about prime nonprofit consulting services

PRIME is a St. Louis based firm that provides marketing and business solutions to nonprofit organizations across the United States. A smaller company catering to your needs, PRIME representatives have over 60 years experience in the non-profit consulting industry including fundraising, marketing, communications, research services and management consulting for nonprofit organizations. We have the knowledge, the expertise, and the resources to assist your company in getting the financial backing that allows you and your non-profit organization to grow. PRIME wants to be a part of that process and help you and your company succeed.

All of the associates at PRIME are committed to helping organizations reach their highest potential and in turn helping to solve the communities most challenging problems. We align skill with passion to create innovative yet practical solutions for nonprofits.

We customize and tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We will listen and assess your vision, mission and current challenges and help design a plan for your organization. We are committed to results and customer satisfaction.



Nonprofits must be efficient, focused on future growth and customer satisfaction.A nonprofit is only as effective as its executive leadership team. Sustainable not-for-profits are those that understand their mission and customers and consumers and stay true to that. Nonprofit organizations should be known for its impact and results. Perfect your ability to communicate your return on investment and new funding will follow!


  • Johanna Wharton Jones President & CEO

    Johanna Wharton Jones has nearly twenty years of nonprofit management experience. Her expertise includes fundraising, grant writing, program development, developing strategic partnerships, training, facilitation skills and marketing. Jones has a reputation for leading organizations through turnarounds through staffing and mission alignment, fundraising, expanding programming and community partnerships. One of Jones’ greatest successes is that she developed a turnaround strategy for an organization that strengthened programs, improved staff performance and increased revenue by $700,000 in ten months.

    Jones previously served as the Executive Vice President of Grace Hill Settlement House where she led Grace Hill’s Efforts in Early Childhood Education, Community and Economic Development, School Age Academic Advancement, Aging Services and Family Advancement. Jones successfully led efforts to renovate and open Grace Hill’s Water Tower Hub building, renovate and open seven transitional housing units in the College Hill Neighborhood.

    Jones has experience in not-for-profit management and community development. serving as Vice President for Community Services at Provident, Inc. for nearly ten years. Provident is a St. Louis based mental health and human services organization and at the East St. Louis Housing Authority as a Hearing Officer and Grants Manager.

    Jones served on the Southwestern Illinois Leadership Council, on the Board of Epworth and previously served on the Federal Reserve Bank Community Development Advisory Board. She is active with Central Baptist Church Media Ministry, and Delta Academy.

    Jones earned her bachelor of science in Mass Communications from Jackson State University, and holds a Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law.

    Born and raised in the City of St. Louis, Jones stays committed to the advancement of children and families in the place that she calls home. She is very active in the community and especially proud of her volunteer service helping children succeed. She believes that exposing children to the vast resources in their communities will in turn open the door to new learning opportunities. Jones has two daughters of her own ages 10 and 7 years of age.

  • Syl Wilson Marketing Director

    As a 17-year veteran in the marketing and business development industry, she has gained the necessary leadership sills and ability to develop and fully execute strategic branding and marketing coordination, making her a key asset to the Prime Consulting Group. Syl oversees the marketing department and offers a precise mixture of expertise, know-how, and precision work that assist in delivering strong marketing, advertising, and copywriting. She has experience with keeping a consistent message of internal and external communications, including website content and media relations for the purpose of enhancing brand identity and sales potential of a growing company.

    Syl was featured in Target Marketing Magazines January 2008 publication for her expertise on PURL’s and her ability to gain over 50% response rates on all direct mail advertisements. Likewise she uses PURLs on all social media efforts and is able to track targeted audiences in a way that has taken the social media platform to a new level.

Seeking Additional Funding for Your Organization? Call Now: 314-223-1933