Make Your Vision Plain!

You have a passion for helping others, but you haven't launched your nonprofit. You can't quite explain your vision; so you don't know where to start. Well, start here. Learn to express your vision in a way that attracts the right support and lays the foundation for nonprofit startup.

Course Dates: March 22 - April 25, 2018



Practical Tools

"Unpack" those ideas in your head and draft a clear, compelling "vision brief." 

Peer Feedback

Improve the quality of your draft vision brief with objective feedback.

Success Coaching

Get live coaching that helps you get crystal clear on your vision for serving others.

Making It Plain

You're a visionary. You can "see" how your program will transform the lives of the people you hope to serve. Yes, you understand their problems, but you also see the possibilities.

But not everyone sees what you do.

To bring your vision to life, you'll need board members, volunteers, and financial supporters. And since people rarely support causes they don't understand, you have to help them see what you see. You need a compelling message that causes them to want to roll up their sleeves and join you or open their checkbooks and give.

Make Your Vision Plain helps you develop that message.


Course Details

  • This 3-week course offers tools that help you take a deeper look at your vision for serving others.
  • The lessons and hands-on assignments help you dig below the surface to get crystal clear about who you'll serve, the transformation you'll help them achieve, and the way you expect your nonprofit to work.
  • And since it's important to know just how well you're communicating your vision, you'll have the opportunity to exchange feedback with your instructor and fellow participants.
  • The goal is for you to leave the course with a vision brief--a short description of your vision that you can share potential supporters.

How It Works

  • This online course offer both pre-recorded video lessons and live web-based coaching sessions.
  • You'll get 1 or more new pre-recorded video-based lesson each week.
  • The video lessons live inside their own online "classroom" in the Nonprofit Startup LabYou'll have 24/7 access once the course opens so you can fit learning into your busy schedule.
  • Each lesson has a Q&A section where you can post questions and read the answers.
  • Hands-on assignments help you put the lessons to work.
  • To make your learning "stick," join our live weekly coaching calls.
  • Dates: Mar. 26 - Apr. 29, 2018.

Should You Enroll?

If you're ready to stop stumbling over your words when you try to describe your vision for nonprofit startup, this course might be your answer.

This isn't a magic shortcut, though. So you'll need the right mindset and equipment. So enroll only if you can answer yes to these questions:

  • Will you set aside at least 1-3 hours a week to watch the lessons, participate in live coaching, and complete your assignments?
  • Do you have a reliable internet-enabled device that allows you to watch videos, download documents, and participate in online audio- or web-based conversations?
  • Do you have the skills and equipment to navigate websites, download and print from the internet, and participate in video conferencing?

I don't want you to just enroll in this course, I want you to succeed! So if you did NOT answer yes to all those questions, Make Your Vision Plain is probably not a good fit for you right now. If you have questions about the course you can CONTACT ME.


  • To register, click the big Enroll Me button on this page.

  • 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 for your lessons. And we'll send course-related announcements to that email address.

  • After you register, a page will open and tell you how to access the online classroom and what you to do next. You'll also get an email reminder about how to access your course a day or two before the course opens.

  • Tuition is $49, paid through Pay Pal or by credit card. (We never see your financial information.)


  • This course is a partnership between us. Nonprofit Startup Academy will offer instruction, coaching, and tools to help you succeed at clarifying your vision. In return, you commit the time and effort to watch the lessons, participate in the coaching sessions if you need them, and complete the assignments.

  • We believe you'll get good results if you do that. But if you enroll in Let's Make Your Vision Plain,  start to do the work, and then decide the course is the wrong fit, you can request a full no-questions-asked refund if you request it in writing according to our Terms of Service. You can read our refund policy at checkout, and also in our Terms of Service HERE

Program Dates: MAR. 26 - APR. 29, 2018

Never stumble over the words again. Let's work together to create a clear and compelling description of your vision for nonprofit startup.

COST: $49.00 

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


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

Nonprofit Consulting and Nonprofit Startup Academy LLC. I'm a 25+ year veteran of nonprofit management, grant making, and consulting.

I launched the Nonprofit Startup Academy in 2016 to focus solely on nonprofit founders.

Grant programs have paid for much of my nonprofit consulting work over the years. And I realized something: Many more individuals and church leaders want to create nonprofits, but they don't have access to consulting services supported by grant-funded programs.

So I created this digital program to offer convenient, affordable support to visionaries across the US who want a mentor to help them launch high-performing, life-changing nonprofits.

I love serving visionaries who refuse to wait for someone else to make things better. And I can't imagine a better job!

Program Dates: MAR. 26 - APR. 29, 2018

Never stumble over the words again. Let's work together to create a clear and compelling description of your vision for nonprofit startup.

COST: $49.00 

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


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