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We Believe

Nonprofits play a vital role in society. And when your organization embraces smart communications, you are unstoppable.

Doing the programs work alone isn’t enough. Every word, image, or message you send must reinforce your unique identity, influence change, and bring your vision closer to reality. Smart communications aren’t a luxury—they’re a necessity.

Your audiences should know exactly who you are, what you stand for, how you’ll get there, and why you matter. You must interact with supporters in compelling ways, build lasting relationships, and motivate more people to sign up, buy-in, and act now.

Big Duck puts smart communications in the hands of nonprofits. We partner with you to develop strong brands, strong campaigns, and strong teams so you can achieve your goals, particularly during moments of significant change and growth.

Clients

Our clients change the world, and we love being a part of that. Since 1994, we’ve helped hundreds of nonprofits improve their branding, campaigns, and fundraising efforts.

We seek deep collaborative relationships with the nonprofits we partner with because they deliver the best results. Most of our time is reserved for the 90% (or more) of our clients that come back to build on our work together.

  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Dance Theatre Etcetera
  • The Green-Wood Historic Fund
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
  • KID Museum
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • New York School of Interior Design
  • Newark Museum
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Project for Public Spaces
  • Prospect Park Alliance
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Third Street Music School Settlement
  • Ad Council
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • The AVI CHAI Foundation
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Coast Guard Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Leichtag Foundation
  • Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • NeighborWorks America
  • News Revenue Hub
  • New York Foundation
  • The New York Women's Foundation
  • Robin Hood
  • Women Donors Network
  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • 1:1 Fund
  • AFS Intercultural Programs
  • Ask Big Questions
  • Bard Graduate Center
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • Educators Rising
  • German American Partnership Program
  • Hannah Senesh Community Day School
  • Internationals Network for Public Schools
  • The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Lycée Français de New York
  • MƒA
  • New York School of Interior Design
  • New York City Charter School Center
  • NFTE
  • NYC Department Of Education
  • NYC FIRST
  • Parsons School for Design
  • Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools
  • Raising the Floor
  • RE•Center Race & Equity in Education
  • Reconstructing Judaism
  • Third Street Music School Settlement
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Bat Conservation International
  • Climate Central
  • Conservation International
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Food & Water Watch
  • Island Conservation
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
  • Prospect Park Alliance
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • WCS
  • ADL
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Auburn Seminary
  • The AVI CHAI Foundation
  • Camp Havaya
  • East End Temple
  • Footsteps
  • Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • Hannah Senesh Community Day School
  • HIAS
  • Hillel International
  • Honeymoon Israel
  • Institute for Jewish Spirituality
  • Israel Policy Forum
  • JCCA
  • The Jewish Board
  • Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
  • The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Keshet
  • Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • Marble Collegiate Church
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • Masa Israel Journey
  • North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation, Inc.
  • PJ Library
  • Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools
  • Reconstructing Judaism
  • Sharsheret
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  • Union for Reform Judaism
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
  • 92nd Street Y
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Camp Havaya
  • Center for NYC Neighborhoods
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)
  • Commonpoint Queens
  • FAMILYConnections
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • The Jewish Board
  • Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
  • KID Museum
  • Let Grow
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • New York Cares
  • New York Foundation
  • New York Peace Institute
  • The New York Women's Foundation
  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Phipps Neighborhoods
  • Project for Public Spaces
  • Prospect Park Alliance
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • United Way for Greater Austin
  • Wayfinder Family Services
  • YMCA of Greater New York
  • Youth Collaboratory
  • Action Against Hunger
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Parkinson Disease Association
  • Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Burke Neurological Institute
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • CaringBridge
  • City Harvest
  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Cure HHT
  • Cure SMA
  • Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • Fountain House
  • Friends of UNFPA
  • Guttmacher Institute
  • HelpMeSee
  • Hope & Heroes
  • Institute for Family Health
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • The Marfan Foundation
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • National Brain Tumor Society
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
  • Pathfinder International
  • Project ALS
  • The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
  • Sharsheret
  • St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Bat Conservation International
  • Conservation International
  • Corporate Accountability
  • Friends of UNFPA
  • German American Partnership Program
  • Global Ties U.S.
  • Honeymoon Israel
  • Humanity & Inclusion
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
  • Masa Israel Journey
  • St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
  • WCS
  • Women and Manual Trades
  • Action Against Hunger
  • ADL
  • ACLU
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Ascend at the Aspen Institute
  • Auburn Seminary
  • Community Change
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Corporate Accountability
  • Equal Justice USA
  • Fair Labor Association
  • Friends of UNFPA
  • Guttmacher Institute
  • HIAS
  • Immigration Advocates Network
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
  • Keshet
  • Ms. Foundation for Women
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • National Council for Research on Women
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • National Women's Law Center
  • The New York Women's Foundation
  • Prisoner Reentry Institute
  • Race Forward
  • RE•Center Race & Equity in Education
  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Upturn
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • Women Donors Network
  • Women and Manual Trades

Values

Big Duck’s values inform how we run our business, interact with our clients, and work together. These are the values that guide us.

  • Integrity

    We advocate for what’s best, not necessarily what’s best for us.
  • Improvement

    We encourage continuous inquiry, learning, and practice.
  • Pragmatism

    We embrace the realities of any situation to get things done.
  • Candor

    We communicate openly with our clients and each other.
  • Collaboration

    We flourish when we put our minds together.
  • Motivation

    We find inspiration in the people we work with and missions we support.

Team

Big Duck is a values-driven and certified woman-owned business (WBE). We celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusiveness on our team, with our clients, and among our partners.

Jobs

In search of the satisfaction that comes from helping great nonprofits improve their communications? Know how to balance hard work with good fun? More than okay with occasional visits from one or two adorable office dogs? You might have what it takes to join our team.

Thank you for your interest in interning with Big Duck! We do occasionally work with interns on our creative, strategy, marketing, and account management teams, but unfortunately we do not have any openings at this time. As soon as we have an opening, we’ll announce the position here on our website and on our social media. If you live in the New York metropolitan area, please consider attending one of our open houses, where you’ll learn more about our work and have the opportunity to speak with members of our team. Full details about our open houses can be found on our Events page.

Big Duck collaborates with talented writers and designers at all stages of their careers. Experience with and a passion for working with nonprofit organizations is a plus.

Copywriting:
We’re looking for writers with experience in naming, short-form, and long-form writing.

Design:
We’re looking for designers with experience in logo design, branding & identity systems, art direction, design production, front-end digital design, print layout, and illustration.

Sounds great. How do I apply?

Please follow the instructions and fill out the form on the next page. We will be in touch if we think you’re a good fit. No direct phone calls please. Thank you for your interest.

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