It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the team at Elevate. They are professional, organized, and incredibly effective at telling our story to our funding partners. I’d recommend the OWR service to any organization that needs a boost in capacity to write grant proposals and reports.
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.
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.
Elevate is my go-to grant writing partner. We’ve worked with a variety of writers that are responsive, detail-oriented, and have helped me raise a significant amount of funding through grants over the years.
I appreciate the way my Elevate team not only writes strong proposals, but also helps me to consider the bigger picture of how each funding opportunity fits into our overall strategy. They are informed, accessible, organized, and they are excellent writers. I have come to think of Elevate as an extension of our staff.
Working with Elevate has been a very smooth process from start to finish. Our writer’s professionalism and strength of writing proved instrumental in gaining the trust of the collaborators on our application and kept us organized and on track to submit this project early. Their approach took a truly respectful and collaborative approach to make everyone feel heard. The finished proposal has accomplished my aims of communicating a clear story of our work and answering the questions specifically with an eye for building our case as to why we should be funded.
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.
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.