Business Volunteers for the Arts®

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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:

$3,800,000+

Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) connects skilled professionals with arts and cultural organizations in need of management assistance. We train you in nonprofit practice, empower you to lend your professional abilities, and match you with pro bono consulting projects.

Become a Volunteer

Are you ready to be of service? We welcome applications from candidates with at least five years of experience in a number of professional fields, including: accounting and finance; marketing, public relations, and communications; information technology, strategic and business planning; and human resources.

Volunteer applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact you to confirm receipt, and schedule an introductory interview, following application submission.

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Preparing for Success

Applicants are required to attend a program orientation prior to volunteer service. Orientations are offered four times a year and require a one-time participation fee of $100.

Upcoming Orientations

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time:
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:
TBA

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 7, 2019

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time:
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:
TBA

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Team Consulting

Applicants who successfully complete a program orientation are added to our corps of volunteers. Volunteers receive monthly communications indicating available opportunities, opt in to projects, and are then matched with organizations as part of a 2-5 member team.

Projects usually require 15-20 hours of service per month and 2-6 months of availability. The actual commitment depends on the nature of the project; consultants and clients agree on an anticipated completion date and outcome prior to the project start.

BVA Portal

Our consultants receive access to the BVA Portal, an online library for nonprofit management resources, articles, and project samples. Please note: This information is confidential and should not be shared with others outside the program.

BVA Portal
Questions?

For more information on BVA, email Kenneth Franco at kfranco@artsbiz-chicago.org or call 312.372.1876 ext. 102.