Nicholle Granger, MComm

Executive Director of Development & Marketing

As Executive Director of Development & Marketing, Nicholle Granger is responsible for creating, implementing and executing fundraising and communications strategies in alignment with VOA Chesapeake & Carolinas’ business development goals. 

Granger has over seven years of experience enhancing branding and communications for news media, universities and nonprofits. She joined VOA Chesapeake & Carolinas as the Executive Director of Development & Marketing in November 2019. Her scope of responsibility includes brand strategy, strategic writing, digital & print design, public relations, event planning & execution, fundraising campaign development & execution, grant writing, front-end web development, social media strategy, photography and videography. 

During her tenure at VOA, Nicholle has streamlined the foundation and corporate grant research and procurement process, and consistently grown donor engagement and support around VOA’s core fundraising campaigns and events. She designed and implemented the organization’s very first monthly e-newsletter in 2019, growing subscribers to more than 8,000 in 2024. Granger also spearheaded the 2023 rebrand of VOA’s website to an ADA-compliant format to improve user experience and navigation. 

As a former news producer in the District of Columbia office for Nippon Television, a Japanese news broadcasting company, Granger has leveraged her experience in media relations to secure at least $50,000 in earned media annually promoting VOA and its initiatives. 

Granger plays an important role in the marketing, fundraising, planning and execution of the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) Youth Mental Health Expo, a partnership among VOA, the Prince George’s County Health Department and Bowie State University connecting hundreds of youth and families annually to vital mental health and substance use recovery services, resources and learning opportunities in Maryland. 

Prior to working at VOACC, Granger functioned as the Assistant Vice President of Nonprofit Strategies at Baltimore-based firm Mayson-Dixon Companies. She combines her intercultural knowledge and expertise in digital storytelling, brand strategy and fundraising to enhance the impact of mission-driven organizations.  

Granger graduated from UCLA in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Japanese Language. She also earned a Master of Arts in International Communications from American University in 2018.

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