Blueprint has developed a set of principles and a framework to put people back at the heart of business and other organisations. With 16 of the Top FTSE 100 companies already enagged with Blueprint, the questions and solutions posed by this growing movement are gaining traction at home and overseas.
Severn Valley Railway
Five years ago we helped the Severn Valley Railway establish their Charitable Trust and set up the fundraising office.
Our team, directed by Senior Consultant, Judy Tucker, worked closely with the SVR volunteer network to plan and develop a range of fundraising streams to ensure the continued preservation of this historic heritage railway for future generations.
Since then over £2 million has been raised in donations, £1 million has been invested in the Future Fund (an endowment fund supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund) and SVR now has support from over 500 regular donors and a number of corporate partners.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Increasing demands for the Air Ambulance service to fly night missions and additional hours meant the aircraft needed to be upgraded and further training and operational costs incurred. The Trustees appointed Compton to manage a campaign to secure the £2 million needed to provide the enhanced service.
Retired Greyhounds Trust
We developed and implemented a fundraising plan to raise the charity’s income with regular giving; and helped them to manage a legacy promotion campaign which increased Gifts in Wills by 50%.
Previous clients include:
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Pennies Foundation
Black Country Living Museum
Essex and Herts Air Ambulance
Warning Zone, Leicestershire
Victoria Baths Trust, Manchester
Rugby Football Union (RFU): All Schools Programme
Jewish Lads' & Girls' Brigade (JLGB)
Irish Youth Hostels Association
RSPB- Wallasea Island
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Civic & Community
The last decade has seen great changes in how civic and community charitable organisations are governed, operated and funded - including a much greater emphasis on localism and reliance upon charities and special interest groups working with branches of government to provide community facilities, programmes and services.
Usually as a result of a renewed strategic vision and changes in funding, these organisations engage the flexible expertise of Compton to deliver targeted capital campaigns or to test and develop plans to drive sustainable, annual funding.
The Museum of Brands: brands and social history
The Museum of Brands moved to its Notting Hill mews location in 2005 but was bursting at the seams with over 1 million items, 200 years of consumer history and 500 "brand" stories. We worked with the Museum's team to plan a major relocation to the Lighthouse Building on Lancaster Road in West London. The Museum’s new home offers more space to showcase the UK's brand innovation, design expertise and creativity and to highlight the relationship between brands, culture and society. The campaign has been supported to date by a range of sponsors and grant makers, including Diageo and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was founded in 1804 for ‘the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture’. Today, the RHS is the UK’s largest gardening charity and aims to ensure anyone with an interest in garden plants and gardening can benefit from their work.
To deliver the 10 year RHS Vision, we are working alongside the development team on trust applications and wider fundraising input to their flagship garden at RHS Garden Wisley.