Are you a nonprofit leader staring a "Request for Proposals" in the face and wondering what to do with it? Enroll in YOUR FIRST PROPOSAL for the training and coaching you need to go after your first grant with confidence, even if you don't know the FIRST THING about fundraising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR FIRST PROPOSAL

Learn grantmaking basics and tips for drafting a competitive proposal. Then get to work and draft a proposal "template" that you can use to apply for future grants.

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Nonprofit Grants

Learn what grants are, where they come from, and how they fit into your organization's overall fundraising strategy. You'll even learn when NOT to pursue a grant and how to work with a grantwriter.

Proposal Mechanics

Learn the structure and elements of a typical proposal, along with features that make it highly competitive. Learn how to avoid common mistakes that frustrate grant makers and reduce your chances of success.

Coaching

Get help drafting your first proposal from a coach who has written proposals and managed a grant making program. With individual and group coaching, you'll draft a proposal that will be a template you can use over and over.

More About The Program

Course Details

  • This 5-week program offers 2 weeks of lessons followed by 3 weeks of hands-on proposal writing.
  • You'll start with pre-recorded video lessons that give you an overview of grantmaking and teach you the elements of a solid grant proposal.
  • We will NOT develop your budget here, because that would require a longer course, but we will discuss the components of your grant budget, along with practical budget development tips and cautions.
  • The video lessons live online inside the Nonprofit Startup Lab. You'll have 24/7access so you can fit learning into your busy schedule.
  • You can post questions in the Q&A area of each lesson and get answers from your instructor.
  • To help make the learning stick, we'll invite you to one or more live online Q&A sessions with your instructor each week.
  • During the last 3 weeks, can participate in group Q&A sessions and you schedules 1-on-1 coaching to help you draft your first proposal!

COURSE DETAILS

  • This 5-week program offers 2 weeks of lessons followed by 3 weeks of hands-on proposal writing.
  • You'll start with pre-recorded video lessons that give you an overview of grantmaking and teach you the elements of a solid grant proposal.
  • We will NOT develop your budget here, because that would require a longer course, but we will discuss the components of your grant budget, along with practical budget development tips and cautions.
  • The video lessons live online inside the Nonprofit Startup Lab. You'll have 24/7access so you can fit learning into your busy schedule.
  • You can post questions in the Q&A area of each lesson and get answers from your instructor.
  • To help make the learning stick, we'll invite you to one or more live group Q&A sessions each week.
  • During the last 3 weeks, you can access the online classroom, you'll be invited to live Q&A calls, and you can schedule 1-on-1 coaching to help you draft your first proposal!

SHOULD YOU ENROLL?

Grantwriting is not magic. It's a learnable skill that takes time, focus, and follow-through. This course is not a shortcut; so consider enrolling only if you can answer yes below:

  • Will you set aside at least 2-4 hours each week for the video lessons, live Q&A sessions, and coaching, and complete your assignments?
  • Do you have a reliable internet-enabled device that allows you to watch videos, download documents, and participate in web-based conversations?
  • Do you have the skills and equipment to navigate websites, download and print from the internet, and participate in video conferencing?
  • Can you describe in detail the program for which you want grant funds?

I don't just want you to enroll, I want you to succeed! So if you didn't answer yes to all those questions, Your First Proposal is probably not a good fit for you right now. If you have questions about the course you can CONTACT ME.

REGISTRATION

  • To register, click one of the big Enroll Me button on this page.
  • You'll have the option to pay in full or make 2 payments.
  • 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, you'll get a message telling you how to access the online classroom and what you should do next. And you'll get an email reminder a day or so before it opens.
  • Tuition is a 1-time payment of $129, either through PayPal or your credit card. (We never see your personal financial information.) 

REFUND POLICY

  • Nonprofit Startup Academy courses are for those who are serious about learning. There's no shortcut. That means this course is not for everyone--especially anyone hoping for an instant fundraising miracle.
  • But if you believe this course is for you to be happy with your decision. So if you enroll, start the lessons, and find that this course is 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 Purchase HERE.

FROM OUR STUDENTS

"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!"

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Deven Woods

" I am a resident of Florida and two things that helped me in our Startup class are The Making It PLAIN Assignments; writing our plans 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"

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

"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...Thanks! I can't wait for the next lesson!! "

Program Builders Bootcamp
Sherrine Jones

YOUR FIRST PROPOSAL
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If you're new to the world of nonprofit grantmaking and eager to draft a competitiv first proposal, enroll now, and get ready for action!

COST: $129.00 

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 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. I can't imagine a better job!

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