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.

  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Bard Graduate Center
  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Dance Theatre Etcetera
  • Green-Wood Historic Fund
  • KID Museum
  • Lark Play Development Center
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • New York School of Interior Design
  • Newark Museum
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Parsons the New School for Design
  • Project for Public Spaces
  • Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
  • Third Street Music School Settlement
  • Youth Education In The Arts
  • Ad Council
  • American Parkinson Disease Association
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Baptist Health Foundation
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change
  • Coast Guard Foundation
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Gateway Northwest Maternal & Child Health Network
  • Leichtag Foundation
  • Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • National Military Family Association
  • NeighborWorks America
  • News Revenue Hub
  • New York Foundation
  • New York Women's Foundation
  • Nonprofit Technology Network
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • The AVI CHAI Foundation
  • Women Donors Network
  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • 1:1 Fund
  • AFS Intercultural Programs
  • Ask Big Questions
  • Bard Graduate Center
  • Bridge Golf Foundation
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Classroom, Inc.
  • Collaborative for Children
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI)
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • Educators Rising
  • Hillel International
  • Internationals Network for Public Schools
  • JCC Manhattan
  • Lycée Francais de New York
  • Masa Israel Journey North America
  • Math for America
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • New York School of Interior Design
  • Nonprofit Coordinating Committee
  • NYC Charter School Center
  • NYC Department Of Education
  • NYC First
  • Parsons the New School for Design
  • Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools
  • Raising the Floor-US
  • Reconstructing Judaism
  • Teaching Matters
  • The Hastings Center
  • The Hechinger Report
  • The Jewish Education Project
  • The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Third Street Music School Settlement
  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • Youth Education In The Arts
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Bat Conservation International
  • Climate Central
  • Conservation International
  • Copper River Watershed Project
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Island Conservation
  • New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
  • Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • ADL
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Ask Big Questions
  • Auburn Theological Seminary
  • Camp Havaya
  • East End Temple
  • Footsteps
  • Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • HIAS
  • Hillel International
  • Honeymoon Israel
  • Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  • Israel Policy Forum
  • JCCA
  • JCC Manhattan
  • Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
  • Keshet
  • Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • Marble Collegiate Church
  • Masa Israel Journey North America
  • North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation
  • PJ Library
  • Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools
  • Rabbinical Assembly
  • Reconstructing Judaism
  • Sharsheret, Inc.
  • The AVI CHAI Foundation
  • The Institute For Jewish Spirituality
  • The Jewish Education Project
  • The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Union for Reform Judaism
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
  • 92nd Street Y
  • Bridge Golf Foundation
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Camp Havaya
  • Center For New York City Neighborhoods
  • CFLeads
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Chinese-American Planning Council
  • Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
  • Collaborative for Children
  • Corporation for Enterprise Development
  • DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI)
  • Dream Foundation
  • FAMILYConnections
  • Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Gateway Northwest Maternal & Child Health Network
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • Institute of Family Health
  • JCCA
  • JCC Manhattan
  • Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
  • KID Museum
  • Long Beach NY Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking
  • National Military Family Association
  • Neighborhood Coalition For Shelter
  • New York Cares
  • New York Foundation
  • New York Peace Institute
  • New York Women's Foundation
  • Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Northside Center For Child Development
  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Phipps Neighborhoods
  • Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
  • Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y
  • SCO Family Of Services
  • Summit School and Children's Residence Center
  • The Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • United Way for Greater Austin
  • United Way of New York City
  • YMCA of Greater New York
  • Youth Collaboratory
  • Action Against Hunger
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Parkinson Disease Association
  • Bellevue Hospital - NYC Program for Survivors of Torture
  • Burke Neurological Institute
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • CaringBridge
  • City Harvest
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Covenant House International
  • Cure HHT
  • Cure SMA
  • Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • Fountain House
  • Friends of UNFPA
  • Gateway Northwest Maternal & Child Health Network
  • Guttmacher Institute
  • Harlem Children's Zone Asthma Initiative
  • HelpMeSee
  • Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund
  • Institute for Family Health
  • International Planned Parenthood/Western Hemisphere Region
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • National Brain Tumor Society
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
  • Partnership For A Drug-Free America
  • Pathfinder International
  • Plan USA
  • Project A.L.S.
  • Sharsheret, Inc.
  • Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
  • St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
  • The Hastings Center
  • The Marfan Foundation
  • Wayfinder Family Services
  • Action Against Hunger
  • AFS Intercultural Programs
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Bat Conservation International
  • Conservation International
  • Corporate Accountability
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Friends of UNFPA
  • Global Ties U.S.
  • HelpMeSee
  • Hillel International
  • Honeymoon Israel
  • International Planned Parenthood/Western Hemisphere Region
  • Island Conservation
  • Masa Israel Journey North America
  • PDK International
  • Plan USA
  • St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Women and Manual Trades
  • Action Against Hunger
  • ADL
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Aspen Institute/Ascend
  • Auburn Theological Seminary
  • Bridge Golf Foundation
  • Catalyst
  • Center for Community Change
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Center for New York City Neighborhoods
  • Citizens' Committee for Children of New York
  • Corporate Accountability
  • DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI)
  • Equal Justice USA
  • Exhale
  • Friends of UNFPA
  • Girls Inc.
  • Guttmacher Institute
  • HIAS
  • Immigration Advocates Network
  • International Planned Parenthood/Western Hemisphere Region
  • Jewish Board Family Services
  • Keshet
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • National Council for Research on Women
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • National Women's Law Center
  • News Revenue Hub
  • New York Women's Foundation
  • Opportunity Agenda
  • Race Forward
  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Sharsheret, Inc.
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • Union for Reform Judaism
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • Women Donors Network
  • Women and Manual Trades
  • Women's Sports Foundation

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 do right by our clients and colleagues.
  • Collaboration

    We work well with others and flourish when we put our minds together.
  • Directness

    We communicate candidly with our clients and each other.
  • Pragmatism

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

    We drive ourselves and our clients toward better solutions and processes.
  • Motivation

    We thrive on the job and value the people and missions we support.

Team

Big Duck is a certified woman-owned business (MWBE) that celebrates equity, diversity, and inclusiveness on our team, with our clients, and among our partners.

Open House

Big Duck regularly holds open houses to connect with individuals and nonprofits who’d like to learn more about us. Each open house includes a brief overview of our work, a Q & A session with one or more of our senior staff members, and the opportunity to ask questions and network.

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 be a Duck.

What we're looking for

If you’re a professional with 3-5 years experience in agency and/or business-to-business (B2B) marketing or business development, a passion for great nonprofits, and a talent for staying on top of the details while keeping an eye on the big picture, you might be just the person we’re looking for. Big Duck’s marketing manager is responsible for helping ensure that all of Big Duck’s marketing and new business efforts are aligned with the company’s goals, strategies, and target audiences.

Sounds great. How do I apply?

Please click below for more details and to submit your application through Workable. No direct phone calls please.

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What we're looking for

Are you a freelance designer looking to pick up some extra work? Big Duck occasionally works with freelancers to help with our projects. Maybe you’re right for a future opportunity at Big Duck! We’re specifically seeking freelancers with experience in these two areas (although some assignments might fall outside these parameters):

  • Visual identities—especially logo design
  • Production design—packing up files, finishing up designs started by others, creating materials based on existing brand elements, responding to (and making quick updates based on) feedback from staff designers and clients
Sounds great. How do I apply?

No direct phone calls please.

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.

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