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Every year we present over 40 events and seminars full of useful and actionable knowledge.

Every year we present over 40 events and seminars full of useful and actionable knowledge, focusing on nonprofit governance and management.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Every year BVU presents over 40 seminars packed with useful and practical knowledge. Our seminars focus on nonprofit governance and management topics, including board roles, board leadership, public policy, HR, finance, and marketing. Additionally, BVU offers several events celebrating and promoting volunteerism

Check back often as we continually update our calendar of seminars.

 

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July 2018

Summer of Service

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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 your business to join us for Summer of Service on July 25th. Projects at various nonprofits across Northeast Ohio will be planned for the morning (8:30-11:30 am) and afternoon (1:30-4:30 pm) with a networking pizza lunch at Edgewater Park. As an…

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August 2018

Fundraising Strategies: The Science of Giving and The Art of Crafting Messages

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JumpStart, 6701 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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$55 - $95

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 behavioral economists and psychologists. The Art: It is hard to stand out today with distraction, fatigue, and ambivalence of the content of mass messaging that dominates our lives. Through a series of fast-paced interactive…

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Doctor’s In

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornerstone of Hope, 5905 Brecksville Road
Independence, OH 44131 United States
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Free - $75

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 or answer questions related to the project. Projects must fall into one of the categories below:   Please email  Kimberly Simpson-Kee with the following information to reserve your spot: Name…

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September 2018

Role of the Board – Cleveland

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am
Tucker Ellis LLP, 950 Main Ave., Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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$65 - $95

Over 5,000 nonprofit board members trained   As nonprofits face growing complexities and challenges, getting the governance right has never been more important.  As a board member, you bring relevant skills, expertise and networks to the organization.  It is important to have a clear understanding of what your job is as a board member, and what it’s not. The key to your organization’s success depends on the board and the chief executive developing a competitive and forward vision, leading the…

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Nonprofit Leaders Breakfast – Benchmark Your Board Nationally and Regionally

September 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Ronald McDonald House of Akron, 245 Locust St
Akron, OH 44302 United States
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Free - $15

Nonprofit Leaders Breakfasts convenes chief executives and board presidents to share and discuss perspectives with peers from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations. Benchmark your board of director's practices and performance against national norms that were just released, as well as within the 'room'. Learn and share your perspectives and tools. This event is free to BVU Members and $15.00 for nonmembers. Register Now  

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Executive Leadership Series for Nonprofit Professionals

September 14 @ 8:30 am

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. Whether you are a current executive director or have plans to move into a more significant role, you will find this series helpful. Participants will be part of a cohort of other nonprofit professionals over the series, attending five sessions. Each participant will be paired…

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October 2018

“Linking New Leaders” Speed Dating Event

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Market Cafe and Wine Bar, 3103 East 9th Street
Cleveland, 44114 United States
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Linking New Leaders is a fun, fast paced "speed dating" style event that brings together community-minded 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 opportunities including positions on boards, committees, and “friends” groups. How it works: BVU Business Members nominate candidates to participate. BVU works with our nonprofit partners to identify the right engagement opportunities. BVU brings together the candidates and the nonprofits…

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Doctor’s In

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
BVU Akron Office, 703 South Main Street, Suite 200
Akron, OH 44311 United States
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Free - $75

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 or answer questions related to the project. Projects must fall into one of the categories below:   Please email  Kimberly Simpson-Kee with the following information to reserve your spot: Name…

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December 2018

Role of the Board

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 pm
Tucker Ellis LLP, 950 Main Ave., Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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$55 - $95
BVU's Role of the Board Seminar

Over 5,000 nonprofit board members trained As nonprofits face growing complexities and challenges, getting the governance right has never been more important.  As a board member, you bring relevant skills, expertise and networks to the organization.  It is important to have a clear understanding of what your job is as a board member, and what it’s not. The key to your organization’s success depends on the board and the chief executive developing a competitive and forward vision, leading the organization…

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