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Employees expect it. The community needs it.

A vibrant community supports business success.

We connect passionate people with opportunities to serve.

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Strategic Community Involvement Builds Powerful and Enduring Community Relationships


“When you think about developing leaders, one of the things that’s really important is to give people the opportunity to experience leadership and to experience leadership in different environments.  Frankly, early in their career. We (KeyBank) think placing people on nonprofit boards is a great way to do that.”

Christopher Gorman, Chairman and CEO
Key Corporate Bank



Meaningful Matches


“The board matching program has given our professionals an opportunity to work with the BVU professionals to find the right place for them to give back in the community.”

Karyn Sullivan ,Chief Operating Officer
Bober Markey Fedorovich

Whether you employ 5 or 5,000 individuals, and your community engagement is fledgling or fine-tuned, BVU can help your business tailor and elevate your approach to meet your strategic goals and employee desires. We listen to your needs, help you determine priorities and design the community engagement solutions that make sense for your business. Your people. Your priorities.

We create opportunities for you to network with and learn from other employers that give back strategically in Northeast Ohio.


Board Service

Provide employees the opportunity to be impactful leaders in the community by participating in BVU’s Board Matching Program that pairs and trains individuals for nonprofit board service.

Leverage BVU’s speed dating approach to board matching to connect up-and-coming professionals to nonprofit committee and board engagement opportunities. The Linking New Leaders events expose your future leaders to nonprofit organizations.

Pro Bono Consulting

Connect skilled individuals to high-impact pro bono projects to help nonprofits with HR, technology, finance, marketing, legal, real estate and process improvement. BVU helps match your talented professionals to community needs.

Engage professionals in 90-minute, “Doctor’s In” appointments with nonprofit leaders to provide high-level, short-term pro bono consulting in HR, finance, marketing and accounting. BVU vets opportunities to ensure the right fit for your team.

Hands-On Volunteering

Connect your team of 5-500+ employees to all types of community needs. BVU helps you build your team through customized half-day, full-day or week-long team volunteer projects in areas of need that also align with your objectives.

Network with other Northeast Ohio businesses during BVU’s collaborative day of service team volunteer event. Expand your business relationships while building your team and doing good in the community



Strategy Development

Access the knowledge, expertise and experience of BVU to help you get the most out of your community outreach, philanthropy and employee engagement. We work with you to understand and design a strategy and policy recommendations that enable you to make a greater impact in our community.

Employee Volunteer Interest Survey

Assess current volunteer activities and employee interests through BVU’s Employee Volunteer Interest Survey. Leverage your findings to inform a community engagement strategy that delivers results for your business, your team and the community.

Development of Employee Volunteer Committee

Create or energize an employee-led steering committee to plan an annual calendar of impactful volunteer events. BVU helps you define the structure and responsibilities of an Employee Volunteer Committee and identify potential participants.

Customized Community Engagement Event

Let BVU bring the training and education to you through tailored on-site programs that inspire your employees to support community needs and become effective members of nonprofit boards.


Membership starts at $2,725.  Contact us to learn how we can customize a membership package to meet your unique community engagement needs.

Enrich the impact
of your community engagement.

For All Your Employees