Blueprint NC

Group

The organization is famous for the Blueprint strategy memo that described the game plan “progressive” groups should use to attack North Carolina’s Republican leaders. Blueprint NC was formed by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in 2006 to help “progressive” advocacy groups coordinate activities and messaging. Blueprint NC’s strategy memo recommendations:
* “Crippling their leaders ([Gov.] McCrory, [House Speaker] Tillis, [Senate President
Pro Tem] Berger etc.).”
* “Eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern.”
* “Pressure McCrory at every public event.”
* “Private investigators and investigative reporting, especially in the executive
branch.…”
* “Organizers focus on year round voter registration….”

Founding Board members of Blueprint NC
• Chris Estes – Former Director of NC Housing Coalition (Top two donors are Z. Smith Reynolds and A.J. Fletcher foundations), currently President of the National Housing Coalition.
• Gerda Stein – Director of Public Information at Center for Death Penalty Litigation
• Carrie Clark – Executive Director of NC League of Conservation Voters
• Brad Thompson – Progress NC Board, Democracy NC Board
• Melinda Lawrence- Executive Director at NC Justice Center
• Chris Fitzsimon – Former WRAL reporter, Currently Director at NC Justice Center’s “Policy Watch“
• Jennifer Frye- Associate Director at Democracy NC
• Paige Johnson – Planned Parenthood NC media contact and frequent writer at NC Justice Center’s Policy Watch.

Financials:  Source IRS 990s
Year Revenue Expenditures Net Assets
2011 $1,037,947 $757,488 $367,291
2012 $1,558,934 $1,669,645 $315,572
2013 $923,332 $926,388 $312,516
2014 $1,241,194 $1,188,282 $365,428
2015 $1,352,863 $814,165 $852,682
2016 $4,305,619 $4,072,915 $1,085,381

 

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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Amber Moodie-Dyer Board Member Current
Anita Earls Board Member Current
Brian Rowe Board Member Current
Carrie Clark Board Member Current
Conen Morgan Board Member Current
Courtney Patterson Board Member Current
Elena Everett Board Member Current
Erin Byrd Executive Director Current
Ivanna Gonzalez Project Coordinator Current
Jennifer Frye Board Member Current
Jess Jude Administrative Assistant Current
Melvin Montford Board Member Current
Pat McCoy Board Member Current
Pat Orrange Board Member Current
Paul Meade State Voices Data and Targeting Manager Current
Roxane Kolar Field Coordinator Current
Tom Burton Communications Specialist Current
David Neal Founder Former
David Neal Steering Committee Former
Dustin Chicurel-Bayard Project Coordinator Former
Emma Akpan 360 Support Former
Emma Akpan Operations and Communications Coordinator Former
Gerda Stein Board Member Former
Julie Mooney First Director Former
Sean Kosofsky Executive Director Former
Stephanie Bass Communications Coordinator Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2016 $50,000.00 For general operating support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2016 $50,000.00 For general operating support
New Venture Fund 2016 $200,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $325,000.00 For general operating support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2015 $100,000.00 For general operating support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2015 $10,000.00 For research project
New Venture Fund 2015 $75,000.00
The Bauman Foundation 2015 $20,000.00 For general support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2015 $650,000.00 For general operating support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2014 $50,000.00 General operating support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2014 $50,000.00 General operating support
NEO Philanthropy 2014 $140,000.00 For Blueprint NC seeks resources to track and counter the impact of vote suppression measures on people of color and to build our partners capacity to positively impact election administration in the state; Grant made through SIF - Shelby Response Fund
New Venture Fund 2014 $20,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $325,000.00 For general operating support
Park Foundation Inc 2013 $20,000.00 For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $10,000.00 For unrestricted use, as encouraged by the NC Alliance for Progress
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 $400,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Educational Foundation of America 2012 $50,000.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2012 $15,000.00 Education on marriage
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2012 $200,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
NEO Philanthropy 2012 $50,000.00 For Grant made through SIF - State Infrastructure Fund
Park Foundation Inc 2012 $10,000.00
Stoneman Family Foundation 2012 $50,000.00 Continuing support; Research For Blueprint which will focus on statewide integration of a values-based messaging with the goal of impacting policy the state budget and public opinion It will use research and best practices to encourage movement wide adoption of these frames and tactics to move progressive policy and mobilize support for revenue enhancement
Tides Foundation 2012 $50,000.00 Program development For 2012 civic engagement efforts
Tides Foundation 2012 $3,000.00 Program development For civic engagement activities
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $25,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $15,000.00 For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $15,000.00 For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $10,000.00 For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $10,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2012 $400,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Bydale Foundation 2011 $7,500.00
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2011 $75,000.00 General/operating support For general support
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2011 $75,000.00 General/operating support For general support
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $17,000.00 For the Pledge Card program
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $5,000.00 General/operating support For unrestricted use
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $1,000.00 Program development For civic engagement work
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2010 $35,000.00
Bydale Foundation 2010 $6,000.00
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2010 $205,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Stoneman Family Foundation 2010 $100,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $850,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2007 $90,000.00 Program development For new program

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Address 1:
2912 Highwoods Blvd

City:
Raleigh

State:
NC

Zip:
27604

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