Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Expertise: Technology | Nonprofit business ventures | Disaster relief | Architecture
Background: Nicole Wallace, who joined The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 1996, writes about charities' use of technology, nonprofit business ventures, and disaster relief. She has overseen the Technology column since 1999.
Wallace has spearheaded coverage of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts on the Gulf Coast with stories on the influx of young professionals moving to New Orleans to help with the recovery, the importance of neighborhood associations and grass-roots organizations in rebuilding, a nationwide network of volunteer lawyers recruited by the Mississippi Center for Justice, and the Rockefeller Foundation's hands-on role shepherding the development of New Orleans's blueprint for recovery.
In 2006, Wallace wrote a special report on how architecture and design can help organizations fulfill their charitable missions. The package explored the growth of community design centers and looked at how design could create a more home-like environment for nursing-home residents, encourage creative play, and foster a sense of community in low-income housing projects. She also has planned and hosted Webinars on nonprofit mergers and back-office collaborations.
Before coming to The Chronicle, Wallace worked at the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs from 1995 to 1996 in Arlington, Va., and she served as a National Civilian Community Corps AmeriCorps member from 1994 to 1995 in Aberdeen, Md. She has a bachelor's in international relations from Georgetown University. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler and gardener.