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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

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

    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 sh...

    October 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Linking New Leaders

    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 ...

    October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Role of the Board

    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 o...

    October 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am

Supporting Those Who Support

BVU will bring together business professionals in technology, human resources, finance, communications and management with nonprofit leaders for full day Nonprofit Summit.

How Strong is your Board’s Leadership Pipeline?

Post by BVU Staff:  Elizabeth Voudouris, Executive Vice President Who is your nonprofit’s next board chair? Next treasurer? Does your board regularly rotate committee chairs? Do officers have term limits? Or do you have good officers and committee chairs and you don’t...

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BVU has switched suites and has a new address. We are now in suite 1220.

Our new address is:

1300 East 9th Street, Suite 1220
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Congratulations to everyone that participated in the @Indians volunteer challenge! Thousands of hours were donated by individuals and businesses throughout Northeast Ohio. Thank you to everyone that volunteered their time to improving our community.


Early bird registration ends Tuesday, September 24 for BVU's Nonprofit Leadership Summit. Do not miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn nonprofit management and government topics from expert professionals. Get your ticket for $99 today!

Check out our expert panel to discuss their donor management systems! Our panel consists of McKenzae Bartels from @BBBSCleveland, Ed Stockhausen from @ODA_CLE, and Kylie Erye from @clevelandrcc.

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