Community Impact Projects

Meeting Your Organizational Needs

Does your nonprofit organization have a project you would love to have completed but lack the time, expertise or available staff to do so?

Leadership Howard County/Leadership Essential’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 (emerging leaders) 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. 

Join us virtually for Community Impact Project Information Session on September 21, 2021 at 9:30 AM to learn more!   Check out the flyer for more details.


Follow the link below to apply to host a Community Impact Project:

Community Impact Project 2022 Application

Application deadline is October 11, 2021.

If you have any questions, or want more information, please contact Lori Fuchs at