Strengthening Business Engagement
BVU engages businesses and employers to help address and solve critical community issues that affect the lives of so many. Our powerful platform enables businesses to pursue purpose-driven community engagement, volunteerism and nonprofit board participation, effortlessly, effectively. We help businesses and individuals make a real difference in Northeast Ohio. This leads to greater employee engagement, productivity and retention for business success.

Strengthening Nonprofit Impact
BVU fortifies nonprofits by involving thousands of volunteers from the community, engaging hundreds of business professionals on nonprofit boards, and providing leading-edge board and management consulting and training services. We thoughtfully connect business leaders and nonprofits to foster productive and rewarding leadership and volunteer activities.

Strengthening leadership; strengthening leaders
By engaging businesses, BVU strengthens the leadership and capacity of hundreds of nonprofits in NEO. Business leaders recognize that strategic community involvement builds powerful and enduring relationships in the community, while enhancing teamwork and the leadership skills among their personnel. Stronger business and nonprofit leadership, in turn, brings stronger outcomes for the betterment of the community.

Strengthening our community
The purpose of BVU is to build a strong and vibrant Northeast Ohio community. At our core, we link the diverse knowledge and experiences of business leaders with the needs and opportunities of nonprofits. BVU is the nexus for mutually beneficial success that enriches our community.