One Degree is developing a web/mobile platform that helps low-income families find, manage, and review nonprofit services. Think Yelp for social services: it's easy to use and connects people to real resources they need to overcome poverty.
More than a directory of services, we focus on personalization by giving our users curated recommendations of services based on their profile, needs, and eligibility. It’s like having your own personal 24/7 social service guide. We want people to spend less time searching and more time caring for their families.
A user searching One Degree receives a list of action-oriented recommendations, rather than just a list of nonprofit names.
We’re elevating the voices of the users of services, which has never been done (well) in the nonprofit sector. Enabling people to rate/review their experiences using social services creates a layer of transparency on the nonprofit sector and shifts power to the community of users.