Community Impact Projects


Does your non-profit organization have a project or issue that it doesn’t have the time, expertise or staff to research or address?

Leadership’s Community Impact Projects (CIP) may be the answer! 

 An important component of both the Leadership Premier and Essentials programs is the community impact project. Program participants work together in teams with a host organization on a consultant basis, addressing an organizational challenge or strategic issue. To date, over 70 organizations have benefited from a Leadership CIP team!

A Community Impact Project (CIP) is identified by a host organization – typically a nonprofit organization or government entity. The host organization identifies an issue or challenge it is facing. Class participants research and propose creative, sustainable solutions. This experience is designed to be a beneficial experience not only for the organization but for our participants as well, helping them gain a better understanding of community needs and a deeper appreciation for community involvement.

We are now accepting proposals for projects that are appropriate for the Leadership Premier. These projects are designed for experienced leaders in the Premier class who typically hold senior positions in their organizations. These teams of 6-8 people need only general guidance and direction. These projects are achievable in eight months. All projects are assigned a committee liaison to serve as a resource to both hosts and team.

CIP 2018 Application – Due July 10, 2017

For further information, read our CIP Frequently Asked Questions or contact Laurie Remer at [email protected]

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