Prosperity Collective, a Youth INC and RevJen Group partnership.
Powering leaders. Accelerating nonprofits. Creating a world where all young people thrive.
LaMarr Coles III is a business and engagement professional with a decade of experience creating, fostering, and supervising events and platforms that enhance community development. Seasoned in interpersonal communication techniques, team and board development, and fundraising, LaMarr has spearheaded several successful projects for national organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Virginia.
His key accomplishments include increasing club site attendance from 50% to 100%, helping to raise more than $1.4 million for sponsorship outreach and other fundraiser logistics, leading and developing multiple successful regional volunteer boards, as well as initiating virtual platforms for local and long-distance club members throughout the country. Notably, he was one of 30 applicants out of 1,000 to be awarded a full scholarship through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
LaMarr has held membership in the Young Professionals of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and was selected as the "Mentor of the Year" in his hometown of Suffolk, Va. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Old Dominion University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Sarah has thirty years of experience as a grantmaker, strategic advisor and nonprofit executive. Her approach integrates funders and nonprofit perspectives to create strategies that inspire both audiences to action. Her mission is to help partners make meaningful positive change, bring new voices into the conversation, and harness the power of adaptation and innovation for positive good.
Her specialties include: vetting market opportunities and strategies, strategic planning, strategic advising (philanthropy and nonprofits), business model innovation, landscape analysis, customer pipeline development, go-to-market strategies, coaching, master facilitation, and cross-functional team leadership development. Sarah has sat on the boards of directors of fifteen for-and nonprofit organizations, directed over $100 million of investment, and advised CEOs of foundations and leading nonprofits.
Prior to establishing her Strategic Advisory service, Sarah served as the COO for Health Leads, Managing Partner for New Profit, and Associate Director for the Center for Effective Philanthropy. She has a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Jhanelle Gopie joined Youth INC in January 2018 as the Program Associate for the Celebration and BridgeFund Programs and is now Senior Associate Director, Resource Generation. In this role, Jhanelle manages fund development and provides strategic coaching to nonprofit leaders.
Throughout her tenure, Jhanelle has successfully supported Youth INC's network of over 75 nonprofit partners through its Celebration Gala Fundraising Training and BridgeFund Cash Grant programs.
In her role as a fund development coach specializing in event-based fundraising and board engagement for Celebration, she guided a dozen organizations to fundraise a total of $1M in individual and corporate giving. Through the BridgeFund Program, Jhanelle supported a grant portfolio of $350K, managing the grantee application and interview process, coordinating progress meetings between grantees and grant monitors, and providing hands-on technical support through the grant term.
Before joining Youth INC, Jhanelle held fund development roles at other leading nonprofits including, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Friends of UNFPA, Women's World Banking, and Action Against Hunger.
Jhanelle holds a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Government and Politics from St. John's University. She also holds a M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Development from The New School. Outside of work, Jhanelle enjoys cooking, Pilates, and taking in a healthy dose of bad reality television.
Amy came to RevJen in 2018 after more than 20 years working in the nonprofit sector. After 10 years serving in direct fundraising roles, such as Executive Director of Development at George Fox University, Amy worked as a development consultant and campaign counsel for many organizations. Her approach involves helping organizations to integrate fundraising and revenue into the core mission of the organization. That led her to begin developing curriculum for nonprofit leaders, first for Mission Increase Foundation, and now, for RevJen. Amy serves on the faculty of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s “Essentials of Development” program, and is board treasurer for The Water Project, a New Hampshire-based nonprofit serving communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Amy lives in Oregon and devotes much of her time to her energetic and dramatic daughter, her family and “bonus” family, riding her mountain bike or paddleboard, and pursuing her love of good tea. She holds a degree in International Business from George Fox University.
As the EVP for Product and Content for RevJen, Staci leads product strategy, development and execution. Before assuming her current role at RevJen in 2019, Staci spent 20+ years leading for-profit organizations. In 2014, she founded Staci Tubbs Leadership, which provides Masterminds, Peer Groups and executive development for Founders, Owners, and Chief Executives. Prior to assuming this role, Staci spent nearly two decades leading private and public companies, most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Stellar North America, a $20 Million business process outsourcing company. Her strengths include the capacity to successfully scale organizations, engaging in balanced risk-taking, and creating a strong team culture, and ensuring that the team has some fun along the growth journey.
Outside of work, Staci enjoys the warmth and people in Dallas, hiking and walking her dogs, and an occasional travel adventure. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Biology, as well as certification in coaching and facilitation from the Coaches Training Institute.