As a Massachusetts native who spent the last two decades in California, Montana, Colorado, and Oregon (and 25 countries traveled in between!), David has worn many hats leading transformation-centered nonprofits – executive director, director of operations, director of community engagement, project manager, and volunteer/event manager – focusing on critical issues relating to the environment, spirituality, and leadership. Within each organization, he has uncovered new systems and partnerships that improved efficiency and collaboration to support new growth and greater impact. He thrives in carrying the big picture for organizations and translating long-term goals to clear roles and responsibilities for a team. Currently, David is the Executive Director of Northwest Earth Institute in Portland, OR.
David also has his own web business working with mission and community-centered businesses and nonprofits. His passion is to help organizations use the power of innovative technology to communicate their values, services, and impact in an authentic, engaging way. David brings his unique experience as a web designer and nonprofit leader to fulfill these critical needs of social benefit organizations.
In a previous career, David worked as an Underwriting Analyst for commercial earthquake and flood insurance. David has a B.S. in Mathematics and Minor in Economics from Stonehill College in Easton, MA and a Masters in Environmental Leadership at Naropa University in Boulder, CO – an interdisciplinary, contemplative-based program that explores social and ecological innovations at individual, community, and global levels. Part of his research during the program looked at sustaining authentic and resilient nonprofits (see sample publication).
When he’s not in the office, David loves being outside and experiencing the fullness of every season with his wife, daughter, and Dilly, an English creme golden retriever.
David can be reached at connect [at] davidemacek [dot] com.see David's resume
Multi-Year Strategic Planning
File Storage (Dropbox)
Project/Task Mgt. (Asana)
Web Design (WordPress)
Graphic Design (Adobe Suite)
Google Apps for Nonprofits
two fun facts
He’s never drank a cup of coffee.
He was born in the town of Webster, MA, founded by Samuel Slater and home to the one of the longest place names in the world –Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.
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BUILDING LEARNING COMMUNITIES
FOR NONPROFITS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES
A website is an important tool to present yourself to the modern world. For mission and community-centered businesses, it is essential to communicate your values, services, and impact in an authentic, engaging way. David brings his unique experience as a web designer and nonprofit leader to fulfill these critical needs of social benefit organizations.Take a Look at His Work