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Nicole Garzino

Name: Nicole Garzino
Pronouns: she/her
Title: Senior Manager for Donor & Trustee Programs

Nicole Garzino has over twenty years of experience in nonprofit management and innovative philanthropy, including collective giving, coalition building, strategic planning and governance, capacity building, program ideation and design, and Board development and training.  

With an M.A. in Arts Management, Nicole began her nonprofit career in executive leadership positions in cultural organizations, including museums, theatres, arts centers, and grantmaking arts councils. She found a passion for philanthropy and grantmaking through her work with arts councils and public cultural boards, and pivoted her career to lead funding organizations.

Nicole recently served for almost 5 years as Director of Membership for Battery Powered, a San Francisco Bay Area donor collective and grantmaking foundation. During her tenure, the program raised over $20 million from its 700+ member philanthropists for grants and social impact investment on issues of homelessness, mental health, addiction, gun safety, education, healthy democracy, and more. As a consultant and philanthropic coach, she has worked with grassroots nonprofits, small foundations, and philanthropic founders and families to launch and grow their work.

When not working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector, Nicole enjoys time with her children, ages 7-25, and getting offline by road tripping, exploring the great outdoors, and picking fresh fruit.