selected to work with Blueprint, your organization will have the opportunity to work with us on a project over the course of a year. Once decisions are made, each project leader chooses an organization and we begin the journey!

Decision Criteria

We want to help as many organizations as we possibly can. Unfortunately, we cannot take every project because of the large amount of resources each one requires. These are the primary criteria we use to determine project fit.

Sample Application
  • Impact

    How much will your project impact the community?

  • Necessity

    How vital is your project to your non-profit organization?

  • Scope

    Is your project achievable within the alloted timeline?

  • Technical Fit

    Does your project use the capabilities of technology?

  • Credibility

    Is there evidence that your project will have an impact?

Working with Blueprint has been an incredible pleasure. We have used their application to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Berkeley's teachers.
- Berkeley Public Schools Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do project teams and nonprofits meet?

The client and the project leader meet on a weekly or biweekly basis to ensure the project’s progress. There are project scoping meetings with the project leader at the project start, a formal midpoint presentation, and a final presentation where the project is delivered.

What is the client-team interaction like?

The team works alongside the client's vision for the organization. We hope that our project has significant impact on the organization's efficiency and reach, so the alignment of goals is crucial. At our meetings, we discuss updates on project features, check the timeline, and have discussion on the progress of the project and the nonprofit itself.

How does Blueprint ensure success?

Our club recruits the brightest and most hard-working students at UC Berkeley, one of the best universities in computer science. Through effective leadership and frequent checkins with our clients we hope that the combination of talent, dedication, and care will result in a project that benefits your organization.

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