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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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May 2019

The Art and Science of Fundraising

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JumpStart, 6701 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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$55 – $95

Success in today’s philanthropic landscape demands nonprofit chief executives to perform all fund development functions at the highest level. This half-day interactive seminar provides leaders the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be not only effective solicitors, but thoughtful and strategic development professionals. This intensive session showcases usable strategies and tactics to dramatically improve fundraising and development success with nonprofits. It provides the tools for you to inspire staff, volunteers, and boards to become active, accomplished participants in identifying, cultivating, securing,…

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June 2019

Introduction to Proposal Writing and Budgeting

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S High Street
Akron, OH 44326 United States
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Free

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses How to estimate the realistic cost of…

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Business Partner Breakfast: Employee-led Volunteering

June 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Oswald Compnaies, 1100 Superior Ave East, First Floor
Cleveland, OH 441114
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Free – $65

How to leverage your employees' voice in planning corporate volunteer projects.  Looking for a way to engage your employees? Do you want to increase participation at your company's volunteer events?   Employee-led volunteering uplifts the interests of your employees and increases community engagement. A panel of BVU Business Partners will share their experiences in empowering their employees to lead their volunteer efforts. Whether you have an established community engagement program or are just getting started, this breakfast will give you the chance…

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Role of the Board

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am
Tucker Ellis LLP, 950 Main Ave., Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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$55 – $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 organization…

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July 2019

Doctor’s In

July 24 @ 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 (ksimpson-kee@bvuvolunteers.org) with the following information to reserve your spot:…

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September 2019

Nonprofit Executive Leadership Series

September 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ratliff & Taylor, 6450 Rockside Woods Blvd S
Independence, Ohio 44131
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$1,550

To become an empowered and effective leader it is essential to understand your own leadership tendencies and opportunities to grow. Learn how to strengthen your team, effect change and use your words and actions to inspire others. Whether you are a current executive director or have plans to move into a more significant role, you will find this powerful series valuable to become a more effective leader in the nonprofit sector. Participants will be part of a cohort of other…

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Doctor’s In

September 25 @ 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 (ksimpson-kee@bvuvolunteers.org) with the following information to reserve your spot:…

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October 2019

Business Partner Breakfast

October 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Progressive, 6300 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
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Free – $65

Gather with business professionals charged with corporate community engagement to share best practices and network with peers. BVU will bring a panel of business leaders together to discuss how they leverage employee volunteer programs such as Board Service, Pro Bono consulting and Team Volunteer Projects to attract and retain talent. Sponsored by: Register Now Member Rate: Free Nonmember Rate: $65

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Linking New Leaders

October 8 @ 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 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 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…

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Role of the Board

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am
Tucker Ellis LLP, 950 Main Ave., Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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$55 – $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 organization…

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