BluePrint Pro Bono

Why We Do It:

 

Given our exclusive focus within healthcare, we feel proud to play our part in helping to advance innovative medicines through clinical and commercial development. We feel that BluePrint has reached a point where we can make a more tangible impact by giving back to the community.

 

Beyond financial contributions, we believe that the most effective way we can give back is to ‘do what we do best’ – which is contribute our time and services to organizations that are playing an active role in helping people who suffer from various healthcare conditions.

 

Blueprint Pro Bono was founded in 2016 and focuses on establishing partnerships with non-profit organizations who can benefit from our services. We are proud to help these non-profits further their missions and ultimately expand our impact on improving global patient health.

 

For more detail around the types of non-profit organizations that we have worked with, please click below:

 
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Pro Bono Efforts

Why We Do It:

 

Given our exclusive focus within healthcare, we feel proud to play our part in helping to advance innovative medicines through clinical and commercial development. We feel that BluePrint has reached a point where we can make a more tangible impact by giving back to the community.

 

Beyond financial contributions, we believe that the most effective way we can give back is to ‘do what we do best’ – which is contribute our time and services to organizations that are playing an active role in helping people who suffer from various healthcare conditions.

 

Blueprint Pro Bono was founded in 2016 and focuses on establishing partnerships with non-profit organizations who can benefit from our services. We are proud to help these non-profits further their missions and ultimately expand our impact on improving global patient health.

 

For more detail around the types of non-profit organizations that we have worked with, please click below:

Cancer
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Case Study: Physician Research

Project #1: High risk pediatric brain tumor unmet needs research

Non-Profit Organization: Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC)

Area: Pediatric Oncology

Project Completed: November 2016

How We Helped:

  • Challenge: SKC wanted to improve its understanding of the unmet needs within the high-risk pediatric brain tumor landscape to inform its 2017 strategy
  • Approach: BluePrint interviewed pediatric neuro oncologists and neurosurgeons to:
    • Understand which types of high-risk brain tumors are the most clinically challenging, regardless of the number of children affected
    • Explore existing ideas to mitigate significant adverse events that remain within current treatments
    • Identify the ideal clinical trial design for pediatric cancer patients
  • Impact: SKC used the findings from this project to develop new initiatives and programs tailored specifically to the unmet needs that physicians see both across the research setting and within the clinic

Client Feedback from Donna Ludwinski of Solving Kids’ Cancer:

  • “The team was able to collect so much information and pull together fascinating results. It cemented some things we suspected and built our base of evidence for seeking funding or support from organizations. Having a third party conduct the research and present the results in a digestible way made it more credible. The report backs up our strategy and makes it easier for us to get board members, partners, and donors on board.”
  • “We were impressed with the different ways that the BluePrint team had to elicit more information and passionate insights from the physicians – we learned a lot as well. We interview physicians all the time, but this was something different. We arrived at a goldmine of really specific quotes and insights.”

Case Study: Organizational Assessment

Project #2: New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) Organizational Assessment

Non-Profit Organization: Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC)

Project Completed: June 2018

How We Helped:

  • Challenge: Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) identified New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT), a clinical trial consortium, as a promising partner. SKC was interested in learning more about NANT and their organizational and identifying opportunities for the two organizations to work together to further their mission
  • Approach: BluePrint interviewed key stakeholders within and associated with the NANT consortium to understand:
    • NANT’s key strengths and opportunities to elevate the consortium’s image
    • The clinical development process within NANT and their key priorities
    • Opportunities to increase parent involvement and advocacy
  • Impact: NANT and SKC used the findings to:
    • Develop strategies to leverage the strengths of SKC and NANT to promote an optimal partnership and
    • Provide solutions to communicate NANT’s value and contributions to improve funding, trial recruitment and help NANT to further their mission

Client Feedback from Donna Ludwinski of Solving Kids’ Cancer:

  • “It was very helpful to have a description of the clinical trial consortium for our understanding of the organization and to more easily communicate to others. This research found that the NANT consortium could benefit from tying their preclinical work to the impact that it has directly on the clinical side to get more funding – this was helpful for us to understand.”
  • “One thing that stood out in terms of quality of the deliverables was the impressive learning curve. The BluePrint team showed a remarkable ability to learn the context of these special areas quickly. I was really impressed by that, you can’t deliver something with profound information if it’s not really well understood to begin with.”

How to Get Involved

PRO BONO COMMITTEE

  • A small group of employees that includes a partner and high-performing, passionate consultants and associates (membership is re-assessed annually)
  • Responsible for continuous, sustainable pro-bono effort via the following:
    • Researching new opportunities
    • Reaching out to organizations to establish relationships
    • Maintaining current non-profit relationships
    • Working with the staffing steam to assign team members to pro bono projects
 

PROJECT TEAMS

  • Teams of two to three individuals who express interest in working on pro bono projects and gaining exposure to the healthcare non-profit sector
  • Responsibilities include the following:
    • Leading pro bono project execution and management
    • Building research materials, executing research, analysis and report development
    • Final presentation and follow-ups with non-profit partner