Organizational Development

Let’s find a way to meet unmet needs!

“Meagen takes an idea and makes it a reality.” –Dr. Carmine Stewart, ASPIRE Consulting

As Chief Learning Officer of Mustard Seed Training, Meagen Farrell provides organizational development and systems analysis services for values-based organizations.

She brings 12 years of experience in the fields of non-profit management and educational technology. Her previous company, Farrell Ink, supported literacy collaborations and organizations from brainstorming through the first 1-3 years of project pilots and implementation. During this time, she worked with teams to bring $1.2 million to Northeast Ohio for adult literacy, with a 80% success rate for grants submitted.

Organizational development services can vary.

Typically they are divided into 3 stages:

  1. Brainstorming (needs analysis, partner recruitment, fiscal agent vetting).
  2. Securing funding (crowd-funding, grant-writing, donor cultivation).
  3. Implementation (staff training, technical documentation, program improvement).

Let’s meet your goals!

Mustard Seed Training services can diversify funding streams and increase organizational capacity.

17 AmeriCorps members on a staircase with trainers
Meagen with NEO Literacy Corps 2012:

“I am most proud of NEO Literacy Corps [now NEO Skills Corps]. As an AmeriCorps alum myself, I saw the Serve America Act in 2009 as an opportunity to expand literacy services in our region by creating an AmeriCorps program. The Literacy Cooperative agreed to become the fiscal agent and sponsor my grant writing time. We successfully recruited community partners, trained members, and even figured out convoluted federal budget formulas!”

“Meagen is dependable, consistently exceeds our expectations, and is an overall pleasure to work with.” –Andrea Sprockett, NEO Literacy Corps Program Director 2010-2013

Meagen Thinking
Thinking about a customer question

Grant writing is not sales! I will never take a portion of your grant funds as commission. And you have ultimate ownership of anything I create for you.

My goals are:

  1. To see your organization succeed,
  2. To provide timely and excellent work, and
  3. Develop our community together!


Call Meagen at 216.973.4977 or fill out the following form:

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