Inspiring a brighter future for Cleveland

BVU changes lives in ways big and small. We connect passionate people with opportunities to serve. How will you make a difference?

"Giving back to our communities is important to FirstMerit and our employees. BVU is a great resource for making local connections and finding opportunities that make a difference."

David G. Goodall
Executive Vice President, Chief Commerical Banking
First Merit Corporation

BVU: More than one way to build a better community

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.

Learn how you can invest in our shared future and make a lasting change - in the lives of others and in your own life.

Nationally Recognized Board Matching Service

The Wall Street Journal noted that BVU's board matching program has become "part of the business strategy of many of Northeast Ohio's top companies." See how this customized process makes a better match and a bigger impact.

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Engage Professionals as Pro Bono Volunteers

Match your company's professional talent with nonprofit management and operational needs. This program allows professionals to provide tremendous value to nonprofits while giving back.

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Boost Morale With Team Projects

Nothing brings a work team together like a day working side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder helping others help themselves. See how you can rally to meet the challenge.

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Ohio Nonprofit Technology and Communications Summit

A think tank for nonprofit management, technology, fundraising and communications professionals.


KEYNOTE: Beth Kanter, Master Trainer, Author, and Blogger



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Join the community of Northeast Ohio businesses who know the value of BVU membership.

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Heart of the Matter

"We see immense value for all parties when our employees volunteer or join boards of nonprofit organizations."

Dick Pogue, Esq., Advisor,
Jones Day