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.
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.
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.
The Elevate team is professional, competent, and easy to work with. Throughout the Grants Accelerator Project, Elevate pushed me to think about my organization’s work in ways that I hadn’t before. The result is that I am now much more confident in the story we have to tell our funding partners. Investing in a GAP was money well spent.
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.
During a year of significant transition for our organization, Elevate was an amazing partner! The Grant Writer on our Elevate team was skilled at understanding our work and framing our proposals in a compelling, successful way. Elevate is definitely one of the best contractors we have worked with.
When I became the ED of our organization, one of the first decisions I made was to hire Elevate. I spent time researching and vetting grant writers and services. Elevate was not only the most responsive and engaging, but they also proved to be the most economical. The Elevate team has been instrumental in the success of our grants program. The team is very knowledgeable, and working with Elevate has helped me become a better ED with their thoughtful insight.
With Elevate, I know that I have a stellar team that is constantly thinking strategically about the organization and how to position us for success with grants. They write about our work in a way that is exciting to read, and we have brought in more funding with Elevate because we’ve partnered to make our best possible case to funders.