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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Business Volunteers Unlimited

Engage businesses. Strengthen nonprofits. Promote volunteerism.

three stars

86.70

1300 East 9th Street Suite 1805
Cleveland, OH 44114
tel: (216) 736-7711   Web Site
EIN: 34-1724581

Board Leadership
Michael A. Cogan
Chair

CEO
Brian Broadbent
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.70 three stars
  Financial 88.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a national model organization that strengthens nonprofits by involving thousands of volunteers from the community; engaging hundreds of business executives and professionals on nonprofit boards of directors; and providing leading-edge board and management consulting and training services for nonprofits. The Akron-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) and Cleveland-based Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) merged in September 2011, and have offices in both downtown Akron and Cleveland. The organization, led by Brian Broadbent, President & CEO, offers services to businesses and nonprofits throughout the region and provide one-stop shopping for volunteer referral, consulting and training.

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a national model organization that strengthens nonprofits by involving thousands of volunteers from the community; engaging hundreds of business executives and professionals on nonprofit boards of directors; and providing leading-edge board and management consulting and training services for nonprofits. The Akron-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) and Cleveland-based Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) merged in September 2011, and have offices in both downtown Akron and Cleveland. The organization, led by Brian Broadbent, President & CEO, offers services to businesses and nonprofits throughout the region and provide one-stop shopping for volunteer referral, consulting and training.

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Financial

three stars

88.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
91.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Business Volunteers Unlimited on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Business Volunteers Unlimited on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Business Volunteers Unlimited (OH) 86.70 three stars
Ohio City Incorporated (OH) 85.06 three stars
University City District (PA) 91.81 four stars
Fund for the City of New York (NY) 87.83 three stars
Slavic Village Development (OH) 89.99 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $958,043
   Federated Campaigns $53,566
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,011,609
   Program Service Revenue $1,018,786
Total Primary Revenue $2,030,395
   Other Revenue $66,548
TOTAL REVENUE $2,096,943
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,974,772
   Administrative Expenses $146,859
   Fundraising Expenses $56,639
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,178,270
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-81,327
   
Net Assets $1,793,751

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Assessment Meetings $845,458 42.8%
Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity $562,276 28.5%
Matching Volunteers with Opportunities $383,016 19.4%
Volunteer Center $184,022 9.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.70 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.06 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.05 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.13 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 34-1724581
Name in IRS Master File BUSINESS VOLUNTEERS UNLIMITED
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$230,189 10.56% Brian Broadbent President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Business Volunteers Unlimited (OH) 86.70 three stars
Together Colorado (CO) 88.22 three stars
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (KY) 96.63 four stars
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 90.65 four stars
West Valley Community Services (CA) 87.65 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Business Volunteers Unlimited
1300 East 9th Street
Suite 1805
Cleveland, OH 44114
tel: (216) 736-7711
fax: (216) 736-7710
EIN: 34-1724581

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Board Leadership

Michael A. Cogan
Chair

CEO

Brian Broadbent
President, CEO

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