Public Engagement

  • Faculty


    Farra Trompeter is Vice President at Big Duck, a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help organizations reach supporters, build awareness, and raise money. Farra has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and communications for nonprofit organizations. Farra’s expertise focuses on helping nonprofits create multichannel campaigns and use social media to connect with donors, activists, and other members of their community. She also loves building people's skills and knowledge through coaching, workshops, webinars, and classes.
    Farra serves on the board of he Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and also co-organizes 501TechNYC—a monthly meetup for New York City's nonprofit tech crowd. Farra is a part-time faculty member at The New School for Public Engagement, where she teaches a class about online engagement strategy for nonprofits. She is also an adjunct associate professor of public service at New York University, where she teaches a class in strategic communications for nonprofit and public managers. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Education from American University and holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from The New School.
    Farra tweets about nonprofit communications and fundraising at @Farra -- join her in conversation there.

    Recent Publications:

    Click here to view Farra's presentations.
    Click here to view a video of Farra and Bonnie McEwan discussing personal branding in social media.