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A Strong, Vibrant Community

Business Volunteers Unlimited brings them together to enrich Northeast Ohio. That’s what we do. Join us.

Business Volunteers Unlimited brings them together to enrich Northeast Ohio.

That’s what we do. Join us.

“My business wants to give back”

Serve your community: Have an impact in the daily operations of nonprofits – and in the lives of everyday people – by using your skills to benefit those in need.

“My nonprofit is looking for support”

Enlist a behind-the-scenes coach: From referring volunteers to providing consultations, support and training, we’re here to help build up your nonprofit.

Ready to get involved?

Volunteer Center

Volunteers Make a difference. The Volunteer Center at BVU brings together nonprofits with volunteers ready to help in Greater Cleveland.

BVU Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Elevating Nonprofit Technology, Human Resource, Governance, Finance and Communications.


Nonprofit Executive Leadership Series

Take part in this powerful series to understand what you can do to become a more effective leader in the nonprofit sector.

25K Connect

130,798 Hours Volunteered

51 businesses took Keybank's 25K Connect challenge and surpassed the 25,000 hour goal. Thank you to all those that participated.

We strive to build a strong and vibrant community in Northeast Ohio.

BVU links the diverse knowledge and experiences of business leaders with the needs and opportunities of nonprofits. By connecting and combining the talents of businesses, nonprofits and individuals, everyone succeeds. Best of all, it enriches our community.

Join us in this common purpose.

Upcoming Events

  • Effective Leadership of Nonprofit Boards

    In today’s economic and social environment, nonprofits are facing daunting challenges, as well as unprecedented opportunities, to innovate and serve.  The key to the board’s success in leading, shaping and supporting the organization is effective board leadership. An effective working relations...

    April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Nonprofit Executive Leadership Series

    To become an empowered and effective leader it is essential to understand your own leadership tendencies and opportunities to grow. Learn how to strengthen your team, effect change and use your words and actions to inspire others. Whether you are a current executive director or have plans to move in...

    April 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Linking New Leaders

    Linking New Leaders is a fun, fast paced “speed dating” style event that brings together community-minded young professionals with local nonprofit organizations. The goal is to connect up-and-coming professionals who want to contribute their time and expertise to a variety of engagement ...

    May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Featured News

Cleveland International Film Festival

We are excited to be a Community Partner for the Cleveland International Film Festival. The film we have been paired with is called The Cat Rescuers. This film aligns with our mission of the personal impact of volunteerism. The volunteers take time to care for the...

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Join us for the Effective Leadership of Nonprofit Boards Seminar next week. If you are a nonprofit board officer, committee chair, or chief executive of a nonprofit this hands on workshop will advance your current board to reach its full potential.

Thank you to our panelists Randy McShepard, @RPMintl; Alex Campbell, @Buckingham_Law; and Jacklyn Chisholm, Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. They had wonderful insight on how to be a successful board member.

We had a wonderful turnout for our Role of the Board Professionals of Color seminar. Thank you to our participants for being so engaged and to our partner PolicyBridge, Inc. for making this possible.


It was a privilege to have our Executive Vice President, Elizabeth Voudouris, present our Role of the Board seminar to @SyracuseU. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to share our knowledge on the duties and responsibilities of nonprofit board members to a new audience.

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