About Us

Our Mission

The Nonprofit Plug is more than just a non stop consulting firm – we are your allies.

We care about serving you and your nonprofit by getting to know who you are, your mission and how we can bring everything together for you. Tell us whatever it is you need and let us handle the hard work!

Our Core Values

Empower

We are here to empower you, your cause and uplift you during difficulties.

Unite

Through our partnerships and platform we want to build commUNITY with you and for you.

Develop

By establishing your nonprofit needs even if you are just starting out or have skin in the nonprofit game, we will take care of everything from beginning to end as your one stop shop consulting firm and ally.

Who We Are

Meet The Team Behind The Nonprofit Plug

The Nonprofit Plug LLC is your one-stop shop consulting firm for those impacting the global community and anything your nonprofit needs! The NPP forms and incorporates tax-exempt charitable nonprofits (we do all the state and IRS paperwork for you!), ensures yearly compliance, ensures proper financial management, identifies and prepares organizations to be grant ready, creates a culture of impactful donor cultivation, develops strategic plans, provides community engagement and collaboration to enhance private and governmental relationships, and provides the board of director management services.

We are a one-stop shop for everything NONPROFIT!

Dr. Sharon Elefant, DHA, CIH, MHA

CEO & Founder | Nonprofit & Education Consultant

Dr. Sharon Elefant, Founder and CEO of The Nonprofit Plug, consults with various individuals to form and incorporate 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit organizations. Dr. Elefant specializes in supporting nonprofits to develop their organizational and administrative infrastructure, strategic vision, implementation plans, fund and growth development, and relationship cultivation.

Additionally, she is adjunct faculty for Central Michigan University, Florida International University, and Pacific Oaks College specializing in health care business curriculum, supporting academic excellence in student advising, mentoring and internship programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Living by the concept of Tikkun Olam, to repair the world, Dr. Sharon Elefant is an inclusive social justice advocate, educator, and nonprofit leader with a proven track record of building, growing, and enhancing organizational and fund development efforts on both a national and global level. Her innovative approaches and excellent communication skills have allowed her to successfully align community programs with specific community needs through various program partnerships and collaborations.

​As an international. advisor to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, Dr. Elefant aids these nonprofits in strategic planning, business infrastructure development, fund development, and board creation and engagement, as well as developing private and governmental relationships. As a nonprofit consultant, she has been instrumental in the formation and incorporation of many nonprofits. Dr. Elefant and her team at The Nonprofit Plug have served in roles such as interim Executive Director at Karma Rescue, as the Executive Director for Engage the Vision and has held previous roles such as the California representative for outreach and relationships for Project Giving Kids, advisor, and consultant to the The Connect, and hundreds of other nonprofits, specializing in development, building infrastructure, and building partners. As a nonprofit consultant, Dr. Elefant serves as business advisor offering strategies for grant infrastructure development and donor cultivation and stewardship.

Education

Doctorates
Central Michigan University

Bachelor of Science in Health Management and Policy
Oregon State University

Amber Anthony

Chief Financial Officer
Amber Anthony is a highly experienced financial professional with a proven track record of success in the fields of finance and accounting. As our new Chief Financial Advisor, Amber brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. She is a profit booster, efficiency driver, and strategy specialist, with a passion for all things analytical.

Amber has spent years working in the finance and accounting industries, where she has developed a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of financial analysis, forecasting, and planning. Her experience has included working in a variety of roles, including financial analyst, accountant, and financial advisor.

​In her most recent position, Amber served as the Chief Financial Officer of a large multinational corporation, where she was responsible for managing the company’s finances, implementing strategic initiatives, and driving growth and profitability. Her ability to identify opportunities for improvement and implement innovative solutions has made her a valuable asset to every organization she has worked with.

​Amber is thrilled to join our team and is committed to using her skills and experience to help us achieve our financial goals. She is passionate about helping businesses grow and succeed, and is excited to work with our team to drive profitability, efficiency, and success.

Rocsii Frank

Expert Sales Associate
There is a thin line between being a business woman in corporate America and being a self-made entrepreneur who bends the rules and closes deals. Rocsii Frank, Founder and CEO of The Source LA is the epitome of what a self made entrepreneur, influencer, community leader, mother, and woman is all about.Frank’s experience growing up in a single parent household mirrors her mother’s independence and hustle, which drives all aspects of her life today.

