Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Service
Farra Trompeter is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a part-time faculty member at The New School for Public Engagement, where she teaches a class about Online Engagement for Non-profits. She also serves as Vice President at Big Duck, a communications firm that works exclusively with non-profit organizations to help reach supporters, build awareness, and fundraise.
Trompeter co-organizes 501TechNYC, a monthly meet-up for New York City's non-profit tech crowd and local members of the Non-profit Technology Network (NTEN), and is an active volunteer on the Communications Committee for the New York City Anti-Violence Project since 2004. 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.
Strategic Communications for Nonprofit and Public Managers
Generating public support through effective communications is as essential to the success of nonprofit and public organizations as it is to for-profit organizations. And since many nonprofits have limited staff and financial resources available for communications activities, it is even more important that these resources be deployed as strategically as possible. Concepts and skills developed in this course will help students approach communications in a way that builds commitment to their organization’s mission, strategic initiatives and fundraising activities. Students will gain familiarity with a variety of communications techniques and vehicles, and complete a basic communications plan for an organization they are familiar with.