Elevate has truly become a part of our team. I appreciate the trust that we have developed over time; we have conversations in which we respectfully push and pull one another in a way that is making us more strategic and competitive for grant funding.
The Elevate team brings deep knowledge of the grants process, effective systems for collecting information, and exceptionally strong writing to each Writing Capacity Project. We have moved further with Elevate in a shorter period of time than we have with any other fundraising model we have tried thus far.
When we had a temporary vacancy on our team, Elevate’s Ongoing Writer Retainer service met our grant writing capacity needs. Elevate was invested in our success in a genuine way, and it was a gift to have a fresh perspective on our grant language.
From the beginning, Elevate helped me understand the time and steps it would take to grow our grants program to support the growth of our organization. With their consistent support to research and cultivate new funders and develop new ways to talk about our work to philanthropic partners, we’ve seen our hard work pay off in the form of new funder relationships and increased revenue.
With Elevate’s support, we have increased the quality and output of our grant writing. The Elevate team has developed a keen understanding of our organization and our work. With their strategic expertise, data tracking, and compelling writing, we have seen a significant increase in grant funding. This was especially critical in light of the unique challenges early childhood education professionals faced during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through a Grants Accelerator Project, the Elevate team taught us how to put our best foot forward to request the funding we need to make a difference. We learned strategies to garner authentic interest in our work and techniques to translate that into financial support to help us accomplish our goals. Elevate is the perfect name for the company, because they truly “elevated” our thinking!
Elevate has been a key collaborator and thought-partner in our external communications as our small yet nimble nonprofit continues to grow. Their team of experts has been instrumental in our efforts to connect with foundations dedicated to supporting our work to protect our coasts and ocean.
Compared to other companies we considered, Elevate offered the most comprehensive support. I’ve been pleased to see that they’ve delivered on that comprehensive approach! We didn’t want to hire and train someone to work on grants internally, since grant writing is not our expertise. Working with Elevate means we don’t have to worry about that.
Not only did Elevate help Imagine LA break the $1M grant funding ceiling for the first time, they are a true partner: actively working with us to achieve new levels of strategy, expertise, and clarity in terms of how we talk and write about our ever-evolving organization — and always in the service of our mission to break the cycle of family poverty and homelessness.
While we have been working with Elevate for several years, their value to the organization became even more clear when we faced a departure on our internal development team. The continuity, strategic expertise, strong writing, and detailed data tracking that the Elevate team brings to our partnership ensures that our grants program remains steady through this period of transition. Elevate has become central to our mission.