About LaCharla

I'm LaCharla Figgs, a DC-Baltimore area organizational development consultant to mission-driven agencies.

I launched my consulting practice in 2006 (Charitable Ventures Consulting) to help nonprofit leaders build strong, sustainable operations that make a difference in the world. 

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About My Work 


Most of my work has been in the field of affordable housing and community development.

I've worked in or consulted with affordable housing and community development nonprofits, local governments that support nonprofits, houses of worship, and human services organizations 30+ years. I got first-hand experience and learned about affordable housing when I managed a rent-subsidized apartment community.

I loved being part of a solution that so many grateful people needed.

Years later I landed at Enterprise Community Partners--then called The Enterprise Foundation. Enterprise Community Partners is a national nonprofit that exists to make a good home possible for the millions of families without one.

My time there was a great learning experience. I started out managing more than $2 million in private and government grants and contracts. Later, I transitioned to providing technical assistance and training to nonprofits across the U.S. and ended my time there in the Baltimore office.

In Baltimore, I served as interim co-director and finally as Deputy Director and Director of Housing and Community Development--overseeing staff and programs and running the grant and technical assistance program.

Some of My Past Projects

  • Board Coaching, Training & Troubleshooting
  • Policy Development
  • Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • Executive Coaching
  • Program Development
  • Proposal Writing
  • Classes: Fundraising, Grantwriting & Cash Flows
  • Nonprofit Start-Up
  • Interim Executive Staffing
  • Community Outreach Coordination¬†
  • Executive Transition Consultation

How Can I Support You?

I’ve worked with people from different walks of life and tackled a variety of projects.  

I‚Äôve run into organizational challenges,¬†from¬†personality clashes and power struggles to the need for ‚Äúmini re-engineering.‚ÄĚ

So if you need outside support, feel free to schedule an appointment for a free 20-minute Exploratory Call to see if we're a good fit.

Schedule a 20-Minute Exploratory Call

If you need board development, program design, transition planning, or another org-building service, let's chat and determine if we're a good fit.

Schedule My Exploratory Call
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