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September 2018

Advocacy and Ohio’s Biennium Budget

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Jesuit Retreat House, 5629 State Rd
Parma, Oh 44134
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$65 - $95

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…

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Protected: Role of the Board

950 Main Ave., Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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Over 5,000 nonprofit board members trained   Join the Urban Action Collaborative (CSU's Levin College of Urabn Affairs; PolicyBridge and the Urban Leauge of Cleveland) and BVU for a board training session designed to recruit, and inspire professionals of color to serve on nonprofit boards. National research indicates that people of color comprise only 16th of board membership.* Numerous studies have shown that having diverse groups that include a range of perspectives enhances creative thinking, innovation, and problem solving, resulting in…

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October 2018

25th Anniversary Nonprofit Summit

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
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$125 - $150

Due to high interest, we are opening up registration for our 25th Anniversary Nonprofit Summit with featuring speaker Vu Le. Additional information will be announced shortly.  Register now to save your spot. About our Keynote Vu Le (“voo lay”) is known for his no-BS approach and irreverent sense of humor when it comes to the nonprofit sector. He is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice…

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Effective Leadership of Nonprofit Boards

October 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
AECOM, 1300 E 9th St.
Cleveland, Oh 44114
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$65 - $95
BVU's Role of the Board Seminar

In today’s economic and social environment, nonprofits are facing daunting challenges, as well as unprecedented opportunities, to innovate and serve.  The key to the board’s success in leading, shaping and supporting the organization is effective board leadership. An effective working relationship between the board and staff is absolutely essential. Join BVU for a small, hands-on workshop that will address the role of board leaders in guiding and shaping a board to advance the organization to achieve its full potential.  This…

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Forum with Ilene Shapiro – Summit County Executive

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Brouse McDowell, 388 S Main St #500
Akron, OH 44311 United States
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Join us for a dialogue with Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Executive. We are thrilled at the opportunity for Ilene Shapiro to engage with the nonprofit board and staff leaders in our community. We will hear first-hand her current priorities, particularly with respect to the nonprofit sector. This no charge event will appeal to board members, chief executives and staff of nonprofit organizations. A question and answer session with the audience will follow Shapiro’s remarks. A continental breakfast will be served…

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