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 120 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 is now open. To learn more, attend a (virtual) Information Session – scheduled dates and links to register are noted below:

Thursday, June 16, beginning at 8:30 am – register here

Wednesday, June 22, beginning at 4 pm – register here

Thursday, June 23, beginning at 3:30 pm – register here

The deadline to apply is July 14, 2022. Please contact Sasha Butler, Program Director, if you have any questions.


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