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 of dedicated...

Indians Volunteer Challenge

Indians Volunteer Challenge

  Many people across Northeast Ohio help their communities and experience the joy and fulfillment of volunteering. In the eight years the Indians and BVU have partnered on the challenge, over 42,000 volunteers have performed over 302,000 hours of service in Northeast...

Be a Superhero – Think Pro Bono

Post by BVU Staff:  Judy Tobin, Director, Leadership Development It is the start of the day and time to make all that magic happen again. You know that you do great work, you are appreciated and you actually enjoy your job, but at times you may, as we all...

Has Employee Engagement Reached an Impasse?

Has Employee Engagement Reached an Impasse?

Annual Gallup Poll Results Reveal Employee Engagement Remains Stagnant Employee engagement has certainly been a hot topic as of late. And, for good reason. As businesses and organizations look for new ways to do good and do well, focusing on creating an engaged and...

Advancing Your Career through Volunteerism

Part One: Networking There is an old saying that goes, “it’s not what you know, but who you know.” In today’s job market this saying holds true. Networking is essential to not only finding a job, but for career advancement. Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to...

World’s Top Employers: Google, Apple… Unilever?

World’s Top Employers: Google, Apple… Unilever?

How Unilever Took Over the “Best Places to Work” Conversation In a worldwide survey on sought-after employers conducted by LinkedIn, Unilever, founded in 1930 after the merger of a Dutch margarine producer and a British soap maker, landed a coveted top three position,...

Unlocking Employee Passion to Drive Results

Unlocking Employee Passion to Drive Results

A Q&A with David Humphrey, CEO of Ohio Desk Community Engagement is an increasingly popular buzzword among the C-suite. Top talent view a company’s commitment to doing good in addition to doing well as a prerequisite when they evaluate potential landing spots....

Nonprofit Board Member Recruitment 101

Post by BVU Staff:  Julie Clark, Sr. Director, Leadership Programs The February 28th issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy featured an article titled, “Nonprofits Go All Out to Find and Recruit Stronger Board Members.”  In the article, a number of tips are suggested...

Creating Real Value through Higher Purpose

Creating Real Value through Higher Purpose

A Q&A with Bruce Pfau, Partner, Human Capital Strategy and Culture Transformation at KPMG What do employee engagement, talent attraction and retention, and workforce productivity have in common? They are often shared pain points for business leaders regardless of...

Get the Governance Right – It Matters!

Get the Governance Right – It Matters!

Can clearly identify its work and its role for a particular nonprofit at any point in time. Is comprised of people who bring the relevant skills, expertise, diversity, networks and passion to get the job done. Doesn’t just happen. It requires a tremendous amount of...

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