Welcome to The Nonprofit Institute,

a premier academy designed for both current and future nonprofit entrepreneurs who are ready to turn their vision into a compliant, sustainable, profitable and impact-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Whether you have already secured your 501(c)(3) status, or you are just getting started, if you are serious about creating lasting change in the world through non-profit work, you’ll find yourself empowered to succeed in The Nonprofit Institute.

Through our proven programs, we provide you with the blueprint to pivot from struggling to success. We also equip you with the tools to curate a dedicated strategic and operational team who believe in your mission. Your community needs you, and our goal is to provide you with the knowledge to maximize your mission’s impact and transformation.

We have exciting news!

Enrollment into our Premium Masterclass, Nonprofit for Newbies™ – How to start and Grow a Profitable, Sustainable & Impactful 501c3 charitable organization, even if you have zero nonprofit experience, is now open

This program is for you if:

✅ You are thinking of starting a Nonprofit and wish to do it the right way, by establishing the right documents, Board, Team, and structures in place to be profitable and create greater impact.

✅ You are ready to be recognized as a Registered 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

✅ You already have a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization, but you are feeling stuck, struggling with executing your mission, and are self-funding program after program.

✅ You started a nonprofit, but you are the only active member in your organization. Your Board of Directors are inactive, and you desire to establish an engaged winning team.

✅ You have a cause you are passionate about and desire to make a difference.

Why You Should Enroll Into Nonprofit for Newbies

Our members choose the Nonprofit for Newbies Masterclass when they are ready to create a greater impact in their communities by starting their nonprofit the right way, or desire to scale their existing charitable organizations.

Go Beyond Paperwork To Make A Lasting Impact
While results vary from client to client, The Nonprofit Institute currently holds a 100% approval rate for nonprofit filings. The Nonprofit for Newbies Masterclass will teach you our key strategic areas to set you up for success using our proven principles, all in a 4-hour power packed intensive.

Get from Start to Launch
You will learn the step by step process from vision, to filing the right paperwork, and hosting your first launch event and fundraiser. We know that a 501(c)(3) is simply a tax status.

Your nonprofit, on the other hand, is a business. This masterclass will equip you with tools, resources and the knowledge needed to succeed as a Nonprofit Executive who is transforming lives and communities through impact.

Not only will you learn how to complete your forms in a compliant manner, you will also experience the vital pieces of the process that happen before and after you submit your documents to the IRS.

We can both agree that you need more than paperwork to make an impact.

You will learn:

Nonprofit Fundamentals: Let’s get Started

  • Name and Branding for Your Nonprofit
  • Mission and Brand Story
  • Ethics and Values
  • Secure an EIN and Articles of Incorporation
  • Charitable Solicitation Registration
  • Board of Directors and Executive Team
  • Filing your 501(c)(3)

Nonprofit Operations: Let’s Grow

  • Bylaws
  • Recruiting a Winning Executive Team
  • Organization Documents and Easy to Use Templates
  • Designing Sustainable Programs
  • Financial Module and Budget Calculator

Nonprofit Optimization: Let’s Create Lasting Impact

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Understanding Your Targeted Audience
  • Developing a Sponsorship Kit that Converts to Funds
  • Maximizing the Power of Volunteers
  • Developing Your Nonprofit launch Plan and First Fundraiser
  • First Board of Directors Meeting

