Community Impact Partners

After eleven successful years of showcasing local nonprofits and positively impacting our Northern Michigan community, Traverse Bay Region’s SwingShift and the Stars (SATS) will be supported by the newly created nonprofit organization, Community Impact Partners (CIP). The popular performance event series has partnered with 103 nonprofit organizations that have brought in over $3.5 million to better serve their communities. In order to ensure the continued success and growth of SATS, founder, Judy Harrison has established this new registered 501(c)(3).

Community Impact Partners is committed to delivering innovative, exceptional experiences that touch lives through awareness and fund-building over $3.5 million! Our mission is: Innovative Opportunities…Impacting Lives! 

At Community Impact Partners, we are:

We deliver events that create a positive impact—plain and simple. It is the basis of all we do and our fuel for looking ahead.

With over 20 years of experience, we’ve seen it all and know what works and what doesn’t. With two decades behind us, we continue to grow and adapt to meet the needs of a changing audience. And we’re not about to stop.

We’ve taken the typical idea of charity fundraising and thrown it out the window. Instead, we’ve developed a model for successful fund-building that benefits many non-profits at once. It’s a win/win…win…win…win… win scenario.

If you ask anyone who we’ve worked with, they’ll always say the same thing—we’re FUN. We love what we do, we love to help people, and we have a great time doing it. We are high impact with high energy—with or without the iced mocha!

There’s no doubt we do our best work as a team. We pride ourselves on working seamlessly with area charities, participants and partners to bring audiences the best possible experience.