We help organizations scale their impact through grants

The most effective way to get your organization the funding it needs to make a real difference in the world.

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Full- Service Grant Management

We take the additional time and stress of vetting and securing you funds so that you can focus on your mission and effectively run your organization. You won’t ever have to worry about the complexities of the grant funding process again!

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Expert Team

We are your strategic partner with passion and expertise in grants strategy, research, writing and reporting to maximize your funding opportunities. We provide the guidance your organization needs without the additional overhead cost, pay roll expense or time spent managing. Leave it all in our hands.

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One Flat Rate

No surprise fees! Our memberships are designed to consistently and efficiently produce high-quality proposals and prioritize funding opportunities for one flat monthly rate. You have room to grow with scalable membership options!

Changing the Future of Fundraising for the Better.

It’s time to change the system of fundraising. For too long, organizations like yours have been struggling to make a bigger impact because of an inflexible system and lack of metrics to effectively measure results. This antiquated system is not benefitting grant seekers or grantees. But times are changing, and a new way of grant writing is emerging to meet the needs of the modern nonprofit. We have a vision of a future in which our world's problems actually get solved. Our grant writing services are designed to streamline the fundraising process making it easier and more efficient for you to focus on changing lives, instead of the complex paperwork and red tape that currently take your time and attention away from that goal. Our expert team will tailor fundraising strategies to the unique needs of your organization. Because we believe in innovation and the big picture, our partnership will accelerate grant funding and your organizational growth for years to come.

Group 2

$2,691

per month

Est. Savings in Salaries

Group 5

3x

in 24 months

Est. Return on Investment

Group 6

2,080+

per year

Est. Employee Hours Saved

An Industry Leader In Grant Writing

One Degree Impact (formerly known as Williams Grant Writing) was established in 2003, and has helped hundreds of organizations develop and execute a strategy for success with our nation-wide team of experts. Over the years, we have established innovative, technology-based tools and systems which help best position your organization in the grant funding process.

Our Services

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Services Strategy Booster Success Accelerator
Narrative & Proposal Creation (writing, editing, proofing) 1 per month 2 per month
Proposal Deadline & Project Tracking
Project Management & Communication (via proprietary portal)
Research & Opportunity Vetting included tri-annual included as 1 monthly project
Grants Strategy Session (cultivation & project alignment) included, monthly
Dedicated Account Manager
Additional Project Capacity (starting at $1000)

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Make a bigger impact, faster.

We believe that the fastest, most powerful way to change lives is through human connection, an abundant mindset and innovation. We are able to develop deep relationships with organizations across the nation, leveraging the brain power of our experienced team all while embracing technology to help us efficiently serve you.

Grant Writing Expertise

Clients have trusted experts at their fingertips! Our amazing team was vetted and selected because of their diverse experience and passion for a human-centric experience where relationships drive opportunity.

Agility and Ability to Move Quickly

We get the project done and executed quickly to ensure that our clients can stay focused on the big picture. With 19 years in the industry, we have developed the optimal streamlined processes that makes the fastest impact on fundraising!

Capacity Extenders

We are a fractional grant writing firm that will complement any fundraising team already working on building out their grant program. Our scalable membership options allow for growth and adaptability for any organizational needs.

The funding success plan

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Meet With us

Schedule a consultation so that we can identify your organization's unique grants needs and together, we can assess if we are a good fit.

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Become a Member

Together we will determine the membership that best meets your needs to build on your organization's funding success.

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Get To Work

We hit the ground running! We will be managing the entire onboarding and strategy process, producing outputs within the first 30 days.

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Start Winning

Ideally, the grant is awarded and together we celebrate the hard work done. We measure success by the return on investment, which our client data has shown to increase over time.

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Continue Growing

We continue to find new opportunities, write more grants and analyze the data. You no longer have to spend extra time and money on the grant writing process!

Enough of us,

Hear from our clients directly:

FAQs

We find that the organizations with these criteria have had the most success with One Degree Impact: 

  • <$1M in Revenue
  • 5+ years 501c3 status
  • Audited financials (w/in past two years)
  • Board-approved development plan
  • Strategic plan & reviewed regularly
  • Proof of HQ and constituents served in U.S.
  • Development Director on Staff
  • 25%+ of revenue comes from Grants
  • Clear articulation of target funder + messaging
  • List of vetted and/or historical funders
  • CRM reporting capabilities

*Preferred but not required

While we offer a monthly membership with no contract, we do like to be in a long term relationship with our clients. The grants world can be slow, so a client with a short term mindset, often makes it challenging to build a long term relationship. The majority of our clients stay with us for many years, others move on once they have reached the point of success where they feel comfortable hiring someone in house. If there comes a time where you prefer to hire someone on staff, we would be happy to help to accelerate your growth in conjunction with your in-house hire.

We measure ROI (return on investment) vs. success rate (period) That number is more meaningful to the business of the organization, and what we believe grants and fundraising work should be based on.
Data has proven that our track record of strong ROI for our clients, has shown to increase over time because of our strategy and processes as opposed to others who submit excessive proposals and are awarded smaller grants and consider any award amount part of their success rate.

This will depend on how well educated your organization is in the world of grants and the staff on your team that is empowered to strategize, review and approve the information we provide. Ideally, we work as part of your organization’s development team, where marketing plans are in place to streamline your message and how you present yourselves to the world (including grants!). This ensures that we stay consistent within your brand identity and how we communicate your programming across the board. Our clients should prepare to commit anywhere from 1-5 hours per week on cultivation, reviewing edits, providing revisions, preparing budgets, responding to emails from our team and attending to required monthly calibrations via Zoom, etc.

One Degree Impact integrates our grant expertise and is a valuable resource for your team’s “ latest and greatest” proposal pipeline. We efficiently and effectively communicate our Research research findings, proposal project details and strategy information through our proprietary portal which serves as a hub for all client information. We work thoroughly on monthly projects (which are ideally submitted by month’s end) and can take anywhere from 3-5 weeks to complete. Clients are expected to respond with requested feedback on projects within 2-3 business days. Our team has the capacity to work quickly based on the needs of the project, but we also require that clients keep the lines of communication open.

We look at opportunities as cold, warm and hot. It is a requirement that clients come to us with a certain amount of “ warm and hot” leads and we will opportunity vet those leads. We do cold research in both of our memberships but we do not have access to any magical websites or foundations that are not an open source. We are not reinventing the wheel, just streamlining the process.

We do! We use our proprietary portal to manage projects for clients which is effective for warehousing documents, grant tracking and future planning. We also alleviate the administrative burden of funder reporting with a painless process of sifting through clients' collections and grant outcome measurements to fulfill the funder's requirement to submit a written a report.

Don't miss out on grant funding opportunities!

You don’t have to be distracted from changing the world simply because you don’t have the time or resources. We have worked with hundreds of nonprofit leaders over the past two decades to develop a successful grants program, (change to a period) Let us help you!