We are an organization of passionate UC Berkeley students that develops web and mobile applications for nonprofit organizations. As a partner, we 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 Application Development
Our platform of choice, web applications leverage the power of the internet to expand reach and increase communication.

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

Application Process

  • Application Open
    Jun 21

    Written application portal opened.

  • Submission Deadline
    Jul 23

    Applications are reviewed, feedback is given, then preliminary decisions are made.

  • Organization Interviews
    Jul 30

    Interviews are conducted to better understand project fit.

  • Final Decisions
    Aug 16

    Each project leader chooses an organization and begins the project!

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.

  • 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? For example, an application to manage a classroom is more interesting than a website redesign.


  • 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

Project Timeline

  • Agree upon project's vision and scope out primary features.

  • Form team and begin development.

  • Midterm meeting to evaluate progress.

  • Pilot app and iterate on user feedback.

  • Deliver the final application!

Previous Work

FAQ

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.