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Nicole Baker

Senior Development Writer

Department

Development

Office Location

Colorado

Area of Focus

As the Senior Development Writer, Nicole engages prospects and donors in advancing WRA’s mission through creative and strategic communications. She identifies and develops ideas, information, and stories – transforming them into compelling and persuasive content that facilitates the understanding of our work and the impact of philanthropy.

Background

Nicole started her career in philanthropy with more than a decade of work on the donor services and fundraising team of The Denver Foundation, Colorado’s oldest and largest community foundation. While there, she was responsible for a portfolio of donor-advised funds and an annual stewardship and communications plan to deepen relationships with donors. She went on to manage a capital campaign for Judi’s House, raising $18+ million to build a purpose-built center for bereaved children and their caregivers. Nicole loves to see the transformative power of philanthropy in action.

Education

Nicole holds a BA in Politics/Environmental Studies from Whitman College and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Colorado – Denver.

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