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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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April 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

April 19 - April 22
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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May 2021

Succession Planning Virtual Meeting

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Succession Planning: Is your nonprofit prepared for transitions? This session will explore how effective succession planning for your key staff leadership roles can help ensure the focus remains on your mission, while you respond to planned and unplanned changes in your team. Participants will learn about fundamental components of succession planning, including candidate readiness, leadership attributes and development plans.  Be sure to join us for this look into key practices for nonprofits at all stages of leadership development! Presenters: BRIAN F.…

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Informational Lunch – Nonprofit Leadership Advancement Program

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us for a virtual lunch session to learn about BVU’s Nonprofit Leadership Advancement Program (NLAP). This 5-day series over 5 months is designed to be insightful, challenging, and stimulating for nonprofit leaders. It provides an opportunity for nonprofit chief executives or those growing into a leadership role to continue to develop as a leader in the short term and the future. Our partner is Ratliff & Taylor, a full-service talent management firm. Jennifer Cohen and Kyla Schneider facilitate…

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Linking New Leaders – Zoom Breakout Rooms

May 11 @ 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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2021 BVU Business Summit

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Culture after COVID: Convening with Purpose   “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” (Peter Drucker)  Shelter in place, social distancing, racial unrest, economic uncertainty, and virtual meetings – the past year has wreaked havoc on the culture that so many businesses work hard to create.  A unique culture -- values, behaviors, and work environment -- is the secret sauce that impacts the success of any organization.  Rebuilding and sustaining a positive culture is a priority today for many employers. Important components…

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June 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

June 7 - June 10
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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Virtual Role of the Board Training

June 18 @ 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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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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August 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

August 16 - August 19
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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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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