A Bootcamp For Nonprofit Leaders

Are you struggling to create programs with the power to transform peoples' lives? Well, get ready to roll up your sleeves bootcamp style and craft a program that leaves the fluff and failure behind!

Course Dates: To Be Scheduled.

What You Can Expect

Key facts & questions that lay the foundation for effective human service programs. 

Opportunities for networking, peer learning, and feedback from fellow participants.

Live group and individual coaching to encourage you and nudge you to the finish line!

Come Let's Dig Deep

High-Impact Program Design is an intense, hands-on, bootcamp-style program. You get 8-weeks of learning, coaching, and WORKING that will challenge you and your team to ask and answer the right questions about your program and the people you serve.

Leave the fluff behind as you design a program characterized by excellence and real results.

If  providing "average service" is not an option for you, roll up your sleeves and let's get to work!

More About The Program


  • You'll deepen your understanding of your field and design a human services program step by step, from the ground up.
  • You'll dig below the surface of your vision and do the work needed to create the kind of program a grantmaker wants to fund.
  • You'll learn how to choose the right business model and program structure to get results.


  • This is a 6-week learning and coaching program. You'll get one or more new video-based lessons each week, which you'll watch inside the online "classroom" in the Nonprofit Startup Lab.
  • You'll have 24/7 access to the classroom so that you can learn on your own schedule.
  • Downloadable materials help you follow the video lessons and provide resources to help you take action on what you've learned.
  • You'll be invited to join a weekly online group coaching session where your instructor will answer questions and offer feedback.
  • You'll also have access to one-on-one coaching at least twice during the course to help you stay on track or get "unstuck".
  • This program requires a significant amount of homework. The more youknow about your industry, the less homework you'll have. The quality of your final program design will depend upon the quality of each participant's work in the program.
  • You'll receive new lessons during each of the first 4 weeks, and you can spend the final two completing your project with support from your instructor.


  • The ideal student will have a few years' experience in the topic your nonprofit deals with, such as homelessness, foster care youth, or anti-hunger. Previous students have suggested that it's not a good fit for those unfamiliar with your industry.
  • You should be comfortable with online searches, since you'll be asked to answer questions that may require online research.
  • You should be willing and able to devote at least 3 hours each week to lessons and assignments, understanding that the time will vary based on your program.


  • 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 the video lessons, download program materials, and participate in audio- and video-based coaching sessions.
  • The (optional) ability to print downloadable materials. 


  • To register, click one of the big Enroll Me buttons on this page.
  • You'll have the option of paying in full or making two payments. Each option takes you through a slightly different process.
  • Whichever payment option you choose, you'll be taken to a registration page and asked to create an account with your email address and a password. You'll use these each time you log into the Nonprofit Startup Lab.
  • After you register, a page will open. It will tell you how to access the online classroom and what you should do next. You'll also get an email reminder about how to access your course a day or two before it begins.
  • Tuition is a one-time payment of $129 or one payment of $70 now and a second payment of $70 in two weeks. Use Pay Pal or Credit Card.>(We never see your financial information.)


This course is for those who are serious about learning and taking action. There's no shortcut. So if you're not ready for lessons, research, drafting write-ups, and participating in group and individual coaching sessions, this program is not for you. Still, if you enroll, we want you to be happy with your decision.

So if you enroll, start to do the work, and find that this program is just the wrong fit for you, you can request a full no-questions-asked refund if you request it according to our Terms of Service. You'll have an opprtunity to read the policy durning the enrollment process, and you can also read it in our Terms of Service HERE.

High-Impact Program Design
Program Dates: To Be Announced

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to build a human services program that can transform the lives of he people you serve! Click the button to enroll.

COST: $129.00 1-Time Payment
$70 Now and $70 in 2 Weeks

Pay With PayPal or Credit Card. We never see or have access to your financial information.

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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 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. 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!

High-Impact Program Design
Program Dates: To Be Announced

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to build a human services program that can transform the lives of he people you serve! Click the button to enroll.

COST: $129.00 1-Time Payment
$70 Now and $70 in 2 Weeks

Pay With PayPal or Credit Card. We never see or have access to your financial information.


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