Becoming a Community Blueprint Community
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Community Blueprint Community!
In order to become a Community Blueprint Community (CBC), we ask that you do the following:
- Convene at least three leaders in the community and document commitments from the meeting.
- Submit a completed Community Blueprint Community Entry Form.
- Submit signed Community Blueprint MOUs for each Convening Organization.
- Agree to implement at least two of the IMPACT AREA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS in year one of membership.
- Agree to expand into at least one other IMPACT AREA in year two of membership.
- Agree to fill out yearly bi-annual Metrics Sheet and the CBC End of Year Survey.
**Click here for the Metric Sheet
**Click here for the End of Year Survey
****FOUR STAR COMMUNITY BLUEPRINT COMMUNITY (CBC)****
A FOUR star CBC is one that meets all regular CBC requirements but has achieved a greater level of impact. In order to be rated a FOUR Star CBC, you must implement at least two COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS in ALL IMPACT AREAS, or demonstrate an equivalent level of impact and reach – in cases where a community’s needs do not match exactly to current SOLUTIONS or IMPACT AREAS.
Benefits of being a Blueprint Community:
- Fundraising — enable your community to add weight to your fundraising efforts, upsell current donors, and recruit new donors
- Networking — build relationships and learn from others doing work in other communities. By becoming an offical Community Blueprint, your site is automatically included in the Community Blueprint Network (CBN)
- Recognition — be recognized for your efforts online, in print and online publications, as well as at events organized by Points of Light and by our national partners
- Access to Tools and Training — utilize the full suite of online tools to support your work and receive free access to all training opportunities
- Help — receive fact-based input and expertise advice from Points of Light and Advisory Council members that allows you to focus your collective energy. (Examples: fundraising, national service resources, individualized consultation)