Day 3 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 Type30 minute session
Sr. Public Affairs and Communications Advisor
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.
Chief Growth Officer
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.
Hannah (she/her) is a Senior Strategist at Big Duck. She loves being a partner to nonprofits as they navigate exciting changes and opportunities, drawing on her curiosity, collaborative spirit, and years of experience in the marketing game to generate strong outcomes. She brings principles of inclusion and equity explicitly into her work.
Her expertise lies in building transformative brands for organizations and campaigns. Some partners she’s proud to have recently worked with include the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Apollo Theater, Project for Public Spaces, the Public Theater, the Intrepid Museum, Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Upturn, and GRID Alternatives. In addition, she has recently led internal projects at Big Duck including the development of its first DEI and antiracist plan and research into the racism embedded in fundraising communications “best practices.”
Center for Constitutional Rights
Ken Montenegro is the Technology Director at the historic Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City.
Prior to his work at the CCR, Ken has been the lead technologist at Advancing Justice Los Angeles, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles, and Maternal and Child Health Access. He is also a co-founder of the Radical Connections Network (of movement technologists), and of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. Ken has been fortunate enough to be a past board member of the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, NTEN, and past Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild. He has also been a Roadmap affiliated consultant.
Ken enjoys critical approaches and interrogations of systems…and digs music, books, food, and spaces that encourage reflection. He dreams of no more cops and borders.
Director of Marketing & Storytelling
Girls for Gender Equity
Morgan Fletcher (pronouns: she/her) is a strategic communicator who has led narrative-shifting work to advance gender and racial justice by centering Black girls and gender-expansive youth of color in the United States. Her work includes leading the communications strategy for A National Agenda for Black Girls, a national campaign centering the needs of Black girls in the 2020 presidential election and beyond, building and operationalizing communications teams from the ground up, and creating more equitable workplace culture.
Director, Electric Vehicles
Terea Macomber is GRID’s first Electric Vehicle Director as part of the new Clean Mobility team. She has her MBA from Mills College, and is an alum of Coro Northern California’s Fellowship in Public Affairs. She is committed to creating sustainable energy futures that challenge the current norms of our built environment. Terea has a passion for history and data, which she uses to further embed her work in equity and justice.