Inspiration + Program Support

A Better Community

Nonprofit needs vary as widely as the areas of community need. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Start here.

Nonprofit needs vary as widely as the areas of community need. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.

Start here.

Nonprofits in Northeast Ohio excel through engagement and volunteerism.

Volunteers make a huge impact in the daily operations of nonprofits and in the lives of everyday people, thanks to BVU’s ability to connect an individual’s passion and an organization’s pressing need. We thoughtfully connect business leaders and nonprofits to foster productive and rewarding leadership and volunteer activities.

Encore Cleveland

Nonprofit Leadership Summit

October 29, 2019: Elevating Nonprofit Technology, Human Resource, Governance, Finance, Communications and Volunteer Management.
Encore Cleveland

Nonprofit Consulting

Access to BVU’s high value and proven consulting offerings, including board development, succession planning, executive transitions, and operational consulting.
Pro Bono Consulting

Pro Bono Consulting

Experts from human resources, technology, finance, marketing, real estate, law and other professions are available to help nonprofits with specific projects.
Summer of Service with Deloitte.

Board Matching

Receive qualified referrals of business professionals to serve on boards and committees
Volunteer Team Projects

Team Projects

Access teams of business volunteers seeking community engagement opportunities.
Volunteer Resource Center


Attend more than 30 annual seminars packed with useful and practical knowledge on nonprofit management and governance topics led by seasoned experts in their fields
Volunteer Center

Volunteer Center

The Volunteer Center at BVU brings together nonprofits in need with volunteers ready to help.
Encore Cleveland

Nonprofit Leadership Advancement Program

Take part in this powerful series to understand what you can do to become a more effective leader in the nonprofit sector.
Volunteer Resource Center

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Inspiring a brighter future for Cleveland


“We worked with BVU to establish a few advisory boards at Cleveland Metropolitan School District Schools…” “I found myself going to them (BVU) in terms of helping us setup the structure and the framework for these friends advisory boards. They’ve done it in the past, they continuously do it, and they bring a high-level of professionalism to the initiative.”

Shana Marbury, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Facilitating Change

“The change we really needed to make was to focus much more specifically on how to deliver the mission and how to expand investment in the zoo. This is really where BVU came in. As we were discussing how to best align the board, we knew we had to get someone in from the outside to help walk us through a board development process.”

Doug Piekarz, President & CEO
Akron Zoo