6 Step To Nonprofit Startup

You have a vision for starting a charitable nonprofit, but you don't know where to start. Start with this step-by-step guide, and bring your vision to life!

Course Dates: April 30 - June 3, 2018


Startup Instruction

We'll help take the sting out of state & federal regulations.

Step By Step Help

We'll help you  through key organization startup decisions.

Live Coaching

Live coaching sessions keep you from getting stuck.

Ready To Do Good?

You're compassionate with a vision for helping others. Have you wanted to start a nonprofit and make a real difference? And did you put it off because you didn't know how to start? Well, if you're ready to do the work, 6 Steps to Nonprofit Startup will show you how.

Step By Step

6 Steps to Nonprofit Startup is an online course that walks you through the steps that take you from having a vision to  creating a formal U.S. nonprofit.

On Your Schedule

The course lives online inside the Nonprofit Startup Academy's Startup Lab. You'll have 24/7 access to video lessons and invitations to live coaching calls for even more support.

From Our Students

"This Lesson opens my eyes to areas I had not considered. Giving the people I want to reach a complete identity is amazingly helpful. My vision is becoming more and more real to me. "

Sherrine Jones
Program Builders Bootcamp

"Two things that helped me in our startup class are [first], writing out our plans, [which] helped with understanding what my organization is really about, and how to move forward. Secondly, being able to share feedback with others in our Nonprofit Startup Academy. Thank you, LaCharla Figgs, for creating the Nonprofit Startup Academy."

Pamela Jordan Calloway, Founder, Men of Honor
Make Your Vision Plain Mini Course

"This exercise was great! I was able to involve our Social Worker, RN and 2 of our board members. It helps ensure that we are all thinking and moving along the same line. Thanks so much!"

Deven Woods
Program Builders Bootcamp


April 30-June 3, 2018

Enroll here if you're ready to bring your vision to life!

Tuition: $89.00
Use PayPal or Your Credit Card. We never see or have access to your financial information.


More About The Course


Starting a nonprofit is a real commitment, and it's not for everyone. This course is designed for those who will set aside the time and are committed to taking action!

This is NOT a course for "tire kickers." So if you're not able to answer yes to the following questions, 6 Steps To Nonprofit Startup is not a good fit for you:

  • Will you set aside 3 to 4 hours each week for 4 weeks to complete the lessons, attend the Q&A sessions (if you need to), and work on nonprofit startup activities?

  • Video-based classes, download the documents, and participate in video/audio-based coaching?

  • Can you recruit at least 2 reliable people to serve as your startup board members and help you with the work?

I want you to succeed! You can enroll without answering yes to the questions, but I think you'll the course is more likely to be a good fit for you if you do.  


  • A reliable email address.

  • A basic understanding of the internet, such as how to do web searches and navigate websites.

  • A computer or smart phone with reliable Internet access to watch recorded video lessons, download and print program materials, and participate in online coaching programs using free Zoom.us software.


  • The course provides video lessons that take you step by step through the process of creating a charitable nonprofit in the U.S.

  • You won't just fill in forms, you'll learn requirements and options related to your nonprofit  and tips for avoiding government delays.

  • Downloadable documents inside the online classroom reinforce what you learn, offer additional resources, and help you track your progress.

  • You'll see 1 or more new lessons in the classroom each of the first 4 weeks. You can also post questions and get answers on each lesson.

  • Boost your momentum! Join the weekly online coaching sessions--which will be recorded and posted in the classroom afterward.

    You can log into the classroom for 6 weeks after the course ends in case you need to complete your work.

  • Course Dates: April 30 - June 3, 2018.


  • To register click one of the Enroll Me buttons on this page.

  • Next, the enrollment page will ask you to create an account with your email and a password. (You'll use them to log into the Nonprofit Startup Lab for your lessons.

  • You can pay the $89 tuition through through PayPal or with your credit card. We never see or have access to your financial information.


Nonprofit Startup Academy courses are for serious students, and so they require WORK. And you should get results if you're willing to do that work.

But not every program is the right fit for those who enroll, and we want you to enjoy learning with us. So if you enroll, start doing the work, and see that this is the wrong fit for you, you can request and receive a full no-questions-asked refund if you do so by 11:59 pm, on April 25, 2018, following our Terms Service, which you can read HERE.

Nonprofit Startup Academy

Nonprofit Startup Academy is a digital education and coaching program. Its mission is to equip compassionate visionaries to create high-performing, life-changing organizations--without frustration and wasted time.

After you've launched, take advantage of other Academy courses and coaching that help with leadership building, fundraising, and planning. You'll find present and future courses HERE.

Nonprofit Startup Academy is here to help you start strong and build a program that changes the lives of people in need.

The Founder

Hello! I’m LaCharla Figgs, founder of T.L. Figgs Nonprofit Consulting and Nonprofit Startup Academy LLC. I'm a 25+ year veteran of nonprofit management, grant making, and consulting.

Many years ago, I wanted to start a nonprofit, and I had no idea how to start. And I knew nothing about the nonprofit sector.

Fast-forward a few years, and I was working with community-based nonprofits, teaching them about federal regs, helping them improve their financial systems, training boards, addressing staffing issues and even managing a grantmaking program.

But one of my greatest joys was helping a compassionate woman create a residential program for moms graduating from drug rehab. She had been serving young women one at a time in her own home and had a bigger vision. Helping her create an aftercare program was one of the most rewarding things I've done in my career.

So in 2017 I created Nonprofit Startup Academy to help compassionate people like her bring their visions of serving people to life! Instead of wading through government regulations, paperwork, board development, grantwriting, and the rest alone, they would have a mentor to help them move more easily into their Purpose.

It's still some of my most rewarding work. I love working with visionaries who refuse to wait for "someone somewhere" to make a difference. And I can't imagine a better job!


April 30-June 3, 2018

Enroll here if you're ready to bring your vision to life!

Tuition: $89.00
Use PayPal or Your Credit Card. We never see or have access to your financial information.


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