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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


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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January 2022

Virtual Role of the Board

January 28 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

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 through change, and developing resources to…

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FREE Virtual Ask the Expert

January 31 - February 4
Pro bono consulting event

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 is for the nonprofit to leave the meeting and be able to implement some of  the recommendations provided right away. If you are a nonprofit in need…

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February 2022

Nonprofit Leaders’ Breakfast: Designing Nonprofit Events in 2022 (virtual)

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free – $15

BVU's Nonprofit Leaders' Breakfast brings together Northeast Ohio nonprofit leaders to discuss relevant and timely information. Wondering how to set up your events in 2022? So are we! Join Meredith Camp, nonprofit event expert,  and Joe Thompson of Audio Visual Solutions, as we discover the virtual versus hybrid versus in-person event decision-making tree. We don’t know what the future will hold but we can be informed on how to make the event-related decisions for our organizations. Meredith will cover the…

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March 2022

Civic Connections: Corporate Community Engagement Series #1 (virtual)

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Members Only Event. Gather with business professionals charged with corporate community engagement to share best practices and network with peers. Speaker information to come. Please email MGolish-Hanley@bvuvolunteers.org to register. Thank you to our generous Civic Connections Series Sponsor:

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