Nonprofit and crisis public relations strategists.

Farr Marketing Group (FMG) specializes in nonprofit public relations and marketing as well as crisis PR. We have operated in the Los Angeles region for two decades and are among the most experienced nonprofit public relations firms on the West Coast.

We have helped upwards of 100 nonprofit organizations of all sizes achieve the marketing, public relations and communications results they seek.

Our experience spans every nonprofit segment including: health, substance abuse, special needs, homelessness, affordable and senior housing, literacy, education, the arts, after school programs, aging, veterans rights, environmental, drug prevention, animal rights, career training and more.

In addition, we have a lengthy history promoting union-affiliated construction industry and labor unions. We have created and implemented marketing campaigns on behalf of some of the largest construction contractor associations and their union partners.

Our third area of expertise is in issues management or crisis communications. We team with attorneys on sensitive, often high-profile litigation issues for a wide range of organizations and for-profit companies.

If you want a results-driven partner to create and implement a strategic marketing/public relations campaign, we urge you to call or email us.

Connect with FMG to find out if we are the right marketing partner for you.


Testimonial from Design for Sharing, a nonprofit that introduces students from schools without music programs to classical music productions at UCLA.  Our services were sponsored by our client The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation:


Dear Mr. Goldwyn:

“On behalf of Design for Sharing, I thank you for making possible our feature story in the recent edition of the Los Angeles Times.  It’s difficult for smaller non-profits to get press coverage, but because of you, Design for Sharing was featured with an entire half page story with color photos…..

“Providing the services of Harvey Farr and the Farr Marketing Group was invaluable to us.  In our 35 year history, it’s the first time the LA Times has covered our organization. Mr. Farr was instrumental in obtaining the coverage and generously sharing his knowledge with us….

“Your additional support of a publicist was invaluable.  Countless readers learned about the good work Design for Sharing has been providing for 35 years.”  — Barbara Dobkin, President, Board of Directors

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