As a Massachusetts native who spent the last two decades in California, Montana, Colorado, Oregon, and Ohio (and 25 countries traveled in between!), David has been a leader of dynamic organizations dedicated to personal and social transformation. His diverse experience has spanned retreat and spiritual centers, online social platforms, and various educational settings. Within each organization, heI has generated new strategies and partnerships that have led to exponential growth and impact. He thrives in shepherding the big picture for organizations by connecting long-term goals to everyday tasks. He has come to respectfully refer to his character as an organizational midwife, nurturing the birth of deeply held visions into reality. Currently, David is the Executive Director of Ecochallenge.org based in Portland, OR.


David also has his own digital consulting 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 digital expert 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.

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NPO Management

Multi-Year Strategic Planning
Financial Mgmt./Budgeting
HR Management
Board Relations
Grants/Capital Campaigns
Event Management
Group Facilitation
Program Dev./Evaluation


Accounting (Quickbooks)
Project/Task Mgt. (Asana)
Database (Salesforce)
Web / Graphic Design
Email/Social Marketing
Teamwork (Google Apps, Slack)


Culturally Responsive
Nonviolent Communicator
Life-Long Learner
Mindfulness/Yoga Facilitator
Balanced Masculine/Feminine

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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David's Experience

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