Board Development

Next Stage Advisors excels at helping nonprofits take their events to the next stage of development as easily as possible and with the most efficient use of resources. Using more than 20 years of nonprofit, marketing and sales experience, Next Stage Advisors and principal, Amy Crowell, specialize in helping organizations meet and beat their special event revenue goals without the long-term commitment of a new staff member or lengthy contracts.

 Next Stage Advisors is superior at weeding through information to arrive at the best steps and processes that achieve the results that organizations want. From sponsorships and auctions, to ticket sales and donations, Next Stage Advisors has the experience to increase your event revenue, as well as the tactics to expand and enhance a donor base. Experienced problem solvers of both day-to-day and big picture challenges, we dive into the details to execute plans to move your events to new strengths and accomplishments. 



Amy Crowell, Principal

Amy has more than two decades of helping non-profits maximize their impact via improved strategy, marketing and fundraising, incluStage ding volunteer and employee engagement. Prior to founding Next Stage Advisors, Amy was a leader at Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit, as Director of Grassroots Fundraising and Youth Engagement where she build a community of people of all ages to help spread the word and raise funds to end childhood hunger. Prior to that, Amy was Share Our Strength’s Atlanta Director where she raised more than $3 million via special events and donations.

In 2017, Amy authored The A-to-Z Guide to Event Fundraising. The book helps nonprofits of all sizes with their special event fundraisers by creating a blueprint to help them organize well-run events that net both high profits and new supporters for their organization.

Amy is highly skilled in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing including website design and implementation, e-communications, loyalty programs and both print and social media. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Connecticut, a MBA from Brenau University, is a Certified Fundraising Executive, Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Les Dames d’Escoffier International-Atlanta where she has held the VP of Philanthropy position.

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