GIVE is a nine month fellowship offered through Business Volunteers Maryland that prepares rising leaders in Baltimore for civic engagement and community leadership. Join over 280 civic-minded professionals who are making a positive impact on the community.
Nominate a rising leader for GIVE today! Fill out our nomination form here.
- To introduce young professionals to Baltimore area nonprofits and community needs.
- To develop new skills and create strong civic leaders.
- To build a personal and professional network.
- To engage young professionals in volunteerism.
- To create ambassadors of civic leadership, volunteerism, and business involvement.
Are rising leaders, motivated and passionate about making a difference in their community and career. Our diverse cohort of fellows shares a desire for personal and professional growth and a powerful vision for Baltimore’s future.
- Are professionals typically ages 25-40
- Are ready to take their community engagement to the next level.
- Are diverse in gender, ethnicity, education, profession, & experience.
- Are focused on building their personal and professional network in Baltimore.
- Have 5-10 hours a month to devote to the program.
Learn more about GIVE today!
Applications open October 1, 2017. To receive more information or to receive notification when applications open, click here.
Join us for a GIVE recruitment happy hour to learn more about the program and talk to current classmates and alumni! To RSVP for these events, click here.
- Thursday, September 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Diamondback Brewing Company
- Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Baltimore Community Toolbank
Join us for an informal call to learn more about the GIVE fellowship program. Program staff and alum will be available to share information and answer any questions you have.
September 14, 12:00-12:30. RSVP here.
October 12, 12:00-12:30. RSVP here.
October 18, 12:00-12:30. RSVP here.
For questions about GIVE, please contact Alissa Ganser at email@example.com.
GIVE Program Components
GIVE Classmates attend monthly workshops that incorporate either skill development or community learning. Workshops provide classmates with knowledge and experiences to become more deeply engaged in the community.
Leadership Action Projects
GIVE Leadership Action Projects are designed to challenge classmates to combine their leadership skills with their passion for volunteering to make a difference in their community. Through skilled volunteering, classmates partner with nonprofits to address various community issues that the organizations are already working on. This experience also heightens classmates’ awareness of community needs and provides exposure to the nonprofit sector to understand how these organization operate.
There are a variety of networking events that GIVE hosts each month including coffee talks with community and business leaders, happy hours, lunch gatherings, and volunteer experiences. Some events are for the current class to get to know one another on a more personal level, however, many events are open to all GIVE alumni to facilitate deeper connections among the GIVE network.
Jim Brinkley Scholarship
Business Volunteers Maryland is committed to ensuring that cost is not a barrier to participation in GIVE. We have a limited number of Jim Brinkley scholarships available. Learn more here!
If you are interested in contributing or have questions about the Jim Brinkley Scholarship Fund, please contact Alissa Ganser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-366-6030 x203.
Meet the 2017 GIVE Fellows
Click here to see a roster of our current GIVE fellows.
GIVE Advisory Committee
The GIVE Advisory Committee is comprised of outstanding GIVE alumni who support the Business Volunteers’ GIVE Program by engaging the current class and alumni, providing suggestions to improve the GIVE program in the future, and recruiting future classes. Click here to see a list of our GIVE Advisory Committee members.