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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: Events in April are being postponed or turned into a virtual 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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December 2020

Virtual Role of the Board Training

December 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
OH United States
Free – $25

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 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…

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Final Business Partner and Nonprofit Leaders’ Breakfast of 2020

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Free – $15

At our final BVU Business Partner Breakfast and Nonprofit Leaders' Breakfast, we will delve into the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. Our featured speaker, Kevin Clayton, will discuss his career and community engagement experience. Kevin will share his previous roles and professional growth. We will frame the conversation around opportunities and challenges in setting and achieving DEI goals as he is currently doing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena. Attendees will walk away with…

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Cocktails with Champions Featuring David Gilbert

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free – $10

Featuring David Gilbert, President & CEO, Destination Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission David Gilbert serves as president and CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, an organization dedicated to making Greater Cleveland the nation’s foremost destination for amateur sporting events and activities, and Destination Cleveland, the region’s destination marketing and management organization. He re-established the Sports Commission in 2000 and assumed his role with Destination Cleveland in 2011. Gilbert serves as vice president on the board of the International Children’s…

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