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Northeast Ohio businesses come together for 'Summer of Service' event

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On Friday, July 14, 2017 nearly 400 business volunteers contributed over 1,100 hours to local nonprofits as part of BVU's (Business Volunteers Unlimited) 11th annual "Summer of Service" event.

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BVU Ohio Nonprofit Technology & Communications Summit Blog

Friday, October 21, 2016 focus on promoting and sharing experiences at Cleveland tech meetings, social media events, and some entrepreneur groups.

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence promote business volunteerism and foster excellence in nonprofit. "I think the work they do for the nonprofit sector in Cleveland and Akron is important to our community." Blog written by Stuart O. Smith, Jr.

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2016 Ohio Nonprofit Technology & Communications Summit Resources

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The materials and resources from the breakout sessions

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There is Life after Retirement in Northeast Ohio

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

When I learned about the Encore Fellows Program, I welcomed the opportunity to match my lifetime of experience with a nonprofit organization that was faced with a challenge. In the process I found what many in the nonprofit realm already know; working in an organization that is mission driven is both enormously gratifying and personally fulfilling.

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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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