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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 2019

Future Nonprofit Technology is Already Here: How Blockchain and AI Are Creating Impact Right Now

July 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
CBIZ, 6050 Oak Tree Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44131 United States
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Free

You’ve heard all the buzz about blockchain technology and artificial intelligence recently. But do they apply to the nonprofit sector? Do you need to pay attention? Yes! Both of these technologies are shifting the way impact is created, tracked, and measured for nonprofits and social enterprises alike. Join us for a session on July 17, and learn about how both of these tools are creating new opportunities in the impact space, right now:      Creative ways nonprofits and NGOs…

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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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August 2019

Manufacturing Our Future: The Past, Present, and Future of Northeast Ohio’s Economy

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MAGNET, 1768 East 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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$15

BVU’s Cocktails with Champions is an opportunity for individuals to meet business and civic leaders shaping the future of Northeast Ohio.   Featuring: Ethan S. Karp, Ph.D.: President and CEO, MAGNET As President and CEO of MAGNET, Ethan Karp brings his wide range of experiences to drive economic prosperity in Northeast Ohio through innovation and invention. Prior to joining MAGNET in 2013 as Vice President of Client Services and Marketing, he worked with Fortune 500 companies as an Engagement Manager…

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Nonprofit Leaders Breakfast – Succession Planning

August 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Greater Akron Chamber, 388 S. Main Street. Suite 205
Akron, OH 44311 United States
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Free – $15

Succession Planning: Is your nonprofit prepared for leadership transitions?  Nonprofit Leaders Breakfasts convenes chief executives and board presidents to share and discuss perspectives with peers from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations. This session will explore how effective succession planning for your key staff leadership roles can help ensure the focus remains on your mission, while you pivot internally to respond to planned and unplanned changes in your team. Participants will learn about fundamental components of succession planning, including assessing…

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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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Nonprofit Leadership Summit

October 29 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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Elevating Nonprofit Technology, Human Resource, Governance, Finance and Communications BVU’s first full day Nonprofit Leadership Summit will be packed with useful and practical knowledge focused on nonprofit management and governance topics led by seasoned experts in their field.  The Summit will provide nonprofit professionals, like yourself, with the opportunity to network and learn from leaders in the technology, human resource, governance, finance, and communications fields. This Summit is designed for board members, nonprofit chief executives and management staff. The day…

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