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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.

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.

Cleveland Indians Volunteer Challenge

Join the Volunteer Challenge

Volunteer 4 hours and receive 2 tickets to select Indians Games.

25K Connect

BVU and Keybank present 25k Connect

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


Executive Leadership Series for Nonprofit Professionals

Take part in this powerful series to understand what you can do to make the most of your leadership style and become a more effective leader in the nonprofit sector.


Investing In Purpose Drives Employees, Company & Community Forward

Attract and retain the right kind of people. Foster a culture of teamwork and collaboration. Develop leaders.

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

  • Summer of Service

    Each year, Northeast Ohio businesses gather for BVU’s annual Summer of Service event. Across the region, volunteers  come together for a collective day of service to impact local causes. In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we want this to be the largest event to date.  BVU invites yo...

    July 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fundraising Strategies: The Science of Giving and The Art of Crafting Messages

    The Science: What does the evidence-based research tell us about how to motivate donors? Explore this timely topic to obtain a competitive edge in the fundraising world. Take your fundraising beyond anecdotes, gut feelings, and traditions to identify what truly inspires altruism – as uncovered by ...

    August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 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...

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

Featured News

Celebrating 25 Years

  BVU is celebrating 25 years of engaging businesses and nonprofits to work together to strengthen Northeast Ohio! On behalf of the Board and Staff, thank you to the businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and volunteers in Northeast Ohio for your many years...

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3 key processes to define for managing your donor management system: Data Entry, Contact Management, Reporting. #tech4goodcle @clegivinsight @BVUVolunteers

When managing a database there needs to be a defined process set so that the data stays consistent and clean. Adding data to the system the same way every time, updating notes after a meeting with a contact or prospect, and reporting on the data is key to mainting a clean system

Why use a database vs spreadsheets? One key reason is your database tracks the return on your investment! You can see what donors are responding well to and what you can change in the future

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