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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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June 2020

Cocktails with Champions

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This Thursday afternoon event features Bernie Moreno. Come hear from business and civic leaders shaping the future of NEO over this virtual happy hour event. Conversation moderated by BVU’s YP Ambassador Chair Michelle Sustar of Crain’s. Bernie will share highlights from his career journey and how nonprofit board service has impacted his work. sponsored by:    The views and opinions expressed during our events are those of our panelists and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or…

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2020 Summer of Service: Volunteering Together… Apart!

June 26
Free

Sponsored by MIM Software, BVU's annual Summer of Service is a series of collaborative service days for BVU Business Partners. Summer of Service promotes engagement and commitment to our cities while learning about community needs and networking. We will be offering 3 dates this year: June 26, July 24, and August 7. Volunteers can sign up for a project of their choice from either 9 am-12 pm or 1-4 pm.  Each service day will offer a variety of small, 10 person…

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July 2020

Nonprofit Leader’s Breakfast – Webinar

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Free

Adaptive Leadership:  Resilient Leaders Make For Resilient Organizations   “The only thing that is constant is change” is a famous quote by the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Indeed, life is constantly changing and evolving - - and always has.  However, we find ourselves living at a moment in time where colossal change, seemingly minute by minute, is upending every normative element of our work and professional lives.   Focusing primarily, but not solely on resilience, we will explore a number of…

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Linking New Leaders – Zoom Breakout Rooms

July 21 @ 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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2020 Summer of Service: Volunteering Together… Apart!

July 24
Free

Sponsored by MIM Software, BVU's annual Summer of Service is a series of collaborative service days for BVU Business Partners. Summer of Service promotes engagement and commitment to our cities while learning about community needs and networking. We will be offering 3 dates this year: June 26, July 24, and August 7. Volunteers can sign up for a project of their choice from either 9 am-12 pm or 1-4 pm.  Each service day will offer a variety of small, 10 person…

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August 2020

2020 Summer of Service: Volunteering Together… Apart!

August 7
Free

Sponsored by MIM Software, BVU's annual Summer of Service is a series of collaborative service days for BVU Business Partners. Summer of Service promotes engagement and commitment to our cities while learning about community needs and networking. We will be offering 3 dates this year: June 26, July 24, and August 7. Volunteers can sign up for a project of their choice from either 9 am-12 pm or 1-4 pm.  Each service day will offer a variety of small, 10 person…

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Virtual Ask the Expert

August 24 - August 27
Zoom Webinar OH United States
Free

Is your nonprofit looking for assistance with a project related to Marketing, Human Resources, Finance or Employment law?  If so, sign up for the next Ask the Expert event where BVU will have subject matter experts on hand to meet with you for 60 minutes to help get you started on your project or answer questions related to the project. If you are a nonprofit that would like to participate: Click the link to sign up https://signup.com/go/CceFieo If you have…

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Nonprofit Leaders’ Breakfast: Navigating Your Personal and Professional Brands in these Extraordinary Times

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Virtual OH United States
Free

Nonprofit executives are highly visible in their communities and expected to be the chief brand ambassadors of their organizations while also representing their own personal brands. It’s a delicate balance in the best of times. During this era of extraordinary change the rules aren’t clear-cut and change rapidly. Where do your brands intersect and how do you stay true to each? This Nonprofit Leaders Breakfast will explore how to preserve, promote and protect your brands when the new norms are…

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September 2020

Volunteer Center Open House

September 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual OH United States

Join us for a Virtual Open House to learn more about the new Volunteer Center at BVU. Our team will give an overview of the HandsOn at BVU programs and the ways we can assist your organization with volunteer recruitment. Then we will show you how to create a profile and post volunteer opportunities. This will be a live demonstration of our new software and opportunity for participants to ask questions and get help. Register Now Can’t make it on…

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Virtual Role of the Board

September 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Zoom Webinar 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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