Our Mission is to make life easier for nonprofit leaders and bring the highest-level grants expertise to nonprofits of all sizes.
In just a few short years, Elevate has grown from an idea to a full-service grant writing firm with a staff of more than 50 and over 80 nonprofit clients.
Elevate is always seeking talented, creative over-achievers who love to work hard and want to see results for our nonprofit clients.
Amazing people produce amazing results!
Elevate’s fun, quirky, and hard-working staff is at the heart of its success. Meet the team and learn about our work culture.
To elevate is to raise and in the most basic sense, we are fundraisers—our culture is forged by the world of development: being responsive, delivering results, and making it work. But more than just raising money, we are driven by a nuanced and meaningful definition of “to elevate”—that is, to improve and lift up. We want our clients to be better because they work with us—better at raising money, better at delivering programs and achieving real impact, and better at helping their communities and constituents. And, we want our staff to be better because they work here– better nonprofit professionals, better managers, better colleagues.
We value our team’s diversity and personalities—quiet and quirky or boisterous and bold. Perfection might be easier to sell in the short term – but only real people, with real life experience, can be actual partners to our clients. We want to find exceptional people and create a place where they can be themselves. We also want our clients to be real with us about who they are, what their challenges are, and the help they need. Our goal is to meet our clients where they are now and help them succeed.
We are open and committed to improvement—as individuals and as a company. We are a bright and motivated staff and we have to focus on the process of learning, training, and pushing ourselves to be exceptional. We also expect this from our clients.
Our teams are interwoven with each other and with our clients. This makes us all better, more knowledgeable, more effective. We strive to be helpful—to our teams, to our colleagues, and to our clients. We recognize that we depend on each other to do great work.
Strategy is fundamental and efficiencies are truly great. But at the end of the day, hard work (and lots of it) is what moves the needle. We don’t believe in shortcuts. There’s always more to do and another problem to solve.
We’re part of the fight for social justice, equality, and improving the quality of life for all people in all communities. We believe that progress is possible for the world, our company, our clients, and ourselves. We focus on learning from mistakes and improving as we go. We believe that nonprofits make the world better in partnership with businesses, individuals, churches, and government. The nonprofit sector is amazing, and full of smart, committed, passionate people who will make real change.