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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

Please note: Events in April are being postponed or turned into a virtual 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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October 2019

Business Partner Breakfast: The Business Case for Skills-Based Volunteering

October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Discovery Center at Progressive, 6671 Beta Drive
Mayfield, Ohio 44143
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Free – $65

Doing good benefits our communities, but what happens when your employees lend their skills for a good cause? Join us as we take a look at the importance and benefits of skills-based volunteerism and the impact it has on your employees, the community, and your business. Progressive Insurance will share their experience from a recent skills-based volunteer project and the impact it made on the volunteers and the nonprofit. Moderated by BVU, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of…

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Linking New Leaders

October 8, 2019 @ 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, 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

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, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Cocktails with Champions

November 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Limelight Cleveland, 2515 Jay Ave #101
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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$15

Connect with other professionals over drinks and appetizers at this casual happy hour event. Hear from business and civic leaders shaping the future of NEO. Featuring Bill Canady, CEO , Swagelok Bill Canady is President and Chief Operating Officer at Swagelok. He currently serves on the boards of the Great Lakes Science Center and Playhouse Square Foundation. Come hear from Bill about his career path and how community involvement and board service have helped him along the way. A note…

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December 2019

Doctor’s In

December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Interstate, 3250 Interstate Dr,
Richfield, Ohio 44286
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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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Nonprofit Leaders Breakfast – 18 Years, 18 Lessons Learned

December 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Cornerstone of Hope, 5905 Brecksville Road
Independence, OH 44131 United States
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Free – $15

Leading a nonprofit is a labor of love with many lessons to be learned. Hear the top 18 lessons learned about operating and growing a successful mission-driven business from an 18-year veteran nonprofit executive who has transformed her organization from a grassroots local service to a nationally award-winning model. This fast-paced count down will cover topics ranging from collaboration, culture, and compliance to budget, board, and brand. And of course, fundraising and friend-raising! Natalie A. Leek, CEO and President, Providence…

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February 2020

Role of the Board

February 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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Business Partner Breakfast

February 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
WKYC, 1333 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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Free – $65

Upping your Impact Game: Re-imagine Days of Service to Create Meaningful Change Ready to shake things up? “Done-in-a day” team volunteer projects are a great way to get your employees out of the office and into the community; building teamwork while doing good. However, some impact areas, such as improving childhood literacy, may be better served by a different model of business volunteerism. This Business Partner Breakfast will explore the variety of ways in which businesses can volunteer to make…

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Ask the Expert

February 27 @ 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 Ask the Expert 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…

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