Introducing our new Development Director
We are pleased to welcome Nikki M.G. Cole as BOLD’s new Development Director. Nikki is a nationally recognized campaign strategist, fundraiser, trainer, coach, and organizer for workers' rights, economic and environmental justice, and inclusive democracy. She has over 25 years of experience coaching individuals, creating winning teams and cultures, developing training and curriculum, and managing operational structures and budgets for a variety of organizations and grassroots candidates in the DC Metropolitan area and nationally.
Nikki is a founding member and former director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington, DC and of One Fair Wage; has served as Executive Director or Director of Organizing for multiple coalitions, c3s and c4s; has supported over 80 grassroots progressive candidates to run for office and managed teams to mobilize hundreds of thousands of voters in the 2016, 2018, and 2020 elections.
Nikki is most proud of her leadership in coordinating historic coalition victories in the creation of Washington DC's Paid Sick Days, Minimum Wage Increase, and Wage Theft Prevention laws, as well as for founding the DC Just Pay Coalition dedicated to long term implementation of worker's rights legislation. Nikki has been featured in the Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC, etc. and is a proud and active alumna of Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity. Nikki is a mom, writer, and avid reader and consumer of philosophy, human history, fantasy and science-fiction.