CHANGING THE FUTURE OF FUNDRAISING FOR THE BETTER

We believe that the fastest, most powerful way to change lives is through human connection.

WHO WE ARE

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.

WHAT WE DO

Connecting People to Make an Impact

Over 20 years of grant writing experience has taught us that human connections and relationships drive success. We strive to foster one degree of separation between your organization and funders to create exponential impact over time. Coming together to solve problems, track impact, and recognize the humanity in all of us is what we do best.

OUR MISSION

Redefining Fundraising for a Brighter Future

BREAKING NEW GROUND

Transforming the fundraising landscape to overcome outdated systems, enabling organizations to unlock their full potential

A VISION FOR CHANGE

Envisioning a future where global challenges are addressed effectively through streamlined grant writing and fundraising strategies

EMPOWERING MISSIONS

Simplifying the fundraising process to allow organizations to focus on their impactful work, rather than navigating complex paperwork and regulations

CUSTOMIZED STRATEGIES

Tailoring fundraising approaches to meet the unique needs of each organization, ensuring alignment with their vision and goals

INNOVATION AT THE CORE

Committing to innovate and efficient solutions that not only provide immediate grant funding access, but also promote long-term growth and sustainability

A PARTNERSHIP FOR PROGRESS

Building a collaborative relationship that accelerates organizational development and amplifies impact, paving the way for a brighter, solution-filled future

OUR DIFFERENTIATORS

Innovating for the Modern Non-Profit

Expert Team

Our amazing team was vetted and selected because of their diverse experience and passion for a human-centric experience where relationships drive opportunity.

Flexible Memberships

Our scalable membership options allow for growth and adaptability for any organizational needs.

Insightful Resources

Our blog and podcast are tailored to empower non-profits with expert guidance and strategic advice.

OUR TEAM

Meet the Experts Making an Impact

Jessica Merrell

Founder & CEO

Megan Wellikoff

COO & Head Grant Writer

Kelly Williams

Grant Researcher & Writer

Aleyna Gross

Dir. of Data & Product Development

Erin Kafel

Business Operations Intern

Jennifer Hoffman-Jones

Grant Researcher & Writer

1 Year at ODI

Jenna Stelmok

Grant Researcher & Writer

6 Years at ODI

Our Team in Action

WORK WITH US

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. Let us help you!