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. 


The Community Impact Project selection process is now closed for the 2021 programs.

Please check back in June 2021 for plans and timeline for the CIP process for the 2022 programs.

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