BVU’s Nonprofit Services

Amplify your impact through BVU.

BVU builds nonprofit capacity by connecting you to volunteers, educating your leaders, and consulting.

Join BVU’s network of 1,000+ Northeast Ohio nonprofits.

MEMBER-ONLY BENEFITS

  • Unlock a unique level of skills-based volunteers via Fellows and Operational Projects 
  • Access free or discounted tickets to seminars and events
  • Receive our highly-acclaimed consulting services (Additional fees apply.)
  • Promote your nonprofit in our directory and list open positions on our Job Board
  • Research benefits/salary reports only available to BVU Members
  • NEW: Shop at the Goods Bank NEO! (Restrictions apply.)

CONNECT to Volunteers

BVU thoughtfully connects your needs with the passion and skills of volunteers, fostering rewarding partnerships that make a difference for your organization and our community. 

BVU MEMBER ONLY BENEFIT: Unlock access to a unique level of skills-based volunteers via Fellows and Operational Projects 

RECRUIT BOARD MEMBERS

Board CONNECT: BVU’s board matching program helps you recruit qualified and trained business professionals to serve on boards and committees.

Summer of Service with Deloitte.

HOW TO CONNECT

All Northeast Ohio nonprofits are eligible to receive board member referrals.

Let us know your board needs or your interest in attending Linking New Leaders, our young professional/nonprofit networking event.

ENLIST SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERS

Skill CONNECT: BVU’s pro bono program allows your nonprofit access to experts from HR, tech, finance, marketing, law, and much more.

Volunteer Team Projects

HOW TO CONNECT

Attend an Ask the Expert Session for 1:1 guidance with a subject matter expert.

Request an Operational Project (up to 20 hours) or a Fellow (over 20 hours) from BVU’s cohort of experienced skills-based volunteers (Member Benefit)

FIND DIRECT SERVICE VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer CONNECT: BVU’s hands-on volunteering programs make it easy to recruit teams of business volunteers or individuals.

Pro Bono Consulting

HOW TO CONNECT

Request a team of volunteers to engage in a done-in-a-day project at your nonprofit.

Post unlimited volunteer opportunities on BVU’s Volunteer Center, a public database for referral of individuals and teams.

EDUCATE Your Leaders

BVU offers seminars and events packed with useful and practical knowledge, focusing on nonprofit governance, board roles, public policy, corporate community engagement, business volunteerism, and much more. We are also proud to showcase multiple partner events each year.

BVU MEMBER ONLY BENEFIT: Receive free or discounted tickets to seminars and events.

    Our Nonprofit Seminar Series is designed to build nonprofit capacity through expert-led sessions on cybersecurity, storytelling, technology, and much more.

    Member discount.

    BVU’s flagship training, Role of the Board, provides a clear understanding of the role and expectations of nonprofit board members.

    Members receive 2 FREE seats/year, discount for additional seats.

    Community Connections is a series of virtual webinars on critical community issues helping you understand our community.

    Member Exclusive.

    The Civic Leadership Summit is our annual half-day conference bringing business and nonprofit leaders together to learn and network. 

    Member discount.

    Our Nonprofit Leadership Advancement Program is a five-part development series for nonprofit leaders organized with Ratliff & Taylor. 

    Member discount.

    CONSULT with BVU

    BVU helps move your organization forward with a variety of nonprofit consulting services, working behind the scenes in ways big and small. Our nonprofit management consulting is designed and delivered to meet each organization’s unique needs.

    BVU MEMBER ONLY BENEFIT: Receive our highly-acclaimed consulting services (Additional fees apply.)

    BOARD GOVERNANCE

    SUCCESSION PLANNING & EXECUTIVE TRANSITIONS

    STRATEGIC PLANNING

    STRATEGIC ALLIANCES & MERGER FEASIBILITY

    CUSTOM BOARD TRAINING

    ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENTS

    Resources

    BVU’s array of nonprofit resources helps you find career information, employee engagement tips, exclusive research, leadership development ideas, and much more.

    BVU MEMBER ONLY BENEFITS: Promote your nonprofit in our directory, list open positions on our Job Board, and access exclusive benefits/salary reports in our office. 

    MEMBER DIRECTORY

    BVU MEMBER ONLY BENEFIT: Promote your nonprofit in our directory.

    ONLINE JOB BOARD

    BVU MEMBER ONLY BENEFIT: List open positions on our online Job Board.

    EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH

    BVU MEMBER ONLY BENEFIT: Access benefits/salary reports.

    NONPROFIT PULSE

    Real-time survey results from 500 local nonprofit leaders, posted on social.

    NONPROFIT NEWS

    Monthly newsletter on sector trends, upcoming events, and more.

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    Goods Bank NEO & BVU Partnership

    As a BVU member, you are eligible for special shopping days at Goods Bank NEO!

    Attend a BVU member-exclusive shopping event, or go shopping on your own within one month of your membership payment date.

    BVU Membership is available to 501(c)(3) organizations, municipal, county, state, and/or federal agencies, certain 501(c)(6) organizations (e.g. Chambers of Commerce) that are compliant with federal policies and regulations, operate out of a non-residential office, and employ the equivalent of one full-time paid staff member.

    Membership Fees are based on organization size and budget.

    Nonprofit Budget Size Annual Membership Fees
    $200K or less $200
    Between $200K and $600K $400
    Between $600K and $800K $600
    Between $800K and $1M $800
    Between $1M and $1.5M $1,000
    Between $1.5M and $5M $1,200
    Between $5M and $10M $1,400
    Between $10M and $20M $1,700
    Greater than $20M $2,000