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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: BVU is planning virtual events through June 2021.

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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July 2021

Linking New Leaders

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual 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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Nonprofit Leaders’ Breakfast

July 15 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

BVU's Nonprofit Leaders' Breakfast brings together Northeast Ohio nonprofit leaders to discuss relevant and timely information. Our upcoming breakfast will feature John Corlett from Community Solutions to talk about federal funding making its way to Northeast Ohio and what opportunities exist.   John R. Corlett, President and Executive Director, Community Solutions John Corlett serves as the President and Executive Director of The Center for Community Solutions. Corlett’s career has included leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, including…

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Connect with Champions featuring Eric Gordon

July 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$10

BVU connects young professionals with business and civic leaders shaping the Northeast Oho community. Our community leaders discuss their background, career path, volunteer involvement, and commitment to the community. FEATURED PRESENTER: Eric Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District Eric Gordon was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in June 2011 after serving as the district’s Chief Academic Officer for four years. He is responsible for the leadership and daily management of Cleveland’s 37,000-student school…

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Effective Leadership of Nonprofit Boards

July 29 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Virtual OH United States + Google Map
Free – $25

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. BVU's Role of the Board Training is a prerequisite for this training. This is a working session led by BVU staff. BVU's workshop will address the role of board leaders in…

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August 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

August 16 - August 19
Zoom Webinar OH United States
Free

BVU connects our nonprofit partners with skills-based volunteers to work together on projects in various areas.  These 60-minute one-on-one meetings provide an opportunity for the nonprofit and the skills-based volunteer to work on a small project or the skills-based volunteer can answer questions or provide practical suggestions.  The goal of Ask the Expert session if for the nonprofit to leave the meeting and be able to implement some of  the recommendations provided right away. If you are a nonprofit and…

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September 2021

Linking New Leaders

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual 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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October 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

October 4 - October 7
Zoom Webinar OH United States
Free – $75

BVU connects our nonprofit partners with skills-based volunteers to work together on projects in various areas.  These 60-minute one-on-one meetings provide an opportunity for the nonprofit and the skills-based volunteer to work on a small project or the skills-based volunteer can answer questions or provide practical suggestions.  The goal of Ask the Expert session if for the nonprofit to leave the meeting and be able to implement some of  the recommendations provided right away. If you are a nonprofit and…

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December 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

December 6 - December 9
Zoom Webinar OH United States
Free – $75

BVU connects our nonprofit partners with skills-based volunteers to work together on projects in various areas.  These 60-minute one-on-one meetings provide an opportunity for the nonprofit and the skills-based volunteer to work on a small project or the skills-based volunteer can answer questions or provide practical suggestions.  The goal of Ask the Expert session if for the nonprofit to leave the meeting and be able to implement some of  the recommendations provided right away. If you are a nonprofit and…

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