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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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February 2020

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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April 2020

Free Webinar with Risk Alternatives

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Do you have questions about how your nonprofit should respond to the risks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic? Join Risk Alternatives’ founder and CEO, Ted Bilich, and director of operations, Linda Lenrow Lopez, for a free webinar at 11 am Eastern time on Friday, April 3. We will be responding to questions that have been posed by nonprofits over the past two weeks and identifying resources to help you maintain focus and meet your mission in these challenging times.  You…

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BVU Business Summit

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Connecting the Dots: Viewing Employee Engagement through a Multi-Generational Lens From “What is a mental health day?” to “Ok, boomer.” join the conversation as we take a candid look at generational preferences and practices as they relate to employee engagement. This virtual summit will explore key generational differences, how volunteerism is impacted and considerations for recruitment, retention and development.  A blend of a presentation and panel will make for a dynamic experience for attendees. What attendees will gain: Insights into…

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May 2020

Role of the Board – Webinar

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom Webinar OH United States

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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Linking New Leaders – Webinars

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OH United States

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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WEBINAR: Returning to Work: What All Leaders Need to Consider

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

As Ohio’s economy begins the gradual and careful process of restarting, returning to a physical workplace will be anything but business as usual. As eager as organizations are to reopen, working in person again will bring even greater challenges than working remotely. Join ERC President Kelly Keefe as she discusses the critical conversations leaders and management teams must have before going back to work in a post-quarantine era. How will your organization: Provide a safe workplace? Manage employee fear and…

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Ask the Expert

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual OH United States
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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POSTPONED – Technology for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Akron Library, 60 S High St
Akron, OH 44326 United States
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$25

BVU and the Akron Community Foundation partner to bring two nationally-recognized nonprofit thought leaders to share how your organization can embrace technology and equip yourself with the knowledge and resources you need to continue to grow and thrive.   Presentations include: The Technology Leadership Imperative: Digital skillsets are essential to the success of nonprofits and the people who lead them. Drawing on Idealware’s research, we will explore why technology leadership—and its companions, digital readiness, and technical literacy—are critical for your…

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Understanding the latest PPP loan forgiveness guidance – Webinar

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

We are pleased to present a webinar on Wednesday, May 27, with Justin Stallard and Becky Eley of RSM.  They will walk us through the loan forgiveness calculation, recent guidance, and additional considerations for PPP borrowers.  We’re sure this will be valuable and hope you are able to join us! RSM will discuss: An overview of the loan forgiveness calculation under the PPP How recent guidance impacts forgiveness calculations Revised application of loan forgiveness “haircuts” Accrual versus cash method for…

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