Elevate Your non-profit's fundraising game
Maximize + Streamline Resource Development For Your Organization
Changing the Future of Fundraising
for the Better.
Resource Development GPS
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 resource development 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 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 funding and your organizational growth for years to come.
An Industry Leader since 2003
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 nationwide team of experts. Over the years, we have established innovative, technology-based tools and systems that help best position your organization in the resource development funding process.
Resource Development GPS
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|Dedicated Account Manager||Access Management Tracking Tool up To 3 People in Your Organization (Tool Build + Dedicated Management)||A Collection of Donor Outreach Templates & Effective Verbiage (Tool Build + Dedicated Management)||6 Virtual Sessions with Expert Led Team (Tool Build + Dedicated Management)|
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.
Enough of us,
Hear from our clients directly:
We have worked with the One Degree Impact Team for many years and could not be happier with their partnership. Together we have navigated the ups and downs of COVID, as well as an explosion of growth within our own organization. Their team is a pleasure to work with and they have been there every step of the way supporting our resource development efforts. The ODI team has a deep empathy for the work that we do which is captured in their writing and their meticulous eye for detail. Working with ODI alleviates the burden of managing projects so our fundraising team can focus on their highest and best use which is to build and sustain relationships with funders. I highly recommend their services for any organization looking to scale their fund development.
- Client since January 2019
- Assisted in securing $800k+
- 6x ROI across the entire partnership
The One Degree Impact team has felt like a part of our development team for many years now and we’ve enjoyed growing the relationship through many, many successful grant awards. The return on investment while working with the ODI team has been an easy decision for our Board of Directors and increases our internal capacity, which our staff appreciates. The ODI team has dedicated project management that tracks funder deadlines, complex guidelines, and requirements with efficient and prompt communication. Their team of writers is always willing to jump in quickly and tackle tight projects but with an abundant mindset that keeps the projects stress-free and collaborative. Their services, partnered with our strategic vision, creates a great working relationship. We couldn’t be happier!
- Client since August 2017
- Secured over $1 million in grant awards
- More than 6x ROI across the entire partnership
The One Degree Impact team is in relentless pursuit of better – they encourage our teams to think deeply about the questions the funders are asking and what information to include. This strengthens our programs by doing the deep work of analyzing every angle of our programming to show funders the impact we are having on our community. In constant pursuit of new opportunities, ODI encourages us to think about new funders on the horizon. They help us stay on track with our plans but are flexible when new things pop up and we need to switch gears to seize the opportunity. Honestly, that is my favorite thing about working with One Degree Impact, is their willingness to see the big picture but nimble enough to help us scale even the tallest tree. We are excited for where the path is headed.
- Client since July 2021
- 2x ROI across the entire partnership
We find that the organizations with these criteria have had the most success with One Degree Impact:
- 3-5+ 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
- Clear articulation of target funder + messaging
- List of vetted and/or historical funders
- CRM reporting capabilities
*Preferred but not required
RD GPS runs for a minimum of 6 months. In order to be eligible for add-on services (grant writing, narrative support, etc.), RD GPS is the pre-requisite. 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 success by your organization's return-on-investment (ROI) with One Degree Impact. The key to ROI success is based on the strength of your relationships/ the number of funding opportunities. We find that the stronger the funder relationship regardless of revenue type, the greater the ROI.
The first three (3) months we will hold bi-weekly virtual sessions for 90 minutes. In between each session you can expect 1-2 hours of action-taking 🙂 The following six (6) months, we will hold accountability calls, as-needed, and have office hours for RD GPS tool integration. 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 in addition to RD GPS tool integration. 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 2-4 hours a week throughout the 6 month period.
One Degree Impact integrates our expertise and is a valuable resource for your development team’s efforts. Our new Resource Development GPS tool has a custom-built curriculum which is catered to the specific needs and bandwidth of our clients. Our team has the capacity to work quickly based on the needs of your org, but we also maintain clear deadlines and require that clients keep the lines of communication open.
We both do! We use our proprietary, tech-enhanced tools and systems to manage projects for clients - from warehousing documents, fundraising project tracking and future project planning.