Nonprofit Startup: From Blueprint To Setup

The Hands-On Program That Brings Your U.S. Nonprofit To Life

Ready to create a U.S. charitable nonprofit & want ongoing support to avoid getting stuck?

Nonprofit Startup: From Blueprint To Setup is an education, coaching & implementation program that helps you create a U.S. nonprofit step by step.

Paperwork is just one part. As a founder & leader, you should understand all aspects of your startup.

That's why together we...

  • Work through your 3-year org plan and budget 
  • Draft your mission, vision, values & org policies
  • Discuss why appointing your brother's barber's niece to the board is a bad idea. And more!
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"My company's mission is to serve compassionate Difference-Makers by equipping them to launch nonprofits that improve the lives ofĀ people in need."

LaCharla Figgs, Founder, Nonprofit Startup Academy

What you'll accomplish...

  • Prepare a startup business plan
  • Define your nonprofit's mission, vision, and values
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • Obtain a Tax Identification Number
  • Register for fundraising in your state
  • Appoint a startup board of directors
  • Adopt key organizational policies
  • Apply for federal income tax-exempt status
  • Establish board operations


ClientĀ Endorsement

"Before becoming a part of LaCharla's program for Non-Profits, I had no clue where to even begin! LaCharla's program stood out to me because of how it crossed all the T's and dotted all the I's for running a successful Non-profit."

George S. Peterson, Founder
The Jordan Hannah Recovery Group, Inc.


What you can expect...

  • Live virtual education & coaching sessions
  • "Co-Working" days for live individual support
  • Information about your state's requirements
  • Sample policies and training for your board
  • Illustrated instructions for federal & state paperwork
  • Downloadable templates & sample documents
  • 24/7 access to recorded events & documents

Questions & Answers

Why can't I just create a nonprofit on my own?
You can certainly do this on your own, but inside this program you'll have a live experienced guide to reduce confusion and save you time.

Does this program provide legal assistance?
No, it doesn't.

It provides training and coaching to help you make practical decisions as you develop your nonprofit and its startup paperwork. To be sure to comply with and take advantage of your state's laws, your paperwork will need a legal review--which I repeat throughout the program.

Should I enroll if I'm not quite ready to start a nonprofit?
This is an implementation program. So it isn't meant to be a spectator event.

Of course, you can enroll and work through the program even if you're not ready to create a nonprofit, since you can file your paperwork later when you're ready. But don't enroll unless you're ready to put in the work. 

Why shouldn't I just use an online legal service?
You won't get an argument from me; you can use that option if that works for you. But consider that a legal service will likely give you a checklist to fill out so they can prepare your paperwork. They can make sure your paperwork meets the legal requirements, but they probably can't coach you through the answers to some of their questionnaire questions.

Answers to some of those important questions are not legal matters. And we address those startup decisions in this program.

How long will it take to create a nonprofit?
There's no single answer. During the program, you should be able to prepare and file your incorporation paperwork. You'll need the state's approval before you file the remaining paperwork.

While you wait for state approval, you can complete the other state & federal documents. So in our 5 weeks together, you can complete your paperwork and learn how to file any remaining documents.


Student Endorsements

"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!"

Will and Gia M.

"Writing our plans out helped with understanding what my organization is really about and how to move forward. LaCharla Lowd Figgs, Founder Nonprofit Startup Academy, you just don't know how you have blessed Me."

Pamela J. Calloway, Founder,
Men of Honor & Distinction

"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!!"

Sherrine Jones

Nonprofit Startup: From Blueprint To Setup


  • Guidance to help you create a business plan;
  • Live and video-based step-by-step instruction on each stage of creating a nonprofit
  • Coaching to help you develop mission, vision, and values statements
  • Coaching to help you develop a 3-year program outline and budget
  • Live coaching to help you complete your state and federal paperwork
  • Sample documents & templates save you time
  • Sample organizational policies with training on adoption & implementation
  • "Office Hours" for individual help
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Investment: $275.00

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Program Guarantee

Nonprofit Startup: From Blueprint To Setup
Enroll in this program, and if it's not the right fit for you, cancel within the first 15 days and we'll happily issue a full refund. You'll get a link to the Cancellation & Refund request when you enroll.