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Welcome to Nonprofit Startup Academy!

Helping others is important to you. You're the one who steps up when there's a need. You dream of doing even more and think starting a nonprofit might be the way. But you have questions.

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

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Use the resources here to learn about U.S. charitable nonprofits and how to create one. Then if you decide to launch a nonprofit, I offer a self-study course, a group mentoring program, and a consulting engagement to support you and your startup team. Happy learning!

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Nonprofit Startup Guide

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

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About U.S. Nonprofits

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

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Nonprofit Startup 101

Learn the steps to create a U.S. nonprofit in this mini-class.

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