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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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May 2021

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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BVU Help Desk for Nonprofits

May 20 @ 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/85817192356  Meeting ID: 858 1719 2356 One tap mobile +16468769923,,85817192356# US (New York) 13017158592,,85817192356# US +(Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US…

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June 2021

Virtual Ask the Expert

June 7 - June 10
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. If you are a nonprofit and…

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BVU Help Desk for Nonprofits

June 17 @ 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/86198784423 Meeting ID: 861 9878 4423 One tap mobile +13017158592,,86198784423# US (Washington DC) 13126266799,,86198784423# +US (Chicago) Dial by…

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Virtual Role of the Board Training

June 18 @ 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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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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Nonprofit Leaders’ Breakfast

July 15 @ 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 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual OH United States
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 @ 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 - August 19
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 @ 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 @ 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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