The Nonprofit Plug is more than just a non stop consulting firm – we are your allies.
Our Core Values
We are here to empower you, your cause and uplift you during difficulties.
Through our partnerships and platform we want to build commUNITY with you and for you.
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.
Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Health Management and Policy
Oregon State University
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.
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
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.
Her mother, a multifaceted individual, served as both a teacher and a successful entrepreneur, delving into ventures such as insurance, real estate, and even jewelry sales. Witnessing her mother’s tenacity and drive instilled in Laine a profound appreciation for venturing beyond comfort zones and seizing opportunities.
Tragically, Laine’s life took a significant turn with the untimely passing of her father when she was on the cusp of adulthood. This loss served as a catalyst, propelling her towards a journey of self-reliance and a deepened interest in finance and money management.
Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and Network Management from DeVRY University, Laine embarked on a career journey that seamlessly blended her technical acumen with her burgeoning interest in business. Following her father’s guidance, she pursued a path that integrated technology and business, setting the stage for her future successes.
Her career path led her through various roles, from a Network and Field Engineer at Nortel Networks to obtaining licenses in financial advisory. Laine’s entrepreneurial spirit eventually led her to establish her own accounting and human resources consulting business, a journey marked by resilience, adaptability, and an unwavering commitment to her clients’ financial well-being.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Laine finds fulfillment in her roles as a mother, fitness instructor, and baker. Her dedication to fitness instruction stems from a desire to pay forward the support she received on her own journey, while her baking endeavors serve as a creative outlet and a means of spreading joy.
Throughout her life, Laine has confronted challenges head-on, relying on prayer, resilience, and emotional fortitude to navigate difficult circumstances. Her experiences have taught her the importance of vulnerability, accountability, and adaptation in the face of adversity.
Driven by a compassionate spirit, Laine actively engages in philanthropic efforts, supporting causes such as aiding deaf children, disaster relief, and various charitable organizations. Her experiences, from volunteering at orphanages to assisting in hurricane relief efforts, have left indelible impressions, reinforcing her gratitude and compassion for others.
Laine’s journey has been shaped by the influences of her mother, grandmother, and mentor, individuals whose resilience, determination, and compassion have left lasting imprints on her character and goals. Their examples have instilled in her a belief in the power of perseverance, service, and unwavering faith.
Despite her proficiency in baking, Laine harbors a surprising aversion to cheesecake, a fact that adds a touch of irony to her successful cheesecake baking business. Additionally, she embraces the tradition of starting new ventures on New Year’s Eve, a symbolic nod to fresh beginnings and uncharted paths.
In the midst of her busy life, Laine holds a nuanced perspective on love, acknowledging past heartaches while maintaining a steadfast belief in its enduring power. Her journey, marked by resilience, compassion, and boundless determination, serves as a testament to the transformative potential of embracing life’s challenges and opportunities with unwavering resolve.