Client Experience

Within just 3 months of working with Linda, I witnessed her transform our organization’s objectives form vision to a durable operating system that CAMP enjoys today. Through her expertise, we exceeded our quarterly goals and met over 80% of our annual objectives within the first quarter of the year. She also successfully established our operating documents, and transition CAMP into a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Ndiashea Ngante
Major, U.S. Army Retired
Board Chair – Cameroonian-American Military Professionals
Linda and TNI Team, Thank you for all your support and guidance in preparing Fostering Our Youth with our first launch and fundraiser. Thanks to your expertise we established a successful foundation and met success at first try. We were able to establish various fun activities for our youths & families, and your blueprint helped us exceed our fundraiser goal & raised $10.5K in less than 30. We are very excited to have a great start & solid set up to serve our youth through our community outreach, mentorship & scholarships. Big thank you to you, Linda
Lt Col Phi Tran
United States Air Force Flight Nurse
CEO- Fostering Our Youth
Until I met Linda I was doing the work of an Executive Director for five years, but not getting the work done that was needed for salaries to hire staff or capacity building and longevity. When I founded this organization I had a passion and a vision but knew nothing about building a non-profit. Within a few coaching sessions with Linda, together we were able to identify major gaps with immediate solutions and resources to fill those gaps. Along with a plan of action that would jump start and propel our organization into the future. Working with Linda has given me the added confidence in my ability to be a leader who plans strategically and executes those plans in a timely manner. In hindsight, I wish I had Nonprofit for Newbies and Linda’s help when I first started this organization. Linda’s expertise in the world of Non-profit is beyond valuable if you are teachable.
Charlotte Miller-Lacy,
Founder & National Executive Director
I Am My Sister’s Keeper
When I decided to start my nonprofit in the middle of a pandemic, I knew just who to call. Within a short time form working with Coach Linda, I gained clarity on my mission and the type of charitable organization I wanted to build and grow. She took a vision I had and came up with the perfect name, mission statement and brand story. In just three weeks my 501c3 application was completed, submitted, and approved!!! Coach Linda is a passionate, energetic, servant leader and always willing to share her knowledge and expertise in helping others transform lives around the globe. I strongly recommend her nonprofit curriculum for anyone who is serious about starting or growing a charitable organization. Make the investment and thank me later.
Eunice B. Gwanmesia, , PhD, MSN, MSHCA
CEO, Eunity Solutions
Before I met Coach Linda, I had a youth mentoring program and a big vision. She motivated me to be a better Nonprofit Entrepreneur and person in general. Working with Coach Linda is the reason I was able to officially register my vison into a 501c3. Additionally we were able to secure our first $20,000 grant. Linda is very passionate about helping Nonprofit Entrepreneurs succeed, and she has been a life guide and true inspiration.
Gboea Flumo
Miss Africa USA 2018
Founder - SpoQUEEN

Gain A Comprehensive Understanding Of What It Takes To Create and Run A Nonprofit
This Masterclass is a proven course complete with a nonprofit blueprint, relevant tools, and an array of templates that have supported nonprofit entrepreneurs like you as they start and scale their organizations.

A Community of Collaborators and Nonprofit Leaders

And when you enroll into the Nonprofit for Newbies Masterclass, you will be surrounded by a community of other nonprofit creators just like you.

You will connect with colleagues from various levels of entrepreneurship as well as nonprofit experts, and those who can help you take your nonprofit to the next level.

Plus, you will become part of a private community of servant leaders that are dedicated to creating lasting change in the world around us.

Take The Guesswork Out Of Creating A Sustainable Nonprofit

From start-up fundamentals, to establishing a board of directors, to sponsorship, funding and even branding and community creation, we make sure you have all you need to turn your nonprofit aspirations into real-world impact.

Secure Your Seat Today

The Nonprofit for Newbies™ Masterclass offers a step by step blueprint for Nonprofit Founders to attain success by creating greater impact. This means there’s no muddied waters or seemingly insurmountable learning curve to navigate.

It also means that whether you’re thinking about obtaining your 501(c)(3) status or you already operate as a nonprofit organization but are feeling stuck, this masterclass contains information to support you on your journey.

So, if you want the tools to effectively operate, get funding, and grow your organization, Nonprofit for Newbies can help you make that happen.

Launching your nonprofit with an effective, and proven strategy will make the process more streamlined. And because you’re starting and growing from a solid foundation you have a chance to make a greater impact.

The truth is that even if you already have your 501(c)(3) designation as a Charitable Organization, you might not be experiencing desired community impact.

You might be struggling with fundraising efforts, trying to make your way beyond self-funding your efforts, or maybe your current board is not as effective or active as it could be and you’re ready to create a winning team.

