Nicole Harburger


Nicole is an award-winning communications strategist with 20 years experience in social impact branding and communications.

As an Advisor with Whiteboard Advisors, Nicole helps high-growth mission-driven companies achieve strength and scale through improving brand clarity, consistency, and resonance.

Nicole has held leadership roles at several prominent social impact agencies. She previously served as COO of Whiteboard Advisors, and spent over a decade in senior roles at GMMB.  At GMMB, Nicole directed award-winning brand work for AARP’s “Create the Good” digital platform, managed award-winning brand campaigns for The Wireless Association, and helped startups as well as major organizations, including United Technologies, Visa, GoodWorld and CleanCapital, express their purpose-driven identities.

Nicole began her career developing brands and communications for elected officials and candidates for public office. While at GMMB, and as one of the few women to serve in this capacity industry-wide, Nicole directed media campaigns for Members of Congress and candidates, as well as political organizations. Earlier, Nicole worked with numerous Governors as Director of Communications for the Democratic Governors Association. Prior to DGA, Nicole held senior campaign roles and was a Capitol Hill Press Secretary.