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!  To date, over 110 organizations have benefited from a Leadership CIP team!

  • Purpose: The Community Impact Project is an important component of both the Leadership Premier and Leadership Essentials (young professionals) programs. Program participants work together in small teams with a host organization on a consultant basis, addressing an organizational challenge or strategic issue.
  • Process: The host organization (nonprofit or government entity) identifies an issue or challenge it is facing. Class participants research and propose creative, sustainable solutions.
  • Payoff: This experience is designed to be a mutually beneficial experience. The host organization gets much-needed expertise and advice while the participants gain a better understanding of community needs and a deeper appreciation for community involvement.

CIP Application/Information – Leadership Howard County is now accepting proposals through September 212020, that are appropriate for Leadership Premier and/or Leadership Essentials:

Leadership Premier:

  • Designed for senior-level/experienced leaders
  • LP teams will have 6-8 people
  • LP teams will work on their projects December 2020 – May 2021
  • All projects are assigned a committee liaison to serve as a resource to both hosts and team

Leadership Essentials:

  • Designed for the emerging leader level professionals
  • LE teams will have 4-6 people
  • LE teams will work on their projects from mid-January 2021 – May 2021.
  • All projects are assigned a committee liaison to serve as a resource to both hosts and team

For more information or to register for the upcoming information sessions, please email 

Laurie Remer



FAQ – CIP 2021 LP.LE updated 

Click here for the application






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