Business Volunteers for the Arts® 2019-07-31T10:21:36-05:00

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:

  • Business Planning
  • Communications Planning (Marketing, Public Relations & Branding)
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Market Research
  • Retreat Facilitations
  • Strategic Planning

Service areas not currently offered: Fundraising, legal, graphic design, information technology, and board recruitment planning. Additional opportunities are, however, available. For more information, email Kenneth Franco at or call 312.372.1876 ext. 102.

Time commitment is dependent on the nature of the project with most projects lasting between 2-6 months. Clients and consultants agree on an anticipated completion date–as well as 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.