Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) is A&BC's longest-running service for Chicago-area arts organizations. The BVA service recruits and trains experienced business professionals as volunteers, and then matches them to serve pro bono on consulting projects for small-to-medium sized nonprofit arts organizations throughout the Chicago area. A&BC's BVA consultants are highly qualified professionals with a minimum of five years of managerial experience and a commitment to working closely with arts organizations on a project basis.
New BVA consultants are required to attend a 3-hour orientation before their first project to help translate their for-profit work to the nonprofit arts community.
Registration is now open for the Spring 2017 Orientation, taking place on April 28 from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M. in downtown Chicago. The deadline to submit applications is April 14th.
Once participants complete the BVA Orientation, they receive twice-monthly bulletins listing available projects. If interested, BVAs with complementary skills are placed on a specific project as part of a two-to-four member team. Projects typically require 15-20 hours of work per month and range from two to six months long. The actual time commitment depends on the nature of the project, but all parties agree on an anticipated outcome and completion date at an initial project launch meeting.
BVA project areas include business planning, communications, financial planning, HR, marketing and market research, operational analyses, retreat facilitations, strategic planning, and many more.
For more information, visit our website:http://www.artsbiz-chicago.org/business-volunteers-for-the-arts/