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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

  • Protected: Role of the Board

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    September 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am
  • “Linking New Leaders” Speed Dating Event

    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 ...

    October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • The Disrupted BVU Business Partner Breakfast: HR & the Age of AI

    Re-imagining Work and Community Engagement BVU’s Business Partner Breakfast brings together business professionals charged with community engagement at their companies to share best practices and network with peers. As Artificial Intelligence eliminates some of our traditional work (and possib...

    October 4 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Featured News

Open Position – Director, Business Engagement

Reports to:  Managing Director, Business Engagement Job Summary Responsible for maintaining and growing business memberships in the Cleveland/Akron market; and assist in execution of strategic plan as it relates to business engagement. Responsibilities Develop and...

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Our 25th Anniversary Nonprofit Summit is officially two weeks away! Hear our keynote speakers, Vu Le and Lisa Ryan, engage the audience with their powerful and provocative presentations. Visit our website and register today.

Board Chairs play an important role in shaping a nonprofit organization. BVU's Effective Leadership seminar for Nonprofit Professionals will teach current and future board officers the best practices to lead their board.

Calling all Akron nonprofits! We are one month away from our Forum with Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro. Make sure you have registered to hear her current priorities as it relates to the nonprofit sector. We hope to see you there!

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