From filing documents to selecting your board to raising money, there are so many facets to your nonprofit creation and sustainability that will require your attention. And they are far easier to manage with a supportive community behind you. Navigating nonprofit life the right way, with guidance from experts, also saves you the headaches and burnout that come along with trying to do it all yourself.

Whatever challenges you are facing as you set out to start or grow your nonprofit, this Masterclass can give you the tools, resources, and community to create a real impact as you overcome them.

***This program is not for you if you are simply interested in obtaining your 501c3, with zero desire to execute your mission and create impact. If you desire only to obtain a 501c3, you can simply apply via the IRS. This program is not for you.***

This program is for Nonprofit Entrepreneurs who are ready to create greater impact by starting or scaling their Nonprofit Organizations.

A 501c3 is simply a tax status, but your nonprofit is a business. Let me show you how to start and scale your nonprofit the right way.

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I am Coach Linda. I have spent the last 14 years working with nonprofits at various strategic levels (from small to mega), and in different capacities (from a volunteer to managing various projects and seating on boards, to becoming the Chief Executive Officer). 

I’ve helped individuals and organizations start and grow thriving 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that continue to impact lives and communities. And I am driven to help you take the right steps as you launch your own registered 501(c)(3) organization so you can make a lasting impact.

My Journey To Nonprofit Consulting and Coaching

After two complicated pregnancies as a result of uterine fibroids, I received tremendous support from charities and nonprofit organizations. As I moved through that experience, I started paying more attention to the voice inside of me that said I needed to dedicate more time coaching and serving in the nonprofit sector. 

I wrote my first book, “Memoirs of a Working Mother”, documenting the challenges of uterine fibroids and postpartum depression that so many mothers face, but are often overlooked. I offered strategies to navigate these challenges and attain balance and fulfillment, particularly for the working

But I knew writing a book was not enough. 

My message and self-help tools needed to reach the masses. 

So I started coaching, teaching, and motivating from the stage through speaking engagements, including my TEDx Talk on “Living in Fulfillment”. 

From helping women find their purpose through coaching to speaking on stages internationally, one thing I realized we all have in common is that we are all at our best when we are doing something that makes others happy. 

That same thought brings me to my recent abdominal surgery where I was operated on from hip to hip and bedridden for several weeks. The people that kept me going were my rockstar husband, our girls, loved ones, and the charities that supported us through it all, including The Foundation 4 Heroes. They showed me love, inspiration, and the power to keep going like the hero I am, right by my hospital bed. 

It was at this moment that I realized, I can’t stop running away from this purpose and talent that God has instilled in my heart to navigate others through their journey to establishing sustainable nonprofit organizations that will also make lasting impacts in the lives of others and communities. I also had to think about the small nonprofit organizations who have a great mission, but lact the right infrastructure and funding to serve their desired community. I have taken on to journey to educate Nonprofit Founders how to start and grow their 501(c)(3) charitable organizations as a business.

As a Nonprofit Executive, Business Coach and Captain in the United States Air Force, I am no stranger to excellence, commitment, and service. And it is with this same dedication and drive that I commit to being your GPS throughout this process as you launch your own thriving nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. 

Stop thinking all you have to do is be in the room for the cause you are advocating for. It is your time to take a seat at the table. Launch and grow your profitable, sustaining and impactful nonprofit organizations with my team at The Nonprofit Institute. 

The Non-Profit Institute Absolute Guarantee

Upon completion of Nonprofit for Newbies, you will be well on your way to establishing a functioning team, developing a proven fundraising plan, and creating lasting community impact.

Join The Nonprofit Institute
Are you committed to creating a nonprofit that’s compliant, mission-driven, and impactful?
Then enroll today.

At TNI, we have 100% 501(c)(3) approval rates with all previous clients.

Tired of doing the same things and not seeing desired results?

Now let me be your GPS through this journey.

I also know how much time is limited right now.

That’s why this masterclass will be a One Day Intensive where you will get my master 501(c)(3) blueprint.

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