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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.

Summer of Service with Deloitte.

Celebrating 25 years

Thank you to the businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and volunteers in Northeast Ohio for your many years of dedicated service to our community.


BVU 25th Anniversary

Featuring Vu Le of Nonprofit AF (formerly Nonprofits with Balls) and Lisa Ryan of Grategy, Inc.

25K Connect

BVU and Keybank present 25k Connect

Energizing Northeast Ohio businesses to give back in celebration of BVU's 25th Anniversary.

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

  • Doctor’s In

    Is your nonprofit looking for assistance with a project related to Marketing, Human Resources, Finance or Employment law?  If so, sign up for the next Doctor’s In event where BVU will have subject matter experts on hand to meet with you for 90 minutes to help get you started on your project o...

    October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Social Entrepreneurship or Conscious Capitalism

    Are you developing a business that “gives back” to the community? Do you work for a nonprofit that conducts revenue-generating activities? Are you interested in learning about social enterprise and the intersection between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds? The line between traditional...

    October 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Strategic Planning Implementation

    We often put a great deal of time into developing strategic plans that never come to reality. Our well-crafted strategies need “legs” in order to move the organization forward. Who, what, when? If your strategic plan is “sitting on the bookshelf” or you want to jumpstart impl...

    November 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Featured News

Fellow Opportunity with The Group Plan Commission

Are you excited about all of the development in downtown Cleveland and you want to be a part of the growth? The Group Plan Commission is looking for a fellow to assist with establishing the development and fundraising plan for the organization. The Group Plan...

Fellow Opportunity with Cleveland Transformation Alliance

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is looking for a fellow to assist with developing a robust strategic fund development plan that will sustain and potentially grow the organization through the identification of new and diverse funding sources and strategies. The...

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Our Social Entrepreneurship or Conscious Capitalism seminar takes place at Baldwin Wallace a week from today. Learn about social enterprise and the intersection between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to speak with multiple nonprofit organizations. We really enjoyed the different topics and how you engaged the crowd.

Ilene Shapiro discussed many different topics conflicting the nonprofits of Summit County. She tackled issues involving the opioids crisis, transportation, job placements, diversity and more. We are very thankful for all the insight she gave our attendees.

What can your nonprofit do to improve Summit County? Can three or four organizations team up to create a program that is cost efficient for all involved? Ilene Shapiro is challenging organizations to find a way to save money.

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