Strong in-house communications teams support and advance development, programs, and government relations objectives. Great communicators cultivate a pipeline of donors, participants, members, advocates, and other key audiences by reaching them through owned, earned, and paid media. They invite people into your organization, ensuring they feel welcomed, connected, and encouraged to stay. They create systems and procedures to build sustainable momentum, train your team to communicate on-brand, and facilitate strong internal communications.

Big Duck develops strong in-house teams that support a nonprofit’s mission and growth. Through research and planning, we clarify your organization’s communications strategy, tools, team, processes, culture, and practices for reflection to help strengthen them. 

Our Teams work often involves determining staffing needs, conducting searches for director-level communications staff, restructuring growing communications departments, and getting senior leadership teams aligned about what communications is and does as a functional area.

Big Duck also offers free, low-cost, or customized trainings, workshops, and other content that build the communications skills of nonprofit staff and board members. Our founder, Sarah Durham’s recent book, The Nonprofit Communications Engine: A Leader’s Guide to Managing Mission-driven Marketing and Communications, outlines a simple model for nonprofit communicators and leaders that makes it easier for them to leverage communications in order to advance their mission.

"I am most impressed by the quality of Big Duck's work, the creativity and professionalism of their teams, and their ability to facilitate cross-departmental engagement in a highly effective way. I deeply value having a partner in our communications work that understands and can effectively amplify our mission and values as a BIPOC-led organization working at the intersection of race and gender."

— Ruth McFarlane, Chief Advancement Officer, Ms. Foundation for Women

Let’s build up—and unleash—your communications team’s inner strength. Contact Big Duck.