• 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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Spring into Learning with Lift360 Power Works...

posted on January 28th, 2015
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How can you craft stories to connect people with your message? What are the best ways to lead from strengths? And what tools do you need to strengthen

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Picture Portland on January 24!...

posted on January 16th, 2015
Portland Conversations

Choose Civility presents Picturing Portland. The Portland Public Library and Lift360 invite you to a free, facilitated discussion on how we picture the most civil

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Lift360 By the Numbers: Have You Heard?...

posted on January 15th, 2015
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As Lift360 highlights the growing success stories and testimonials of our impact on leaders, organizations and communities, here are some additional facts you may want to know. Please help

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Moving Maine Forward

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Lift Talks: Anne Eleanor Roosevelt Inspires a...


Anna (Anne) Eleanor Roosevelt, President and CEO of Goodwill of Northern New England, shares transformative moments in her life that led to her social activism

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Strengthening Communities: Lift360 Facilitate...

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SITUATION: Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission was in the final stages of a multi-year process to revise its comprehensive plan for guiding land use on

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