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Nonprofit Organizational Development

Grow Meaningful helps secular nonprofits reach their potential as meaningful community-builders, workplaces, and brands, so that together we can aspire for a peaceful, equitable, humanist world.


Hi, I'm Dave Manning.

I started Grow Meaningful because I want to live in a world where most people wake up feeling inspired by meaningful work, connected with their communities, motivated to be better, and excited for what's ahead.

Think how far we'd get!

It's the Set of the Sails,
And Not the Gales,
That Tells the Way We Go

(- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1916)

As a nonprofit organizational development consultant, I help nonprofits get better at what they do.


I love helping nonprofit leaders:


reach their nonprofit's potential with purpose


see new possibilities amid complex issues



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work through problems that have no clear solutions


create more effective, adaptable, and resilient organizations


bring people and ideas together

grow meaningful communities, workplaces, and brands

Nonprofit Organization Development Consulting

Organization development (OD) is a purposeful, science-based effort to improve the capabilities, effectiveness, and culture of an organization (aka, "people, processes, and performance").

Grow Meaningful specializes in a future-focused, meaning-centered, community-minded approach that works incredibly well before, during, and after strategic planning (especially for those plans which are a little light on action planning, change management, and/or implementation support).

OD & Change Management

Be better.

Systems & Process Improvement

Work better.

Team Alignment & Culture Change

Feel better.

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