Advocacy Consulting Services
To support your advocacy needs Nicole can:
- Assist issue campaign development and strategy;
- Conduct policy analysis and research;
- Provide movement analysis including background context and policy trends;
- Help build and strengthen networks and coalitions; and
- Develop and implement advocacy plans.
Issue Campaign Strategy
Advise and support clients to run issue advocacy and civic engagement campaigns. With deep experience and networks with grassroots organizations and leaders across the country we are able to identify and work with dynamic individuals, organizations and coalitions to move winning campaigns from the incubation period to the maintenance phase.
Strategic advocacy leadership allows Nicole to move projects from the idea stage to implementation. Nicole will help clients design, build and execute transformative projects by starting with an in-depth landscape analyses and to assess and explore target issues areas and identify opportunities for growth and impact. Nicole will also help manage existing projects and teams to run effectively and maximize outcomes.
Nicole has nearly 20 years of experience with policy research and analysis. She conducts strategic policy research and works with clients and broad coalitions to develop and execute impactful and community based research supporting equitable and transformative solutions. Nicole's research has been foundational in tracking prison closures and reuse project. Nicole also tracks trends in state and national policy.
Nicole's advocacy research helps clients solve critical social problems through strategic advocacy and policy research that support the thriving of America’s most marginalized communities. Nicole will create and support the execution of practical but ambitious values-centered campaigns and strategic advocacy projects.
Mass incarceration has impacted the United States for half a century and prior to that Jim Crow reinforced the nation's racial caste system following the Civil War. Efforts to challenge mass incarceration included the expansion of reentry services to reduce returns to prison and sentencing reform to divert prison bound defendants. Bipartisan coalitions succeeded in achieving drug policy reforms and expanding voting rights. While faith and civil rights groups worked to demand racial justice by challenging abusive policing practices and disappeared Black and Latinx residents from high incarceration neighborhoods.
Nicole can provide a movement analysis that offers a historical and political overview of efforts to challenge mass incarceration.