About The Founder

About The Founder





You're always working to help people in need, and my job is to help make yours easier.

I'm LaCharla Figgs, and I created Nonprofit Startup Academy to support compassionate ChangeMakers like you.

I've spent the past 25-plus years supporting charitable nonprofits. As a contract manager, author, program director, leadership coach, grantmaker, consultant, and more. And I still love my job!

Working With Founders

One of the best parts of my job 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 help them realize their Big Visions.

Are You A Visionary?

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. 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 Big Vision.

You're Not Alone

Starting a nonprofit means wading into new territory. My job is to be your trainer and mentor through that journey. To help you see what's ahead. To steer you away from pitfalls and help you navigate the frustrations that may 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.

Excellence Is No Accident

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

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Covers 6 steps to starting a charitable nonprofit in the U.S.

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Overview of the U.S. charitable nonprofit sector for beginners.

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