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 small teams with a host organization on a consultant basis, addressing an organizational challenge or strategic issue. To date, over 90 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.  All projects are assigned a committee liaison to serve as a resource to both hosts and team.

Project proposals for Leadership Premier (LP) will be due in July, 2019 and for Leadership Essentials. (LE) in October, 2019.  More information, including details regarding CIP Information Sessions, will be posted in the spring, 2019.  

What is the application process?

  • Applications are submitted online (applications will be available spring, 2019).
  • If you are unsure whether your project is better suited for Leadership Premier or Leadership Essentials, please submit it. The committee will review it and make a recommendation.


For further information, read our (2018-19) Frequently Asked Questions or contact Laurie Remer at [email protected] or call (410) 730-4474, extension 111.

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