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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

  • Postponed – 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...

    October 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Forum with Ilene Shapiro – Summit County Executive

    Join us for a dialogue with Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Executive. We are thrilled at the opportunity for Ilene Shapiro to engage with the nonprofit board and staff leaders in our community. We will hear first-hand her current priorities, particularly with respect to the nonprofit sector. This no c...

    October 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • 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

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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With only two weeks left in October, make sure that you take advantage of our two remaining seminars this month; Forum with Ilene Shapiro and Social Entrepreneurship and Social Capitalism. Visit our event page to register and secure your spot.

We are less than a week away from our Forum with Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro. Come and hear Ilene Shapiro discuss her latest initiatives within the nonprofit sector. Reserve your spot and learn more about your Summit County community.

Make sure to visit our Seminars & Events page to learn about upcoming BVU events. We have two exciting seminars taking place in October; Forum with Ilene Shapiro and Social Entrepreneurship or Conscious Capitalism Seminar.

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Vu Le speaks on non-profits... The more successful a non-profit program and the more community members it serves, the greater stress on the organization.... if you see good being done Support It !!!! #bvu25

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