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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

  • The Art and Science of Fundraising

    Success in today’s philanthropic landscape demands nonprofit chief executives to perform all fund development functions at the highest level. This half-day interactive seminar provides leaders the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be not only effective solicitors, but thoughtful and strategic d...

    May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Introduction to Proposal Writing and Budgeting

    Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal The “do’s” and

    June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Business Partner Breakfast: Employee-led Volunteering

    How to leverage your employees’ voice in planning corporate volunteer projects.  Looking for a way to engage your employees? Do you want to increase participation at your company’s volunteer events?   Employee-led volunteering uplifts the interests of your employees and increases comm...

    June 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Featured News

2019 Indians Volunteer Challenge

Since 2010, 42,000 volunteers have performed over 325,000 hours of service as part of the Indians Volunteer Challenge; that amounts to the equivalent of $7.5 million worth of service to local nonprofits!*  The Cleveland Indians want to continue to celebrate...

Latest Tweets

A new position has opened up at @GroundWorksDanc. If you, or someone you know of, is qualified for the new Development Director role, register below. This is a great opportunity for someone with exceptional communications and program management skills.

Calling all Cleveland nonprofits! Apply today for the Schauer Group Century of Service program for a chance to win 100 hours of service and $5,000 for your organization! More details online at

We enjoyed our third Doctor's In - Pro Bono event of the year. These nonprofits were able to receive assistance with a work related project in HR, marketing, finance or employee law.
If your nonprofit needs assistance, register for our next Pro Bono event.

Learn how to leverage your employees' voice with employee-led volunteering at the BVU Business Partner Breakfast. Enhance your own program after attending this event.

Thank you @McDonaldHopkins and @BMFCPA for sponsoring our event.

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