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Business Volunteers Unlimited brings them together to enrich Northeast Ohio. That’s what we do. Join us.

Business Volunteers Unlimited brings them together to enrich Northeast Ohio.

That’s what we do. Join us.

“My business wants to give back”

Serve your community: Have an impact in the daily operations of nonprofits – and in the lives of everyday people – by using your skills to benefit those in need.










Nonprofit Leadership Summit


October 29, 2019  | Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Join fellow nonprofit board members, chief executives and management staff at BVU's Nonprofit Leadership Summit. The first 100 registrants receive early bird pricing of $99. Network and learn from leaders in the technology, human resource, governance, finance, and communications fields.

Summer of Service with Deloitte.

Celebrating 25 years

Thank you to the businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and volunteers in Northeast Ohio for your many years of dedicated service to our community.


Investing In Purpose Drives Employees, Company & Community Forward

Attract and retain the right kind of people. Foster a culture of teamwork and collaboration. Develop leaders.

25K Connect

BVU and Keybank present 25k Connect

Energizing Northeast Ohio businesses to give back in celebration of BVU's 25th Anniversary.


Executive Leadership Series for Nonprofit Professionals

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.

We strive to build a strong and vibrant community in Northeast Ohio.

BVU links the diverse knowledge and experiences of business leaders with the needs and opportunities of nonprofits. By connecting and combining the talents of businesses, nonprofits and individuals, everyone succeeds. Best of all, it enriches our community.

Join us in this common purpose.

Upcoming Events

  • Doctor’s In

    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 o...

    December 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Nonprofit Leaders Breakfast – 18 Years, 18 Lessons Learned

    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 aw...

    December 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
  • Business Partner Breakfast

    BVU’s Business Partner Breakfasts bring together business professionals charged with community engagement at their companies to share best practices and network with peers. Member Rate: Free Nonmember Rate: $65

    January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

A Summer of Service

By Heather Englander, BVU’s Director of Business & Community Engagement    BVU celebrated its 13th annual Summer of Service with a triad of volunteer opportunities. Sponsored by MIM Software and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, these events engaged...

Fraud is Prevalent. Is Your Company Protected?

Guest blog provided by Trevor Buxton, certified fraud examiner and fraud communications manager, PNC Bank Fraud schemes against businesses are becoming more prevalent and complex. Perhaps the biggest scam involves phishing and compromised business emails. Chances are...

Nonprofit Leadership Advancement Program Facilitators

Meet our facilitators for the Nonprofit Leadership Advancement Program. Jennifer CohenSenior Vice President/ Practice Lead, Leadership DevelopmentRatliff & Taylor Jennifer brings 30 years of diverse Human Resources experience to her role as Practice Lead for Ratliff &...

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Bill shares with attendees that it is important to get involved on nonprofit boards. Nonprofit boards will help you grow and develop in a vastly different way than just from your day-to-day job. Find something your passionate about and you will never regret it. @Swagelok

Cocktails with Champions featuring Bill Canady COO and President of @Swagelok is here to share his engagement within the community. Thank you to Limelight for hosting us at your beautiful space. We are thrilled to hear Bill present!


It is critical that nonprofits diversify their boards. This article addresses the lack of improvement when it comes to recruiting and engaging diverse board members. BVU wants to tackle this issue by working with Policy Bridge to move the needle further.

Join @hwcoCPAs for their event: The 2019 Executive's Guide to Nonprofit Success. Save $10 by using code BVU. This event will offer two tracks for those attending; one for financial executives at nonprofits. Register now!

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