Board broker – Linking business, nonprofits

Businesses looking for greater community involvement and nonprofits seeking qualified leadership for their boards have found a resource in Business Volunteers Unlimited, a business-supported nonprofit in Cleveland.

The group has helped place 550 executives on the boards of more than 200 Cleveland area nonprofits.

Each board candidate is nominated by his or her business employer, interviewed by Business Volunteers Unlimited and referred to board opportunities, which match the candidate’s interest and expertise with a nonprofit’s needs.

“By involving our most talented executives and professionals in the BVU program, we foster leadership development as well as community development,” said Yank Heisler president of Key Capital Partners, one of the firms supporting the venture. “This benefits the individual, the company and the community,”

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