Accelerator: Make an Impact – Nonprofit Edition


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This course teaches you how philanthropic ideas become realities.

This course teaches you how philanthropic ideas become realities.

You have an idea that will benefit the public good. You want to do something for your community. Great! How do you get started? This course will provide an overview of the facets of starting a nonprofit organization.

The Learning Outcomes include:

  • How to apply for a 501c status
  • Timeline to start a nonprofit
  • Setting up your nonprofit’s infrastructure
  • Finance and Accounting consideration for a nonprofit


Tuesdays: 5/17/2022 – 6/21/2022


Online via Zoom (sent out a week before class)


6 PM – 8 PM EST



*This program is free for students attending Bluffton, Capital, Denison, Heidelberg, Kenyon, Marietta, Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein, Wittenberg, and Wooster. Ask your career center for the promotional code.*

NOTE: You will have an opportunity to earn a badge that signifies the time and effort you put into this program, based on your instructor’s requirements. You can include this badge on your resume and post it to your LinkedIn profile.


Claudia Herrington, JD, CCEP, has over 25 years of business experience in the following areas of focus: data privacy & cyber security, enterprise risk, corporate governance, audit, legal, and leadership. She has worked for public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Claudia is a member of the Society of Corporate Counsel & Ethics, Femme Founders, OWBA, and WELD. She serves as a corporate director as well.

Claudia is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, having earned both a Bachelor of Arts from The College of Wooster and a Master of Arts from American University in International Studies.