I'm LaCharla, and I help Changmakers like you create brand new, life-changing nonprofits. When it's time to take your passion for helping people to the next level, come work with me!

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Nonprofit Startup Basics

This guide tells you how to create a charitable nonprofit in the US. It's free when you join our Community.

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Church-Based Nonprofits

 Does your church offer human services programs? Learn 4 reasons to start a separate nonprofit.

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Nonprofit Pros and Cons

Starting a nonprofit is not for everyone. So join us for a live chat about the good and the bad.

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Find the Right Fit

Exploring Your Options?
For you, serving people in need is NOT optional. It's in your blood, and you want to make a BIG difference in the world. And I want to help you do it. The thing is, there's no ONE best way to do that. So, I created these resources to help you explore nonprofit startup and other ways you can serve people in need.

NONPROFIT STARTUP BASICS- Free Guide
FINDING YOUR PATH - 3-Part Class

Ready To Launch Your Nonprofit?
You're a visionary, right? So you hate paperwork, planning, and "process." Well, you can't avoid them if you want to start a nonprofit, but that's why I'm here--to get you THROUGH the "red tape" and on to serving people. I created these resources to help:

MAKE YOUR VISION PLAIN - Course
6 STEPS TO NONPROFITSTARTUP - Course

Ready to Build Your Foundation?
You've completed the paperwork, and your nonprofit is official! Congratulations! It's time to lay a solid foundation, and so I've created leadership- and organization-building resources to help you:

YOUR FIRST BOARD - Coaching
HIGH-IMPACT PROGRAM DESIGN - Coaching
FUNDRAISING ABCs - Course
YOUR FIRST PROPSAL - Coaching Program

Just Want to Browse?
If you've been "thinking" about starting a nonprofit program or ministry, and you just want to stroll through the site and see what's available, great! You can browse our current and upcoming courses and coaching programs HERE.

Here's a Bit About Me

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Hello, I'm LaCharla Figgs. I created Nonprofit Startup Academy to help compassionate Changemakers launch US nonprofits. And I love the people I help. Because they refuse to wait around for "someone somewhere" to help others. They're ready to change the world for Good!

I've spent the past 25-plus years supporting nonprofits. As contract manager, author, program director, leadership coach, grantmaker, consultant, and more.

 

One of my FAVORITE jobs, though, is helping visionaries launch charitable nonprofits.

 

These highly-focused folk are excited and ready to change the world. And I love using my experience to make their journey less stressful.

If you're a visionary, I think I know a little something about you. You're ready to serve more hurting people now. And you have ZERO patience with planning, "process," and paperwork. Even though you know you'll have to face it to start a nonprofit.

 

That's ok, because that's what I'm good at. And I created this program to lend you my strengths. To ease the frustration of the paperwork, planning, and process so you can focus on your vision.

 

Starting a nonprofit means wading into new territory. My job is to be your guide and mentor. To help you see what's ahead. To steer you away from pitfalls. And help you navigate the frustrations that sometimes pop up.

You'll see that I'm constantly teaching and sharing insights with you. Because having a nonrofit on paper is not enough. You need the skills and confidence to lead your nonprofit well.

As a nonprofit leader, you have to invest in your skills and become a life-long learner. I hope you'll make Nonprofit Startup Academy one of your learning resources.

 

And, if you're ready to get to work, let's start bringing your vision to life right now!

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