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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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July 2021

Linking New Leaders

July 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
FREE

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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August 2021

Virtual Business Partner Breakfast featuring Ellen Burts-Cooper, PhD, MBA

August 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Boosting employee engagement through community involvement Join BVU for our Business Partner Breakfast, featuring Ellen Burts-Cooper, PhD, MBA. Attendees will explore: Talent attraction and corporate mission fulfillment through community impact Community engagement and the strength of employee re-engagement after covid--with a compare and contrast of physical workplace, remote and hybrid work environments. Talent retention and individual choice in community volunteerism Featured Presenter: Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper is the senior managing partner of Improve Consulting and Training Group, a firm that provides…

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Virtual Ask the Expert

August 16, 2021 - August 19, 2021
Zoom Webinar OH United States
Free
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 if for the nonprofit to leave the meeting and be able to implement some of  the recommendations provided right away. Register Now If you are a consultant…

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BVU Help Desk for Nonprofits – August

August 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chat with a BVU staff member on our nonprofit team. Our team can find ways to help your nonprofit in 2021. Every third Thursday of the month, you can chat live with a member of BVU’s nonprofit team. Stop in to a Zoom session anytime between 2-3! Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81492822278 Meeting ID: 814 9282 2278 One tap mobile +13126266799,,81492822278# US (Chicago) +16468769923,,81492822278# US (New York) Dial by…

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September 2021

Virtual Role of the Board Training

September 10, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
OH United States
Free – $25
Attendees collaborating at training event

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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October 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

October 4, 2021 - October 7, 2021
Zoom Webinar OH United States

Nonprofits: Register Now 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…

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2021 Nonprofit Leadership Summit

October 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50 – $100

A four-part series aimed at improving your nonprofit board and management. Thursdays in October starting October 7, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Our 2021 Nonprofit Leadership Summit focusing on building thriving, diverse, and inclusive boards is coming in October!  Virtual session include: Integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into board culture Being a brand ambassador and advocate for your nonprofit and its mission Implementing leading practices for board recruitment and engagement Choreographing effective and impactful meetings Make plans now to learn…

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November 2021

Role of the Board – Minority Pipeline Initiative

November 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a board training session designed to recruit and inspire people from diverse communities to serve on nonprofit boards. People with different backgrounds and life experiences enrich board discussions and decision-making processes, leading to better outcomes than those where board members share a monolithic viewpoint or world view. This zoom meeting features an expert panel that will share their experience, discuss the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members and consider challenges and opportunities facing nonprofits. After attending…

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Linking New Leaders

November 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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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December 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

December 6, 2021 - December 9, 2021
Free
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 and…

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