21NTC Session

Day 1 Coffee Chat


Warm up for a day of sessions and connections by enjoying your coffee or a snack as a community. No slides, no presentation, nothing formal. This daily session will include community members sharing their excitement for 21NTC, talking about tips and ideas they picked up in breakout sessions, and more. Just as you may have eavesdropped on conversations with table mates in-person, this is a chance to listen in on what others are thinking about and learning at the conference without any expectation that you turn your own video on. Bridget Jackson and Farra Trompeter will host each day with a rotating line up of community member guests.

Session Type

30 minute session


Bridget Jackson

Sr. Public Affairs and Communications Advisor

NeighborWorks America

Bridget is a public relations and communications professional with two decades of corporate and agency experience. After transferring to a career in the nonprofit world several years ago, she now serves as a public affairs and communications advisor with NeighborWorks America. Bridget’s role provides communications and public affairs guidance for hundreds of NeighborWorks America’s nonprofit affordable housing and community development network members.

She is also the current Board Chair at NTEN. You can get to know more about Bridget on Instagram @bridget_jackson , where her interests include food, family, friends, fitness, and felines.

Farra Trompeter

Chief Growth Officer

Big Duck

Farra Trompeter is the Chief Growth Officer at Big Duck, a firm that develops the voices of determined nonprofits by developing strong brands, campaigns, and teams. Farra has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and communications for nonprofit organizations. Farra’s expertise focuses on helping nonprofits manage rebranding processes and develop compelling fundraising campaigns. She also loves building people’s skills and knowledge through coaching, workshops, webinars, and classes. Farra previously served as a member and former chair of NTEN’s board of directors and is a part-time faculty member at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she teaches a class about strategic communications for nonprofits. She holds an M.S. degree in nonprofit management from The New School. Farra tweets about nonprofit communications and fundraising at @Farra.

Jen Bokoff

Director of Development

Disability Rights Fund

Jen Bokoff is the Director of Development for the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. She is on the Management Team and cultivates partnerships with donors.

Jen has dedicated her career to elevating unheard voices, supporting community-centered solutions, and driving equity and effectiveness. Through frequent writing, public speaking, and facilitation, she enjoys naming tensions and connecting people to resources, ideas, and one another. Jen worked at Candid for seven years, where she developed partnerships, communications, resources, and insights to power the work of the philanthropic sector. There, she led research on participatory grantmaking that featured DRF’s work. Previously, Jen was a client advocate for a community-based organization and later a grantmaker at a private foundation focused on supporting healthy food systems and the arts. She was also a paralegal for the Internal Revenue Service, which taught her the power of active listening and offered unique insight into people’s lived experiences. Jen was identified by Onalytica in 2019 as a top 10 charity industry influencer and by Submittable in 2020 as a top 15 grantmaking-shaper.

A graduate of Tufts University, Jen studied community health and sociology. She serves on the Alumni Council’s executive and strategic planning committees, and also serves on an advisory committee for The Moth’s education programs. In her spare time, she is an amateur comedic improviser and bridge player.

Madeline Stanionis



Madeline Stanionis is a Partner at M+R, a communications, marketers, fundraising, advocacy firm that has worked exclusively with nonprofits fighting for a just and sustainable world. She has been raising money and organizing for 30 years, and is a frequent speaker and writer at fundraising, advocacy, and technology conferences and publications across the country. Madeline is the author of The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Thousands (If Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with E-mail, published by Emerson and Church.

Mwosi Swenson

President & CEO

Mal Warwick Donordigital

Mwosi Swenson is President & CEO of Mal Warwick Donordigital, a full service, integrated direct response fundraising firm that works with progressive nonprofit organizations and political causes across the country. She began her career in fundraising 26 years ago working directly with agency founder Mal Warwick, then later launching the firm’s digital division.

Mwosi has worked with some of the nation’s most respected environmental, advocacy, and political organizations. Her work in building long-lasting relationships with individual donors through effective integrated direct marketing has motivated hundreds of thousands of people to give millions of dollars to worthy causes nationally and around the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.



March 23, 2021


8:00am – 8:30am