Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Seminars & Events

Every year BVU presents over 40 seminars packed with useful and practical knowledge.  Our seminars focus on nonprofit governance and management topics, including board roles, board leadership, public policy, HR, finance, and marketing.  Additionally, BVU offers several events celebrating and promoting volunteerism

BVU is accepting credit cards for seminar registrations. We continually update our calendar of seminars.  We will refund the cost of your seminar if cancelled at least 48 hours prior to seminar.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Proposal Writing and Budgeting Basics

Learn about the fundamentals of proposals, budgeting and determining the correct request amount.

Akron-Summit County Public Library

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Friday, May 02, 2014

Effective Leadership of Nonprofit Boards

In today’s economic and social environment, nonprofits are facing daunting challenges, as well as unprecedented opportunities, to innovate and serve. The key to the board’s success in leading, shaping and supporting the organization is effective board leadership. An effective working relationship between the board and staff is absolutely essential. Join BVU for a small, hands-on workshop that will address the role of board leaders in guiding and shaping a board to advance the organization to achieve its full potential.

Penton Media Building Conference Center, Cleveland

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Friday, May 09, 2014

Board President Round Table, Cleveland

For Board Presidents of nonprofits to share and learn from peers in a collaborative environment.

Cornerstone of Hope

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Understanding Collaboration

Understanding your options for working collaboratively to achieve mission-critical impact is a must for today's nonprofit leaders.

Brecksville Branch Library - CCPL

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Ensuring Your Future through Fiscal Stewardship

As stewards of our nonprofit, we must use financial data and benchmarking to make strategic decisions beyond the calendar year. Learn from Y-USA's proven intellectual capital.

Brecksville Community Center

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Friday, June 06, 2014

The Role of the Board

In this highly acclaimed BVU seminar, speakers discuss the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members and consider challenges and opportunities facing nonprofits. This seminar includes presentations, a panel discussion, case study analysis, and discussion.

Tri-C Corporate College East

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Strategic Planning Implementation

Have your intentions come to life? We all need to make time to focus on strategy. If your plan collects dust rather than moving your organization forward of if you need assistance in implementing your strategic plan, this is the seminar for you.

Brecksville Community Center

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Time & Priority Management

Take control of managing your time & priorities. This seminar will help you learn to take control of your day & minimize distraction.

Brecksville Community Center

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