Since 2007 the Bangor Region Leadership Institute has partnered with regional nonprofit organizations to facilitate an important aspect of the BRLI curriculum: the Nonprofit Partner Projects. Each year participants are tasked with working with a nonprofit organization to provide fresh insights and an innovative solution to address challenges in that organization and further its mission.
The Nonprofit Partnership is a critical component to the BRLI experience. It helps participants grow and put their leadership skills to use while making an impact on nonprofits that are integral to the community.
Past nonprofit partners have included: Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Phillips-Strickland House, The Challenger Center, The Hammond Street Senior Center, Bangor Area Junior Achievement, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Public Library, Ronald McDonald House of Bangor, the American Red Cross, Fields for Kids, and most recently Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse.
Various achievements that have been made thanks to BRLI are:
At the end of the year BRLI presents a plan to the nonprofit and its Board of Directors that outlines how to put the project into effect, allowing the nonprofit to utilize a step-by-step guide backed up by months of research.