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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.
BVU's Chat with Champions is an opportunity for individuals to meet business and civic leaders shaping the future of Northeast Ohio. Chat with Champions will be featuring Dr. Margaret McKenzie, President, South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic as the presenting speaker. Dr. McKenzie will discuss how she’s prioritized service, advocacy, and education throughout her career and how to develop yourself and others. Dr. McKenzie is the president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital and is passionate about championing physicians and other care givers…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Business Partner Breakfast: Align Your Corporate Community Engagement Efforts to Make the Greatest Impact
What community issues are important to your business? Are your efforts aligned to make an impact? At this breakfast we will discuss the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how businesses align them with corporate community engagement efforts. Aim2Flourish (with The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at CWRU), KPMG and Bendix will join us to share their experiences with the SDGs. Using the SDG framework, participants will then explore how businesses can address community needs…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 Sponsored by: This event is free to BVU Members and $15.00 for nonmembers. Register NowFind out more »
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 with an executive coach and participate…Find out more »
Each year the State of Ohio’s legislative and executive branches create a biennium budget that includes support for projects across our communities. In this session, learn how NE Ohio nonprofits have successfully advocated for projects with a public benefit, understand the characteristics of successful projects, and gain insights into the advocacy and budget process to support the case for funding. Speakers: Earl Pike (Facilitator), Executive Director, University Settlement Nick Gattozzi, Executive Director, Office of Government and Community Relations, Kent State University Sean…Find out more »
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