The Fundable Church Academy is an intense, in-depth nonprofit development course that can and will take your nonprofit to the next level.  It starts with the premise that you have already at least have a nonprofit organization and understand the fundamentals of working with your community.  The doors for The Fundable Church Academy are currently closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get started on your grant ready journey right away.  In fact, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of our favorite resources to take you from just getting started all the way to creating what tools to use.


Are you ready to finally make your nonprofit dreams and ideas a reality? Before you begin, here are a few resources that’ll set you up on the right track:

  1. Define Your Vision Masterclass: Thinking about starting a nonprofit? Get the answers to the questions you need to know "before your start" a nonprofit or "seek funding" so you can build a stronger foundation.
  2. Visioning Planner: Are you a purpose-driven, visionary wondering if starting a nonprofit business is right for you? OR You believe your vision needs a little work to help you be successful? Use this planner to  Answer specific questions to get clear about your nonprofit vision.
  3. How To Define Your Nonprofit Vision: This on demand training gives you the critical insights about things you should know about before starting your nonprofit organization, and gives you a strategic view of how to define the vision before you, which is the true key to success.


You’ve defined your vision for your church nonprofit or new community development organization and are ready to go.  Now for the fun part…starting your nonprofit on the right foot with a strong legal structure and a solid foundation: 

  1. Ultimate Nonprofit Startup Checklist:  The purpose of this Checklist is to give you a true account of what steps are necessary to start a nonprofit organization.  We believe that true nonprofit startup is not just documentation.  It is the ability to totally solidify your foundational structure, and produce a well informed sustainable, fundable and mission focused organization to charge the future.
  2. IRS Form 1023: Find out the latest information and insights on what it takes to get tax exempt status directly from the IRS themselves.  They offer an abundance of resources and answers to questions about the process.
  3. Nonprofit Startup FormulaIt’s a unique comprehensive course & system that gives you the exact step-by-step actions for starting your nonprofit, structuring it’s tax-exempt status, and solidifying your management knowledge so you can see your vision fulfilled, protect your assets, and stay in compliance making you more attractive and trustworthy to donors, funders and to your community.   It takes you from scratch to launching a COMPLETE tax-exempt  startup that can build a legacy for years to come.


Having the ability to effectively operate the business side of your nonprofit is critical.  Use these tools to help you run more efficiently and operate more smoothly:

  1. Aplos Online Nonprofit Accounting Software: You're a nonprofit, not a for-profit business. You need a platform built with your needs in mind. Everything you need in one place to manage donations, raise money, launch your next event, and work with your board to achieve your mission.
  2. Google DriveWith this app you can access company documents from anywhere! You can share documents, photos, spreadsheets, and more.
  3. Drop Box: Dropbox Business helps your company grow without limits, while you maintain complete control over important company information and user activity.


As bloggers, we have a million and one tasks to check-off at any given time. That’s why project management software is SO useful. Nothing will slip through the cracks with these tools:

  • AsanaProgram that allows you to easily track tasks associated with upcoming projects so that nothing slips through the cracks Also great for building editorial calendars!
  • TrelloAnother tool that allows you to prioritize and organize your tasks and monitor progress on upcoming projects.
  • Google Team Drive: provides shared spaces where anyone on your team can easily create, store, search, and access files anywhere, from any device (Yes! There’s even an app!)
  • Evernote: 


Having the ability to be visible to your community, potential donors, funders and board members is a must.  Make sure your online presence is at the forefront of your process with one of these web service providers:

  1. Wix: With Wix, you get the freedom to create a free website that looks exactly the way you want. It doesn't matter how experienced you are. 
  2. Squarespace: An all-in-one platform gives you everything you need to run your business. Whether you’re just getting started or are an established brand, our powerful platform helps your business website grow.
  3. Yahoo: Yahoo Small Business empowers business owners to launch and scale their ideas online. From creating a website to promoting a brand, our products help entrepreneurs succeed.


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