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 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.

CIP Application/Information – The CIP process for 2021-22 has opened for the Leadership Premier program. Information Sessions are scheduled for the following dates: Wednesday, June 16, 4:00 pm (virtual), and Thursday, June 17, 8:30 am (in-person/Loyola University of Maryland – Columbia Campus), and Monday, June 28, 3:30 pm (virtual). The FAQ sheet below may provide additional clarification. Email Laurie Remer with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions


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