ICL + CGV have merged to become Lift360, a dynamic organization that aims to strengthen Northern New England communities by strengthening effectiveness of organizations and leaders. Lift360 offers comprehensive services and programs that will build nonprofit capacity; develop business, municipal and nonprofit leaders; facilitate collaborations; and convene cross-sector conversations. More »

  • Lift360: Connecting Leaders to Community Action

    "Now we have many leaders who are going to be able to bring people together and create good solutions and give the community a sense of hope for what their future will be."-Janice Cohen More »

  • Lift360 Leadership Intensive

    This 8-month, 14-day experience-based, skill development curriculum is for individuals, as well as senior and mid-management professionals of Maine’s public, private and nonprofit organizations. The Intensive teaches collaborative leadership and problem solving techniques. Now in its 22nd year, the Intensive has graduated over 700 leaders and is widely touted by alumni as the best leadership training in Maine. More »

  • Lift360 Consulting Services

    We help organizations move forward using inclusive and thoughtful processes. Our highly-skilled, neutral facilitators and consultants are experienced solving complex communication and leadership challenges of Maine municipalities, for-profit and nonprofit organizations. More »

  • Lift360 Emerging Leaders Program

    Lift360 is working to reverse national statistics that suggest only 6% of board members are under 40 with an innovative program that prepares and launches Maine’s young emerging leaders to successful nonprofit leadership roles through leadership training, mentoring, matching and transitioning. More »

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Get Early Discount for 10/3/14 Conference!...

posted on August 26th, 2014

Don’t miss Together: Leading Positive Change presented by Lift360 (ICL + CGV) October 3, 2014, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Portland, Maine’s Abromson Community Education

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posted on August 9th, 2014
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We are very excited to be making our “mark” with our new logo – and soon — our new look for our website! We welcome your feedback, and

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Check Out Our New Name!...

posted on July 18th, 2014
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We are Lift360. Strengthening Leaders, Nonprofits and Communities.  The Institute for Civic Leadership and Common Good Ventures have merged as a stronger, new organization to

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Moving Maine Forward

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Southern Maine’s growing ethnic diversity represents is an important population. Yet many barriers prevent new Mainers from becoming fullly contributing participants in our communities. Five ICL Leadership Intensive Alumni –Tae Chong, Dolly Hersom, Margie MacDonald, John Shoos and Grace Valenzuela– got together to consider how they could make a positive response to our region’s changing demographics.

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The Nature Conservancy...

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Collaborating for the Environment In their combined experience with the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, ICL Leadership Intensive alumni Bruce Kidman as Director of

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