Are you ready to launch a charitable nonprofit that serves people in need? I'm LaCharla Figgs, and I can help you bring your Vision to life!


6 Step To Nonprofit Startup

I'm LaCharla Figgs, founder of Nonprofit Startup Academy. I know you have a passion inside that won't let you rest--a passion to change the world for Good. If you hope to do that by starting a charitable nonprofit in the U.S., and if you prefer to do the work yourself, enroll in 6 Steps and turn your vision into reality.


About This Course

In 6 Steps To Nonprofit Startup, I give you the tools to start putting your passion to work in a bigger way.

In this 8-week video-based "mostly DIY" course, I give you a clearly-illustrated step-by-step explanation of each step needed to create a charitable nonprofit in the U.S. So no more guesswork!

Add tips, links, and sample documents, and you can get to work right away.

You'll learn how to...

  1. Incorporate your organization,
  2. Get your tax ID number,
  3. Recruit and appoint a board of directors,
  4. Apply to raise funds in your state,
  5. Adopt bylaws to govern your organization, and
  6. Apply for exemption from federal income taxes.


On Your Schedule

Another good thing is that you can work according to your own schedule and learning style.

You can binge-watch all the lessons first and then go back and do the work. Or you can tackle the tasks in each lesson as you go. Your choice.

After the live portion of the class ends, you'll have 24/7 access to the course for 12 months. So you can fit the learning and the work into your busy life and make steady progress toward your vision.


Course Details

  • This course gives you video lessons that tell how to create a charitable nonprofit in the U.S., step by step.

  • 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 do the work.

  • You can post questions and get answers inside each lesson, and I'll answer you in writing or with a video response.

  • You'll be invited to join 4 live group coaching calls during your first 8 weeks to help you get unstuck. After the 8 weeks, you can access the materials.

Who Should Enroll?

If you're ready to set aside a couple of hours a week to watch the lessons and complete your assignments, this course is for you.

What You Need

Here's what you need in order to take this course:

  • A reliable email address to enroll and receive student updates.

  • 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 lessons and the ability to download materials.


  • To enroll, click the Enroll Me Now! button on this page.

  • Next, the enrollment page will ask you to create an account with your email and a password. You'll need them to log into the Nonprofit Startup Lab for your lessons. 

  • You can pay the tuition through through PayPal or with your credit card. I never see or have access to your financial information. 

  • NOTE: If you enroll using your PayPal account, the email address associated with that account will become your Nonprofit Startup Academy login email.

Refund Policy

Nonprofit Startup Academy courses are designed to help you create or strengthen a charitable nonprofit. To do that, you have to learn and take action. Students who do the work should get results.

But I get it; not every program fits every student. So if you enroll, get to work, and see that this is the wrong fit, you can request and receive a full no-questions-asked refund within 14 days of your registration. Just follow the Terms of Purchase, which you can read HERE.

What Students Say

"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. Great class for beginners!"

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


Enroll now if you're ready to bring your vision to life!

Tuition: $97.00
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Meet The Founder

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Hello, I'm LaCharla Figgs. I created Nonprofit Startup Academy to help compassionate Changemakers launch US nonprofits. And I love supporting my clients and students 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, faciitator, leadership coach, 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. And 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 guide 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 sometimes pop up.

You'll see that I'm constantly teaching and sharing insights with you. Because having a nonrofit 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 make Nonprofit Startup Academy one of your learning resources.


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