Business Volunteers for the Arts® 2019-06-04T13:14:56-05:00

Business Volunteers for the Arts®

Business Volunteers for the Arts delivered over 25,000 hours of pro bono consulting services between 2009 and 2018. The value of their contribution, in dollars and cents:


Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) recruits skilled professionals, trains them in nonprofit practice, and matches them with organizations in need of management assistance. Consultants are thoroughly vetted, highly-qualified individuals who have subject-matter expertise and a demonstrated commitment to the arts.

Are You Ready for a Project?

Consultants work in groups of 2-5 and lend their abilities in a variety of business-related project areas, including:

  • Board/Staff Retreat Facilitations
  • Board Roles/Responsibilities
  • Business Plans
  • Communication Plans
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Plans
  • Human Resources
  • Job Descriptions/Organizational Chart
  • Market Research
  • Marketing and Branding Plans
  • Operational Analyses
  • Strategic Plans

BVA project areas not currently offered: Fundraising, legal, graphic design, information technology, and board recruitment planning

Time commitment is dependent on the nature of the project. Most projects between 2-6 months. Clients and consultants agree on an anticipated completion date–and outcome–prior to the project start.

Apply For Assistance

We require that you be an active A&BC client before applying for a BVA project. (Become a client by completing a New Client Application!) Both New Client Applications and BVA Project Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Please note: Organizations must have proof of General Liability insurance coverage to participate in Business Volunteers for the Arts®.

Processing Fee
Your Annual Budget Retreat Facilitations Management Consulting
<$450,000 $300 $300
$450,000 – $850,000 $300 $500
>$850,000 $300 $700

For more information, email Kenneth Franco at or call 312.372.1876 ext. 102.