Testimonials

“Next Stage Advisors provided us a comprehensive report with specific recommendations on how to increase the effectiveness of our fundraising events, as well as how to develop and expand our board of directors. It was great to have a well thought out “to do” list allowing us all to use our board and staff time most effectively. In addition, they provided grant advice and grantwriting services which net us a new grant that increased our budget by 13%, allowing us to expand our staff hours so we can do more to help developmentally disabled young adults. We highly recommend Next Stage Advisors if you need help with nonprofit fundraising.” – Kurt Powell Esq., Chairman of the Board, Great Prospects

"As the first and only full-time employee of Wholesome Wave Georgia in 2014, I wore many hats, one of which was fundraising. At the time we did not have funding to hire a full-time person to work in development, so I reached out to Amy to ask for help. The initial ask to Amy was to help me respond to several RFP's. Amy exceeded expectations by working closely with me to offer guidance, training and mentorship. Amy's dedication to and passion for helping small non-profits develop capacity and expand is evident in her actions, and allowed us to raise funds to hire a full time development person in 2015!" - Sara Berney, Executive Director, Wholesome Wave Georgia

“Amy Crowell served as speaker at our annual state conference this past year. Her approach to working with our board members was exceptional! She offered both hands on exercises and tools that they could easily walk away from the meeting and implement. I would highly recommend her for her depth of expertise and ability to deliver significant value to our non-profit boards and their fundraising education needs.”   -- Janice Sherman, GAPHC

"In the more than seven years Amy worked for Share Our Strength, she excelled at both big picture strategic thinking as well as the details to make her ideas a success. She not only created new programs and events to fundraiser for our organization, she also had success bringing in new corporate sponsors, cultivating and stewarding existing supporters and volunteers and bringing new ideas to existing programs to help their success. In addition to managing every aspect of one of our largest events, Amy had her eye on growth and set the financial goals higher each year.  She often reached them and inspired others to consistently set the bar higher. Amy’s methodology and expertise will help any non-profit, whether large or small, reach their next goals. " - Debbie Shoare, Co-Founder, Share Our Strength

 

Click  to listen to a testimonial from Lindsi Pearson, Vice President of Development, Make-A-Wish Georgia about Next Stage Advisors

"It was a pleasure working with Amy Crowell and Next Stage Advisors.  My fellow board members at The 6-4-3 Foundation and I benefited from executing an organizational assessment with Next Stage on our young, charitable organization - The 6-4-3 Foundation.  This was our first engagement with a consultant.  Next Stage helped us to think critically and constructively about both past and future decisions, current and future direction, our best attributes, and our areas needing the most improvement or refinement.  The organizational assessment on our foundation with Next Stage was a very healthy and needed exercise to position us (the board members and the organization itself) in the best possible manner for our next chapter of good work in the community."-  David B. Carr, Board of Directors, Chair, The 6-4-3 Foundation

Clients

"As the new CEO of Make-A-Wish Georgia, I wanted our annual Wish Ball to move to a new level despite going through some staffing changes. Next Stage Advisors was just what we needed. They not only helped us to re-concept the event, really focusing on ensuring that our guests understood the impact Make-A-Wish Georgia has on the families and children with life threatening medical conditions in our community, but they also helped with event logistics and worked with our committees until our new development staff was in place. From the early stages of concepting, to the night of the event, Next Stage Advisors helped make the event a success. We raised well more than their fees the night of the event and they even caught a $1,000+ vendor billing error. Next Stage Advisors was a great investment overall, and they helped our chapter through a critical time.” Tim Earley, CEO, Make-A-Wish Georgia