Farra Trompeter

Plenary Speaker: Courageous or Cautious? Establishing Your Nonprofit’s Brand Personality 


Farra Trompeter, Partner and Chief Growth Officer at Big Duck, directs the firm’s marketing and business development efforts, seeking to build relationships with nonprofits who want to use communications to achieve their mission. Farra has led dozens of organizations through major brand overhauls, fundraising campaigns, and much more since joining Big Duck in 2007. She’s a frequent speaker around the country, training nonprofit staff and board members on branding, communications planning, and engaging donors at all giving levels.

Farra is an adjunct professor at New York University, where she teaches a class about communications and branding for nonprofits. She previously served as a board member for NTEN, an organization working to create a world where nonprofits fulfill their missions through the skillful and racially equitable use of technology, and for the NYC Anti-Violence Project, an organization that mobilizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. She holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from The New School.