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Episode Info: On today's episode we talk with Farra Trompeter, the VP of Big Duck ( During our conversation, we talk about how a year-round communications strategy can improve your fundraising at year-end and practically how do you go about crafting a plan that fits your organization’s goals. SHOW NOTES: *Rally & Engage Interview w/ Farra on Brandraising - *Mapping Your Donor Communications Plan - *[Video] Brand Architecture: Rethinking How You Connect the Dots Between Your Nonprofit’s Brand and Programs - *Free Fundraising Planning Guide, Calendar Template, & Goals Worksheet ~ Farra has led dozens of organizations through major brand overhauls, multichannel campaigns, and much more since joining Big Duck in 2007. She’s a frequent speaker around the country, training nonprofiteers on branding and marketing, online fundraising, and donor engagement. Farra was born an activist on Long Island, organizing to end hunger, prevent drunk driving, and right other wrongs. She studied psychology at American University where she started and led a public health awareness organization called Students for Healthy Decisions. During the nine years she lived in DC, Farra worked on fundraising and social marketing for the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2001, Farra moved to San Francisco and dove into the wonderful world of online fundraising with Donordigital. In 2004, she came home to New York to get her Master of Science in Nonprofit Management at The New School and soon joined the team at Douglas Gould and Company to lead online engagement projects. Farra serves as Board Chair for Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), an organization that believes technology can revolutionize social change. She is also a part-time faculty member at The New School for Public Engagement and New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she teaches classes about online engagement and strategic communications for nonprofits. Find more episodes on iTunes ( or our website ( Looking for more nonprofit insights? Visit our blog ( and see our collection of 400+ posts sharing all things fundraising and marketing. Easily create a powerful fundraising campaign in minutes. Try CauseVox for free! ~
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