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Farra Trompeter, Vice President, Big Duck

Farra has more than 15 years of experience in communications and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. She focuses on helping nonprofits use the internet (social media, websites, email, etc.) to increase visibility and connect with donors, activists, and other stakeholders.

Farra co-chairs the Communications Committee for the New York City Anti-Violence Project and is a part-time faculty member at Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy, where she teaches a class about Online Engagement for Nonprofits. She also holds an M.S. degree in nonprofit management from The New School.

Farra tweets about nonprofit fundraising and communications via @farra.

Cause Minded, Presenting Organization

Cause Minded brings together thought leaders in the philanthropic industry to offer expertise and opinion on top industry issues. We help you think beyond the fundamentals and toward practical tools you can use every day – whether you are a foundations manager, planned giving officer, cause marketer, event planner or global program director. Cause Minded offers ongoing, wide-ranging education and expertise for thriving philanthropic professionals - all online!


Howard Levy, Principal, Red Rooster Group

Throughout a 17-year career devoted to helping nonprofits improve their marketing, Howard has helped countless organizations launch new branding programs, gain visibility, increase membership, promote fundraising events and increase donations. His firm specializes in integrated campaigns that leverage the best of strategy, message and design through print and online media. His award-winning designs include branding programs, promotional campaigns for fundraising events and publications.

Alan Siege, CEO/Owner, Small Business Management Consulting

Alan Siege, CEO/Owner of Small Business Management Consulting, which focuses on small firms. SBMC helps companies increase profits by improving the way they tell their business story. He has been featured in NY Newsday, CrainsNewYork, American Express OPEN, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, and Good Housekeeping. He is an instructor for the NYC Department of Small Business Services Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a Kaufman Foundation Certified Facilitator for its FastTrac programs offered by NYC, as well as an adjunct Professor at the Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University.

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