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Akron-area nonprofit boards are getting an infusion of youth

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A recent effort in Akron aimed at getting young professionals more involved with the boards of area nonprofits has found what it needs most to succeed: a surplus of smart, engaged, young people who are ready and willing to lead their community forward.

“We had to expand our very first class,” said Elizabeth Winter, regional vice president of BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, which supports nonprofits and promotes business volunteerism.

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BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence and ICF Cleveland Partner for International Coaching Week

Thursday, May 19, 2016

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence and the International Coaching Federation Cleveland Chapter are again partnering to provide free professional development coaching to nonprofit leaders in northeast Ohio. During International Coaching Week (May 16 – 22, 2016),

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Encore careers: A second act can be just as meaningful

Sunday, May 08, 2016

What was once three to five healthy years after retirement has become 15 or 20 years. That shift means a drastic change in how people plan for their retirement, both in terms of how to afford it and how to spend that time.

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All the world's a stage for those with talents

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Reporter Lydia Coutré shows us how valuable sharing talent can be and how it is on display in the encore movement taking root in Northeast Ohio, thanks to a grant from the Cleveland Foundation. Encore gives business people a chance to reimagine a second career in middle-age or after they retire. The beauty of these career shifts is that they benefit not only the individual, but our entire community. It’s a very big stage. And the second act may be the best.

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Volunteer four hours, receive free Cleveland Indians tickets

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Cleveland Indians are partnering with BVU for the sixth year of the Volunteer Challenge. Between April 11 and Aug. 31, Northeast Ohioans who log four hours online with BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a volunteering hub, can get two free tickets to select Indians games.

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Cleveland Indians, BVU team up for volunteer challenge, this year featuring #ServiceWithSlider

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Cleveland Indians and BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence again will partner on the Indians Volunteer Challenge, which will provide those who volunteer in the Northeast Ohio community with tickets to select Indians games.

In the six years the Indians and BVU have partnered on the challenge, nearly 35,000 volunteers have performed over 228,000 hours of service in Northeast Ohio; that amounts to the equivalent of $5.17 million worth of service to local nonprofits.

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The Cleveland Foundation

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Cleveland Foundation tonight honored the first two recipients of its Encore Cleveland Prize, established this year to recognize significant, innovative work that engages older adults in making social impact in Greater Cleveland.

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Getting the most out of doing good

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Integrating philanthropy into business can maximize impact — in and out of the office.
Corporate volunteerism can be a powerful tool in building an enduring relationship with a potential customer base. However, Northeast Ohio philanthropy experts and employers stress that any philanthropic strategy must be integrated into a company’s overall business plan to do the most good. That means simply cutting a check may not be the most effective way to either aid nonprofits or ensure a company’s financial future, noted Rachel Herman, Senior Director of Business Engagement at BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

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ADVISER: Everybody wins when a business is engaged

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BROADBENT Visionary business leaders adopt workplace cultures that emphasize care, appreciation, professional development, trust and empowerment for their people. These are vital elements for a high-powered workforce; they positively impact employee retention, innovation, customer service and customer satisfaction.

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New YP Leader Corps in Akron

Friday, August 07, 2015

Knight grant allows Akron-area young professionals to get training, matching for nonprofit board service.

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