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.
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)
Elevate has increased our capacity to go after new money with their expertise in prospect research and the cultivation of new funders. My entire Elevate team brings new ideas to the table at our weekly face-to-face meetings and together we are accessing new resources to grow. Whenever they find a new grant to pursue, they prep me with the information I need to be effective. Working with Elevate has allowed me to leverage and focus my strategic, storytelling and relationship cultivation skills in the most effective places possible. Without doubt, Elevate supports me as a leader and has become an integral part of FMS's resource development efforts.Kim Smolik Executive DirectorFranciscan Mission Service
In mid 2013, our organization was riddled with the challenges that so many nonprofits face: too few human and financial resources and an ambitious and critical development plan. Over the years, we employed staff members, specialists, and independent contractors - with minimal success - to manage and fulfill the contributed revenue needs of our organization. It was serendipitous that I met Elevate, but was immediately impressed with the team's outstanding business model, intelligence, professionalism, spirit, style, creativity, and project management. As our collaboration progressed: They fully embraced our mission with gusto; They sought and brought to us opportunities and ideas - that even in our broadest thinking - we would not have considered; They organically melded with our staff to augment our work; They crafted well-written and compelling proposals on which I was proud to have the theatreWashington name; With their extraordinary work ethic and commitment, they freed me to focus on other matters; and They helped us define and align financial and programmatic goals. Ultimately, Elevate's exceptional integrity and work quality elevated our organization. As nonprofits increasingly experience unfulf...Linda Levy President and CEOtheatreWashington
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
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