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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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January 2019

Nonprofit Executive Leadership Series

January 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ratliff & Taylor, 6450 Rockside Woods Blvd S
Independence, Ohio 44131
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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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Crisis Management for Nonprofits

January 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
JumpStart, 6701 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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$40 - $75

Learn how to stay off the “front page” when you don’t want to be there   Sexual misconduct…accusations of fiscal mismanagement or employee fraud…active shooter…management transitions…community outrage… As we all know from today’s 24/7 news environment, legal controversies are first tried in the Court of Public Opinion, and then perhaps in the Court of Law. Because the value of a nonprofit’s reputation is immeasurable — and its largest uninsured asset — a nonprofit loses when its brand image is tarnished. …

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Doctor’s In

January 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CBIZ, 6050 Oak Tree Blvd.
Cleveland, 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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February 2019

People Make it Possible: How to Raise More Funds at your next Fundraising Event

February 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JumpStart, 6701 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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$55 - $95

Whether you're planning a first-time fundraiser or your organization's 100th-anniversary gala is just months away, you're going to need people! And the more money you hope to raise at your event, the more people you'll need. Join us for a three-hour power session as we dive into four areas where People Make It Possible - to expand your reach, raise more money, improve the event experience of every guest, and have a little more fun (and a lot less stress)…

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March 2019

Role of the Board

March 1, 2019 @ 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
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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Is Staring a Nonprofit Right for You?

March 7, 2019 @ 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

Do you have a passion for doing good?  Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action. You will learn: What is a nonprofit organization and what are the advantages and disadvantages of forming one? Steps required in starting a nonprofit Alternatives to starting a nonprofit Common misconceptions about starting a nonprofit Register Now Presented by Foundation Center      In collaboration with the Akron-Summit County Public Library   …

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Doctor’s In

March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CBIZ, 6050 Oak Tree Blvd.
Cleveland, 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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April 2019

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

April 11, 2019 @ 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

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization's support. A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to: Take stock of your organization's strengths and assets Develop a case statement Set fundraising goals Identify funding partners Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar Register…

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Nonprofit Executive Leadership Series

April 26, 2019 @ 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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May 2019

Introduction to Finding Grants

May 9, 2019 @ 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 the field of grant seeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations What funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding How to identify potential funders and make the first approach In-person classes will…

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