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 140 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 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 (non-profit 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.

The CIP process for Leadership Premier 2024 is open! Applications are due July 5, 2023.

CIP Information Sheet


Virtual Information Sessions are planned for the following dates (click on the individual date to register):

June 8 from 12 to 1 pm

June 14 from 5 to 6 pm

June 22 from 9 to 10 am

June 27 “CIP Office Hours” – 4 pm

Please contact Tim Payne, President & CEO, with any questions.

Community Ecology Institute