Start a Charitable Nonprofit
Build a Solid Foundation
Lead It Like a Pro

Do you feel a Calling--a passion--to help people in need? Are you hoping to "someday" launch a nonprofit? It may not take as long as you think or be as hard as you fear. Let me show you how.

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Start a Charitable Nonprofit
Build a Solid Foundation
Lead It Like a Pro

When you're ready to launch and lead a U.S. charitable nonprofit, I'll help you bring your Big Vision to life!

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Welcome To Nonprofit Startup Academy!

Do you have a Vision of serving others? A goal of making a Big Difference in the lives of people in need? If so, you're in good company.

We don't have to look far to see people who need help to make life work. No matter the age, gender, or location, people are hurting and looking for answers. And our hearts go out to them.

But imagine how it would feel to go beyond compassion and also help them in a big way. To see hurting families and be able say, "Come in; you're safe now." Or what if we could tell a group of single parents, "Yes, we CAN prepare you for well-paying careers"? And what if we could hand out keys in a room filled with wounded vets and say, "Welcome to your new homes"?

How rewarding would that feel?

Charitable nonprofits do this kind of work Every. Single. Day!

What About You?

Can you see yourself offering life-transforming support to people in need? Getting up every day knowing you're making a big difference in someone's life? Knowing you've finally realized your Vision?

Maybe you can see it, but maybe you don't know where to start. Or maybe you don't know what to do after starting a nonprofit.

Maybe all you do know is that you're tired of putting off your Vision, and you're ready to do much more to help people in need.

You Can Make a Difference!

I'm LaCharla Figgs, founder of Nonprofit Startup Academy, and I'd love to help you transform that beautiful vision of yours into a life-changing organization.

So I've created some free resources to help you learn about U. S. nonprofits and how to start one.

Then, when you're ready to launch a nonprofit, I can support you through my 8-week self-study course that walks you through the startup process, a consulting engagement for those who hate paperwork, and group mentoring for those who want ongoing support. Inside that program, you can start a nonprofit, build its foundation, and grow as a nonprofit leader.

Take a look at the resources here on the website (below), and feel free to Contact Me if you have questions.

I'd love to help you bring your Vision of service to life!

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Free Support

Learn what it takes to create a U.S. charitable nonprofit.

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The Course

You'll create a U.S. charitable nonprofit step by step.

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Learn to launch and lead a nonprofit with ongoing support.

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I'll do the paperwork , help recruit & train your board, and more.


Meet The Founder

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Hello, I'm LaCharla Figgs. I created Nonprofit Startup Academy to help compassionate ChangeMakers launch U.S. nonprofits.

I love supporting my clients, students , and members because they refuse to wait around for "someone somewhere" to help others. They're ready to change the world for Good, and they're ready to do it NOW!

I've spent the past 25-plus years supporting nonprofits. As a trainer, facilitator, leadership coach, author, grantmaker, consultant, and more.

One of my FAVORITE roles, though, is helping visionaries launch charitable nonprofits.

These highly-focused folk are excited and ready to change the world. And I love using my experience to make their journey easier and less stressful.

If you're a visionary, I think I know a little something about you. You're ready to serve more hurting people NOW. And you have ZERO patience for planning, "process," and paperwork-even though you know you'll have to face it to start a nonprofit.

That's ok, because that's what I'm good at. 

I created this program to lend you my strengths. To ease the frustration of the paperwork, planning, and process so you can get to your Vision faster.

Starting a nonprofit means wading into new territory. My job is to be your trainer and mentor along the way. To help you see what's ahead. To steer you away from pitfalls. And help you navigate the frustrations that can pop up.

You'll see that I'm constantly teaching and sharing insights with you. Because having a nonprofit on paper is not enough. You need the skills and confidence to lead your nonprofit well.

As a nonprofit leader, you have to invest in your skills and become a life-long learner. I hope you'll join me here and make Nonprofit Startup Academy one of your learning resources.

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