Our mission is to make life easier for nonprofit leaders
Elevate works with effective and ambitious nonprofit organizations to make life easier for their leaders, improve their program outcomes, and build more sustainable organizations capable of doing the hard, day-to-day work of meaningful social change.
Foundations, corporations, or public agencies our grant writers have submitted proposals to in the past few years.
Total funds our grant writers have raised for the nonprofit causes they support.
Nonprofit organizations we've worked with since Elevate launched in January 2013.
Working with Elevate has been an enriching experience. Our team of consultants are true professionals who are passionate about their craft and are motivated by a sincere desire to see us succeed. Contracting Elevate has helped us with our development efforts and increased my capacity to oversee programming, train and develop my staff, and focus on other high-need areas. Additionally, it has afforded me the time to cultivate and strengthen relationships with community partners and current and potential donors. We have seen an incredible return on investment and look forward to our continued partnership.Daniel Sarmiento Former Executive DirectorEdu-Futuro
I interviewed 6 different grant writers and fundraising firms and Elevate stood out. From the moment that we started working with Elevate, I was impressed. They quickly came up to speed on our organization and were able to jump right in. Alayna and her team were able to help us to respond to 5 funding requests, prepare reports for foundations large and small, identify two new funding opportunities and formulate development materials to articulate the direction of the organization under its new leadership, all in less than three months. I feel that almost any other organization – local, national, small, large, start-up or established – could benefit from working with Elevate.Anne Tilma Non-profit & Philanthropic Consultant
Not only is Elevate’s quality of work outstanding – but their team approach to grant writing is both unique and effective. Working with their team has made SOME’s grant writing process more efficient and collaborative, as it should be. Moreover, Alayna's in-depth knowledge about DC philanthropy is extremely valuable, especially when creating our fundraising strategy. Working with Elevate has not only allowed me to deepen those critical donor relationships for our capital campaign, but also better prioritize my cultivation and stewardship efforts to yield better resultsAnna Christ Foundation & Client Relations ManagerSOME (So Others Might Eat)
Even if you are an organization that has been grant writing for years, the Elevate team can open your eyes to new possibilities. They have a great deal of field-specific expertise. They really take the time to make sure they have mined all the potential of your organization’s unique story and they give a lot of thought to ways in which that story fits with funders’ priorities.Deb Gottesman Founder & Co-DirectorThe Theatre Lab
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Through extensive research, careful strategy, and exceptional writing, we help our nonprofit clients grow.