|Narrative & Proposal Creation (writing, editing, proofing)
|1 per month
|1 per month
|Proposal Deadline & Project Tracking
|Project Management & Communication (via proprietary portal)
|Research & Opportunity Vetting
|Grants Strategy Session (cultivation & project alignment)
|Dedicated Account Manager
|Grants Management Tracking Tool (Tool Build + Dedicated Management)
We offer membership upgrades and additional services as needed to maximize your organization’s grant management program. Apply now to become a member!
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 grant 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 through grants.
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.
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!
We find that the organizations with these criteria have had the most success with One Degree Impact:
*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.