Nicole Kelly

Trinity Fellow Class of 2015

Graduate Program: PUBS – Nonprofit Administration

Undergraduate Degree, Institution: Public Relations and Marketing Communication, St. Ambrose University

Trinity Nonprofit Agency: Meta House, Volunteer and In-Kind Gifts Coordinator

Full-time Service Experience, Years Served, Location:

I did a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA working as the Community Relations Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Adams and Juneau Counties in Mauston, Wisconsin. It was a small affiliate so I worked hard to build a database of potential community partners that could be used as volunteers, donors, and supporters. I also built out their website and increased their social media presence.

Trinity Fellowship Experience:

At my placement I worked with outside organizations to increase community support in the form of in-kind donations and volunteer engagement. For example, I worked with restaurants and community groups to increase the number of donations for both our Monday night program, Celebrating Families, and our weekly lunch program for outpatient clients. I also helped coordinate our first and second Young Professional Collaborative – an opportunity for Milwaukee area young professionals to give back to their community while networking with like-minded individuals. From that event, we launched a Young Professionals Advisory Committee which helps coordinate quarterly fundraising and outreach events.

Through my coursework I was able to gain a wider knowledge about what it takes to be a leader in the nonprofit field. Specifically, I learned about financial matters, administrative law, urban planning, and social justice. Combined, these courses give me a solid foundation of knowledge that will allow me to continue my work in the nonprofit field while building upon my capacity as a leader.

Plans after graduation:

Staying in Milwaukee and working at Broadscope Disability Services as their Development and Marketing Associate.

Current Position:

Development and Marketing Associate at Broadscope Disability Services

Fellows Class of 2013

Quick Links


Carolyn Swabek, Director
(414) 288-0637

Alisha Klapps Balistreri, Assistant Director
(414) 288-0260

Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
(414) 288-5473