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Dave Manning

Grow Meaningful LLC
Zero Grove Street
Plympton, MA 02367
Phone: 339-788-8097

Grow Meaningful LLC (


Imagine living 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!

•Grow & Sustain Your Impact•

Hi, I'm Dave Manning and I formed Grow Meaningful to help create that future.

I believe bringing ideas and people together is the best way to solve problems that matter and leave the world better than we found it.

I also believe collaborating for the greater good can help anyone bring meaning to daily life, feel happier, and be a part of stories worth telling.

​The way Grow Meaningful lives these core beliefs is by helping leaders of secular nonprofits like you develop better organizations (and collaborations) that are truly future-focused, meaning-centered, and community-minded.

•Bringing Ideas and People Together•

We combine the best OD practices of high impact nonprofits and social businesses with a unique networked approach to capacity building. This helps you pursue meaningful change, see new possibilities amid complex issues, and work through problems that have no clear solutions.

Most of the answers (and playbooks, economies of scale, staff FTE, etc.) you need are already out there. Grow Meaningful exists so you can benefit from and contribute to that pool of collective wisdom and resources, thereby growing and sustaining your impact (and the sector's).

​Please help us accelerate this process by downloading your free Quickstart Guide from, calling into a free group Quickstart Session, and joining the idea exchange on our free forum. We hope you'll also consider our transformative Consulting and Success Team experiences. Thank you!

Specialties: Organizational Planning/Development, Organizational Planning - Collaboration/Mergers, Organizational Planning - Mission & Vision Planning, Organizational Planning - Organizational Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation, Program Planning - Evaluation & Measurement, Program Planning - Program Development, Strategic/Business Plan Development


Entrepreneurs Forever
Roya Kousari - Director of Marketing and Communications
340 Mansfield Ave Suite 200
Pittsburgh , PA 15220

"Dave has an astute ability to coach clients through complicated situations by helping them to define existing strengths and to focus on opportunities to overcoming barriers to success." (-Roya K.)

I helped Entrepreneurs Forever capture the guiding principles of their organization in a compelling and concise way with new and updated key messaging.

About Entrepreneurs Forever: We're committed to dramatically improving the volume and success of entrepreneurs and small business owners in often overlooked, evolving, or underserved communities throughout the United States.

Community Diabetes Center
Shannon Blondell - Administrative Director
101 North Howard St.
Croswell , MI 48422

I helped Community Diabetes Center develop a strategy to bring in new members, improve their current membership program, increase engagement, and support their fundraising and community-building goals.

This involved starting back at the beginning with a theory of change, social business canvas (/lean canvas), stakeholder mapping, beneficiary mapping, problem tree, and good old fashioned brainstorming.

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