21NTC Session

Day 2 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


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.

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.

Henri Makembe

Chief Executive Officer

Do Big Things

Henri Makembe is the Chief Executive Officer of Do Big Things. A seasoned public affairs professional and campaign strategist, Henri understands how to bridge strategic thinking with tactical planning to produce successful solutions. As a former partner at Beekeeper Group and LPS Campaigns, Henri has used his expertise to help a wide array of clients with their online communications strategies, focusing on websites, social media, and mobile technology. Prior to his role at Do Big Things, Henri also served adjunct professor at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.

As a first generation immigrant, Henri is passionate and personally invested in economic, social and racial justice. His drive to break down socio-economic barriers inspired him to become an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in DC, where he fought for a safe and inclusive family shelter in his neighborhood. A major proponent of digital advocacy and diversity in the digital space, Henri was named a’ “2013 Person To Watch” by PR News and has been featured in CNN and Campaigns and Elections.

Henri graduated from University of Maryland College Park and obtained his MBA from University of Maryland University College. When he is not in front of a computer, Henri loves playing soccer and is an avid Manchester United and Terps fan.

Joe Moran

Vice President of Strategy & Planning

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

For nearly two decades, Joe Moran has worked at the intersection of people, process, and technology to build capacity within nonprofit organizations. As Vice President of Strategy & Planning at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Joe leads a team of planners, business analysts, and project managers that are responsible for defining, resourcing, and managing a portfolio of programs and projects that meet the Foundation’s strategic goals.

Prior to joining the Foundation, he was Chief Innovation Officer at True Colors United, where he oversaw creative services, digital strategies, human resources, and project management. Joe also spent eight years building the communications and technology department at Quality Services for the Autism Community. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). “

Sarah Boison

Director of Digital Communications

The Climate Reality Project

Sarah Boison is the Director of Digital Communications at The Climate Reality Project. Sarah previously served as the Digital Director for Communities In Schools, where she oversaw a major website redesign project, the launch of their What We Are Made Of AR app, and various digital projects supporting over 120 affiliates and 1.6 million students. Sarah has over a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector and has worked at other organizations such as Independent Sector, Points of Light, and America’s Promise Alliance. Sarah also managed other digital projects such as day-of social media for the Women’s March in 2017, social media for the United State of Women summit in 2018, online engagement for Justice Roundtable’s Vote for Justice event, and Eighteenx18’s We Vote Next Summit. In her free time, Sarah supports local campaigns in Washington, DC, serving as a digital strategist for DC Councilmember Robert White in 2014 and 2016, and a digital strategist for DC State Board of Education Ward 7 member Eboni-Rose Thompson in 2020. She also teaches digital courses for NTEN, an organization that helps nonprofits fulfill their missions through the skillful and racially equitable use of technology. Sarah is a graduate of American University and Georgetown University, and she lives in Bowie, Maryland with her family.

Teresa Wang

Digital Communications and Marketing Strategist

Ocean & Mountain

Teresa Wang is a digital communications and marketing strategist for Ocean & Mountain. Teresa builds websites, manages social media, executes email marketing, builds paid digital advertising campaigns, and creates and executes fundraising campaigns for a variety of nonprofit and small business clients including KIWA, Wage Justice Center, and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. She specializes in nonprofits with progressive missions and messaging. Teresa co-founded Roots of Equality in the wake of Prop 8 and collaborated with other grassroots groups to organize actions, including protests, trainings, and an exhibit and book about queer Los Angeles. Teresa worked at the Western Justice Center as the Digital Strategy Director managing the digital program execution and communication channels, and led successful fundraising campaigns and the annual gala.



March 24, 2021


8:00am – 8:30am