You hope to start a charitable nonprofit, but you're nervous about wading into new territory. If you're ready to work, this 6-week course offers the support you need to bring your vision to life!

Dates: To Be Announced






6 Step To Nonprofit Startup

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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.


  • This 6-week 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 post questions and get answers inside each lesson, and you'll have opportunities for live coaching throughout the program.

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

    You'll have access to the online classroom for 6 weeks after the course ends to gve you extra time to complete your work.

  • Course Dates: To Be Announced


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

I designed his course for folks who are serious about starting a nonprofit. So if you're not able to answer yes to the following questions, 6 Steps To Nonprofit Startup is probably 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 software.


  • 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 June 7, 2018, following our Terms Purchase--including our Refund Policy--which you can read HERE.


"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

"When you think about starting a nonprofit all you want to do is make a difference but this is a great course that opens your eyes and gives you a nice Foundation to what it really takes to start a non-profit. After each course my husband and I took the time to really think about whether we had the personality, temperament, capacity and the drive to really start one or if we were meant to take an alternative route for making an impact in our community. Great class for beginners!"

Finding Your Path [Class]
Wil and Gia M., Hyattsville, MD


Program Dates: To Be Announced

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.



Nonprofit Startup Academy is a digital education and coaching program. Its mission is to equip compassionate change-makers to create high-performing, life-changing nonprofits and ministries--without fustration, confusion, and wasted time.

After you've launched, take advantage of other Academy courses and coaching that help with leadership building, fundraising, and planning.

The Founder

LaCharla’s ImageI'm LaCharla Figgs, founder of T.L. Figgs Nonprofit Consulting. I have more than 25 years' experience in nonprofit management, planning, organization-building, grant making, and leadership development.

After more than 10 years as a consultant, I still love helping my clients build life-changing organizations. I especially enjoy working with visionaries who want to launch US nonprofit programs and ministries. Their energy and drive are contagious!

I created Nonprofit Startup Academy--a digital education and coaching program to offer visionaries across the U.S the support they need to create high-impact nonprofits that transform the lives of people in need. I love serving people who refuse to wait for someone else to make things better, and I can't imagine a better job!


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