The Nonprofit Founders' Circle

Coaching, Classes and Practical Tools to Help New Nonprofit Founders Build a Solid Foundation

Are you a new U.S. nonprofit founder who wants help building a solid foundation for your org?

The Nonprofit Founders' Circle is an ongoing group education, coaching & implementation program designed to help you and your board develop a solid foundation for your new organization.

This membership program offers a combination of live training and on-demand resources that help you develop your nonprofit, step by step.

One great feature of The Nonprofit Founders Circle is its flexibility.

That's why...

  • Membership is month-to-month. With no long-term financial commitment, you choose how long to stay.
  • You can attend live events, and also access resources on the dedicated website 24/7. And
  • You'll find a combination of video- audio- & text-based lessons for different learning styles.
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"My mission is to serve as a catalyst and a mentor to compassionate DifferenceMakers so they can create life-transforming programs for people in need."

LaCharla Figgs, Founder, Nonprofit Startup Academy


About The Nonprofit Founders' Circle

The Nonprofit Founders' Circle is an ongoing education, coaching, and implementation program that helps new nonprofit founders establish their new organizations. The program works in 3 important ways:

  1. First, The Nonprofit Growth Track.TM I've created "phases" to help move you smoothly through the setup and growth of your nonprofit, focusing on one set of org-building topics at a time. The idea is to help members focus on one set of activities and then move on to the next to keep members making progress without feeling lost or overwhelmed.
  2. Second, live support. Members have the ability to join me live each month for coaching and done-with-you work sessions. I love sharing my 30+ years of experience with new founders and connecting with them personally when I can. Members can use these live sessions to connect with me, get answers to their questions, hear about what's happening with other founders, and soak up encouragement. And,
  3. Third, flexibility. Members have 24/7 access to a private member-only web portal that houses recorded lessons, the schedule of upcoming events, nonprofit resources, and a member-only forum where they can post questions and connect with other founders. So even if a member has to miss a live event, they can access most of them as recordings.


The Nonprofit Growth TrackTM


The Phases


This program is for the new nonprofit founder. So each new member is considered to be in Phase 1: Start Up when they join.


This short phase focuses on registrations that will help establish the nonprofit's identity and credibility with the outside world.


In this phase members learn and implement business disciplines necessary for developing an effective and lasting organization.


In the final phase of the structured portion of the program, topics and activities focus on creating long-term sustainability & growth.


Beyond The Phases

Every time the Nonprofit Founders' Circle reopens to new members, the phases begin again. The idea is to give new members a pathway to success without unnecessary distractions and an overwhelming amount of information.

After completing the phases, members can remain in the program and participate in all the live training, coaching sessions, and done-with-you work sessions. And as long as they remain in the program, they can access the growing list of resources for nonprofit leaders.


Words of Appreciation

"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 coaching sessions each month
  • Appointment-based done-with-you co-working each month
  • New focus & resources for charitable nonprofits each month
  •  24/7 access to recorded lessons & replays in a private portal
  • Sample policies & templates with training to save you time
  • A private forum for questions, answers, and connection

Questions & Answers

Can I join the program if I haven't created a nonprofit yet?
No. This program is specifically for new nonprofit founders. I offer other programs for aspiring founders.

What if the live events don't fit my schedule?
Some monthly events are pre-scheduled, and the schedule is posted inside the program. When members can't attend scheduled events, they can watch the replays. Also, feedback is important to me and if several members have schedule conflicts, the schedule may be adjusted.

Is this just a course?
No, it's an ongoing program that gives members the chance to access classes, workshops, coaching, downloadable documents, and more. Classes are presented in "phases," but each member can choose which of these they want to participate in. And members can decide how long to remain in the program.

Do I have to make a long-term commitment?
No. I created this program with support and flexibility in mind. So members remain for as long as they choose to.


Words of Appreciation

"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

The Nonprofit Founders' Circle


  • Live and video-based step-by-step instruction on each stage of creating a nonprofit
  • Live coaching throughout to help you craft your state and federal paperwork
  • Sample documents and templates to ease your learning curve and save you time
  • Coaching to help you develop mission, vision, and values statements
  • Sample organizational policies with training on adoption and implementation
  • Support and guidance to help you develop a 3-year program outline and budget
  • "Office Hours" for individual help by appointment
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Investment: $39.00/Month




Program Guarantee

The Nonprofit Founders' Circle
Enroll in this program, and if it's not the right fit for you, cancel within the first 15 days of your initial registration and we'll happily issue a full refund. You'll get a link to the Cancellation & Refund request when you join.

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