Nonprofits Incubator Program

NCF’s nonprofit incubator program helps develop better leaders, strong governance, and practical tips to run daily operations effectively

A program that helps NEW or EMERGING nonprofits take their organizations to the next level

Running a nonprofit isn't easy! Our 1-year program helps new and emerging nonprofits lay the foundations. Additionally, we assign a dedicated mentor to support your nonprofit's growth.

Participants gain insights into the roles of board members, the intricacies of fundraising, tax implications, and effective marketing strategies.

The Incubator is crafted to instruct participants on operating a scalable nonprofit that truly impacts lives. Our seasoned team of nonprofit professionals will provide hands-on guidance and mentorship throughout the journey.

Propel Your Purpose Incubator program is available to new and emerging US-based nonprofit organizations, with or without 501(c)(3) status.

Program is for US based organizations.

Proram Sponsors



Program Offerings

  • Free fully funded program

  • Grant for growth

  • Six live training sessions

  • 10 month workshops program

  • Dedicated mentor for one year

You will leave this program with an understanding in:

  • Technical skills for building organizational infrastructure

  • How to efficiently run a nonprofit

  • Skills to run your board ethically and effectively

  • A developed narrative for future grant applications How to market the impact of your work and gain supporters

  • A network of nonprofit founders and service providers for mutual support

Additional Resources:

  • A Mentor - an experienced Executive Director

  • Cultural Competence Practices in Nonprofits - how to design culturally competent research practices in your organization

  • Strategic Planning Toolkit - learn the basics of strategic planning and goal definition for nonprofits

  • Grants Anatomy - everything you need to know to write your first grant

  • Post Cohort Nurturing & Training - Annual conference and monthly Founder's circle coffees

  • Monthly Focus Workshops - Each month participants will have access to vetted services from our members

Program Partner

Mockingbird Incubator Events.

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NCF Incubator Workshops

The Nonprofit Cooperative Workshops.

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Detail of What You Will Learn


Learn the basics of strategic planning and goal definition for new and grassroots nonprofits.


How to effectively recruit the right members and advisors. New methods for facilitating meaningful board meetings.


Successfully create a fundraising plan to guide your organization’s efforts in the right direction. Learn how to effectively draft a fundraising plan scaled for your organization’s goals, size, and stage.


How to intentionally design programs or services to help further an organization’s mission. Define program activities, create a journey map for client services, build in feedback loops for program refinement, and messaging to attract leads.


Learn how to design metrics to measure an organization's impact. Set up evaluation systems that create measurements for reporting. Methods used to gather impact data, metrics needed for grants, and the technology needed to be successful.

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