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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 @ 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 @ 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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Business Partner Breakfast

January 24 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterloo Hall, 15335 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44119
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Free – $35

Transformative vs. Transactional Volunteerism: An In-depth Look at Business Team Volunteer Projects BVU’s Business Partner Breakfast brings together business professionals charged with community engagement at their companies to share best practices and network with peers.Business team volunteer projects help engage employees, boost morale, and increase overall collaboration. They also provide an opportunity for businesses to strengthen the community they work and live in.How can these days of service be more effective?This seminar takes a unique approach to the question by…

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February 2019

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

February 1 @ 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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Doctor’s In

February 14 @ 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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BVU Young Professionals Event: Big & Small Sustainability

February 21 @ 12:00 am
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March 2019

Role of the Board

March 1 @ 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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Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

March 7 @ 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 Presented by Foundation Center  In collaboration with the Akron-Summit County Public Library    Register Now Free for…

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Doctor’s In

March 13 @ 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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Informational Breakfast – Nonprofit Executive Leadership Series

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ratliff & Taylor, 6450 Rockside Woods Blvd S
Independence, Ohio 44131
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Free

Please join us for a continental breakfast and conversation to learn about BVU's Nonprofit Executive Leadership Series (NELS). This 5-day series over 5 months is designed to be insightful, challenging, and stimulating for nonprofit leaders. It provides an opportunity for nonprofit chief executives or those growing into a leadership role to continue to develop as a leader in the short term and the future. Our partner is Ratliff & Taylor, a full-service talent management firm. Jennifer Cohen and Kyla Schneider…

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