About 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. They refuse to wait around for "someone somewhere" to help others. They're ready to change the world for Good. And they want to do it NOW!

I've spent the past 25-plus years supporting nonprofits. As a contract manager, author, program director, leadership coach, grantmaker, consultant, and more.


One of my FAVORITE jobs, 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 with 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 focus on your vision.


Starting a nonprofit means wading into new territory. My job is to be your guide and mentor. 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.


And, if you're ready to get to work, consider enrolling in The Nonprofit Founders Circle membership program when it opens. Click the button below to learn more.

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