B. Cole holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and has worked as a community facilitator, strategist, and consultant for the last ten years. Drawing on her experience as a community organizer and organizational development consultant, Cole works at the intersection of financial management and individual donor management. Through helping her clients build strong relationships with their communities and integrating their program work, Cole has helped organizations launch successful individual donor campaigns. She is often praised by clients for her tremendous high energy and ability to integrate both the macro and micro within organizational and strategic development planning.
A development strategist, Cole works with nonprofits on an interim basis in the areas of finance and operations to build strong internal systems and organizational culture that align with their fundraising needs. Cole is a member of the Progressive Consultants Network and the Development Executives Roundtable. In addition, Cole co-authored Through the Lens of Culture: Building Capacity for Social Change and Sustainable Communities. The work from this piece has been used to forward understanding of culturally competent training across the country. A Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, Coro Fellow, and recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the Spirit of Delores Huerta Award, Cole has worked across the US and internationally on issues of community development and social enterprise.