Champion Sponsors

Champion Sponsors
  • Introducing Lift360

    The Institute for Civic Leadership + Common Good Ventures merged as Lift360 to strengthen Northern New England communities by improving effectiveness of leaders and organizations. Lift360 now provides comprehensive services and programs to build nonprofit capacity; develop business, municipal and nonprofit leaders; facilitate collaborations; and convene multi-sector conversations. More »

  • Consulting Services

    Lift360 primarily builds capacity for a host of nonprofit organizations like 3S Artspace and The Nature Conservancy. Our pro bono Springboard connects a nonprofit with a multi-sector volunteer panel to brainstorm a challenge the nonprofit faces. We address every organizational need and complexity, including board development, business and strategic planning, and operational review. More »

  • Leadership Development

    Lift360’s programs enhance the capacity of leaders to succeed. The Leadership Intensive teaches individual and collaborative skills; Emerging Leaders prepares and matches young leaders for nonprofit board roles; Board Connect trains seasoned professionals for board service; we co-deliver the Health Leadership Development Program with the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership; and we develop onsite leadership teams for private and public organizations. More »

  • Community Events

    Lift360’s Leadership in Action Breakfasts bring inspiring national and regional speakers together with area leaders in a friendly networking forum. Our Regional Conference highlights innovative thought leaders who explore collaborative solutions to community and global issues. In partnership with other organizations, we design and facilitate topical public forums that engage civic discourse. More »

  • Workshops and Seminars

    Led by expert facilitators, Lift360 workshops and learning opportunities provide participants relevant tools and creative stimulus to investigate positive paths for transformational change. In addition to new offerings being developed, popular seminars have included Leading Change with Courage and Intention, and Tough Talks Teach: From Difficult Conversations to Positive Results. More »

Latest Updates

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A “Contagious Piggy-Backing of Ideas”: Vo...

posted on October 13th, 2016

Our first article on Springboard discussed the creation and history of the now 15-year-old program, while the second article shared the experiences of four recent

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Stories from the “Peanut Gallery”: How Sp...

posted on October 5th, 2016

In the first article in our series on Springboard, we talked about the creation and history of the Springboard program, now celebrating its 15th year. We learned

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Dick Sawyer, Theta Class (2000), Photography ...

posted on October 5th, 2016

Now entering its 24th year, the Lift360 ICL Leadership Intensive recently began training its newest class. This year’s Omega Class will meet a total of

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Happy 15th Birthday, Springboard!...

posted on September 23rd, 2016

You may have read or heard about Lift360’s Springboard program. You’ll likely hear a lot more about it as we celebrate its 15th birthday this

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Meet Lift360’s Skilled Volunteer, Eric Mobe...

posted on September 12th, 2016

A Bit of Background: A native of Westbrook, Maine, Eric is a graduate of the Media Studies program at the University of Southern Maine. He

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Mary Ellms, Lift360 Reporter, Describes the R...

posted on August 10th, 2016

It’s a common problem among nonprofits: limited staff are unable to meet all of the organization’s needs, but lack of funding prevents hiring more staff

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