Board Development

You have a thriving non-profit doing great work and you are ready to take it to the next level. Whether you are wanting to serve more people, add a new program or grow in other ways, you may be caught in the catch-22 of you can't grow without more revenue, but you can't get more revenue without growing. You want to hire additional staff and increase programmatic reach, but how can you do so without the additional funding first?

Specializing in non-profit fundraising, special event consulting, board development, grant writing and more, Next Stage Advisors helps non-profits of all sizes meet and beat their fundraising goals without the long term commitment of a new staff member or long term contract. Using more than 20 years of non-profit, marketing and sales experience, we help non-profits get to the next stage of growth so they can grow and thrive.


Amy Crowell, Principal

Amy has more than two decades of helping non-profits maximize their impact via improved strategy, marketing and fundraising, including 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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