After overcoming various obstacles growing up in LA without access to help as a young mother of her son, Frank used this fire to survive and provide. In the year 2017, a platform and gateway to answers, guidance, and support to everyone in LA looking for a light through their dark tunnel, lead to The Source LA.The unconditional love from her son Julian, inspired and helped push her passed boundaries, fear, and insecurity as a young black mother, which later granted her access into Aflac as a business consultant and regional recruiter with over 4 active years with the Fortune 500 company.

With her experience as a community liaison, Frank is here to help those in search of their cause, get plugged in with the right people.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Inclusive and Ethical Leadership Certificate
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid

Karen Tovar

Client Relations Manager
Nurturer, healer, and community dynamo, Karen Tovar is not your average LVN – she’s a force of positivity, a beacon of empathy, and the heartbeat of everything she touches.

As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Karen’s passion for caregiving goes beyond the medical charts. With a heart full of compassion, she seamlessly blends her professional expertise with a genuine love for people, ensuring that every patient she encounters feels not just healed, but truly seen and cared for.

At home, Karen is the superhero mom of three energetic boys, juggling the chaos of parenthood with grace and a smile. Her love for family is the fuel that powers her, making her not just a caregiver in the hospital, but also the nurturing force that binds her own family together.

Beyond the confines of her home, Karen is a true community activist. Whether it’s organizing local events, championing causes close to her heart, or simply being the reliable friend and neighbor everyone turns to, she’s a beacon of light in her community.

In the professional arena, Karen is a maestro in customer relations. Her ability to connect with people on a personal level makes her not just a colleague but a trusted confidante. She’s the secret ingredient that turns regular operations into seamless symphonies, always going above and beyond to ensure everyone around her feels valued and supported.

But that’s not all – Karen is not one to rest on her laurels. She’s currently pursuing a degree in public health, driven by a deep-seated commitment to better serve her community. Her dedication to learning and growing reflects her belief that knowledge is the key to creating lasting positive change.

Karen Tovar isn’t just a nurse; she’s the glue that holds the operations of life together. Her laughter is infectious, her kindness is boundless, and her determination is unwavering. In a world that sometimes feels chaotic, Karen stands tall, a testament to the power of love, empathy, and a genuine commitment to making the world a better place—one smile, one patient, and one community at a time.

Janene Ackles

Nonprofit Expert and Government Grant Guru

Janene Marie Ackles Dublin was born in Forestville, MD (Andrews AFB). In 1993, she relocated to North Carolina, where her non-profit experience began at the World Trade Center, North Carolina which was a subsidiary of the World Trade Center in New York.

She has held several positions since then, including a technical writer position with a computer software developer in Durham, NC, and a reporter position with a small-town newspaper in Dunn, NC, before starting her own contracting business.

Presently, in addition to starting Grantastic Consulting, she serves to bring communities together and organize community watch programs as the President/Founder of the Cumberland County Community Watch Coalition.
Do you know how she began writing grants? In response to your question, she began writing grants by writing for a local church’s pastor, who requested her assistance in writing a grant for them; needless to say, she was successful in getting the grant right away. She was soon faced with the challenge of caring for her sick child, which made it hard to work outside the home. To be more flexible, she decided to freelance.
Despite personal circumstances, Janene held her first grant writing seminar in 2004 in Fayetteville, NC, with 75 attendees. She set up her first grant writing seminar in 2004. As a grant writer, she has earned a reputation for her skill in writing, as well as her commitment to improving the survival chances of non-profit organizations.
Janene now boasts a high percentage of grant approvals and is working on a book titled “Non-Profit 501C-3, Easy as 1-2-3”, a step-by-step guide to helping organizations obtain their Federal non-profit status.

Janene graduated Summa Cum Laude from Strayer University in 2008 with a degree in Computer Science.

Her well-rounded experience in research, government grants, and private entities allows her to be an asset to any organization with fundraising needs.
Her grant writing skills have enabled her to write grants for churches, daycares, community organizations, sports teams, health programs, municipal governments, and other special funding initiatives. “There are no grants too small, but there are grants you don’t apply for at all.” She is known for coining that phrase.
Janene has written grants for over 200 organizations and teaches a series of webinars that cater to non-profits and will continue to help these organizations serving in their communities.
Janene is now married to Charles Dublin, Jr and boasts a blended family of 8 adult children and seven grandchildren.

Are You Ready to Accelerate Your Non-Profit?