Alayna Buckner

Alayna Buckner is a licensed nonprofit consultant who has raised tens of millions of dollars for local and national nonprofits. She has a deep knowledge of the Washington, DC, region’s private funding community, as well as a proven record in securing national and federal funding. In 2013, she founded Elevate to make the highest level development expertise accessible to small and medium nonprofit organizations. Since then, she has overseen Elevate’s growth to a leading grantwriting firm in DC, serving dozens of the region’s most established nonprofits, as well as many ambitious new organizations. Today, Alayna continues to oversee Elevate’s staff, consult with clients to draft private and federal proposals, and develop new products that will improve the lives of nonprofit leaders. Alayna graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Philosophy and Public Policy and Honors in Ethics in Society.
Alayna Buckner