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’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 (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. 


Leadership Howard County is now accepting proposals through September 21, 2020 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 

2021 Community Impact Project Application