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Stronger Nonprofit Community

Experienced individuals provide nonprofits access to talent.



We connect passionate people with opportunities to serve.

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DEVELOPING NEW PROGRAM: Dennis Kucler took his experience in global technology sales and sales management to creates a workforce development program for at-risk youth for Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland .



FACILITATING CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Leonard Young, a retired corporate lawyer, with experience in a wide variety of complex business transactions, implements a human resources growth plan for Care Alliance Health Center.




INCREASING ORGANIZATION CAPACITY: Dr. Elisa Ross (pictured left), a board-certified OB/GYN with an interest in medical writing and patient communication improves health outcomes for low-income residents at Neighborhood Family Practice .
IMPLEMENTING NEW PROGRAM: Stephanie Allen , utilizing her strong background in nonprofit management and marketing helps implement a new program to build brand awareness in Gordon Square Arts District.
DEVELOPING NEW PROGRAM: Christine Stadler applied her experience in the development and implementation of growth strategies to create earned income opportunities for The Centers for Families and Children.

Expanding Nonprofits: Access to Knowledge, Experience and Skills

“We had somebody who could dedicate their time and energy to an initiative that we just weren’t ready for from an internal standpoint.”Ron Soeder, Former President, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland

We get someone of exceptional quality at an amount that we can afford. We can focus on projects that are high priority that we don’t have the professional resources to complete.” Jean Polster, Former President and CEO of Neighborhood Family Practice

“I wouldn’t have been able to fill the position, hire somebody who had the depth and breadth of knowledge and have the ability to truly be an independent and functioning person. I wouldn’t have been able to afford that level of person. — Melanie Hogan, executive director of LEAP

Fellows help nonprofits build capacity, grow strategically and ultimately, have a broader impact on the community.  Here’s How It Works.

Step 1: Identify the Need

With guidance from BVU, the nonprofit will identify and outline the strategic project and skills required.  The nonprofit will complete a project request form.

Step 2: Recruitment

BVU will recruit, screen and interview candidates to learn more about their background, skills and fit for the project.

Step 3: Selection

The nonprofit will interview candidates from BVU and make their selection.


Step 4: Engagement

BVU will bring together the nonprofit and candidate to review project details and finalize the engagement.


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