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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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December 2020

Final Business Partner and Nonprofit Leaders’ Breakfast of 2020

December 8, 2020 @ 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, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at the Cleveland Cavaliers, 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…

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January 2021

Free Webinar: What you need to know about PPP2

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual OH United States

PPP2 has been signed into law and everyone seems to have more questions than answers. Join HW&Co. principal Tony LaNasa for a discussion about eligibility requirements, the application process and loan forgiveness. Tony LaNasa, CPA/CFE lanasa@hwco.com Register Now   In partnership with:    

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BVU Help Desk for Nonprofits

January 21 @ 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. Join through zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85421891646 Contact Julie Clark at jclark@bvuvolunteers.org if you have any additional questions.

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February 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

February 8 - February 11
Zoom Webinar OH United States

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. View Topics and Sign Up If…

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Nonprofit Leaders’ Breakfast: Ensuring Inclusion in the Boardroom

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Virtual OH United States
Free – $15

Join BVU and Gradient for this Nonprofit Leaders' Breakfast to discuss diversity and inclusion in the boardroom.  This session will provide a framework for ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the boardroom. Topics addressed will include: Organizational and Individual readiness and commitment. Understanding the current practices of the board, including recruitment, onboarding, power sharing and decision making. Components of a DEI strategy  that result in collaborative input and buy-in, measurable outcomes, accountability, and long-term sustainability.   NATIONAL CONTEXT: Nonprofit chief…

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Get Involved with the Homeless Stand Down

February 13
Cleveland volunteers holding care packages for the Homeless Stand Down

Cleveland Volunteers & Support Needed 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Homeless Stand Down in Cleveland. Historically a one-day event, the Stand Down provides vital resources, food, medical services, winter clothing, bus passes, boots, and hygiene kits to individuals and families that are homeless and in transition. Due to COVID-19, we will be replacing the in-person event with the distribution of Cleveland Cares Packages on February 13th. The packages will contain a variety of items including essentials, clothing, nonperishable…

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Linking New Leaders – Zoom Breakout Rooms

February 16 @ 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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BVU Help Desk for Nonprofits

February 18 @ 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. Join through zoom link: Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87511754167 Meeting ID: 875 1175 4167 One tap mobile +16468769923,,87511754167# US (New York) 13017158592,,87511754167# US +(Washington D.C) Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US…

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Brunch with BVU featuring David Gilbert

February 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 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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Tri-Sector Innovation in Action: Accelerating Societal Impact by Expanding Organizational Networks

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Council of Responsible Enterprise (CORE) Global Management Center Sustainability Speaker Series JENS MOLBAK CEO and Founder NewImpact “TRI-SECTOR INNOVATION IN ACTION: ACCELERATING SOCIETAL IMPACT BY EXPANDING ORGANIZATIONAL NETWORKS” Enabling innovators to identify and leverage the resources and assets of nonprofits, governments, and companies to develop sustainable solutions with game-changing positive social impact. TALK 3 IN A SERIES OF PRESENTATIONS INTRODUCING TRI-SECTOR INNOVATION TO NE OHIO Register Now   Presented in partnership with:

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