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Nicole Motter

Adjunct Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Nicole is one of the country’s leading experts on social entrepreneurship, innovative finance for foundations, and capital raising strategies for social enterprises. She wears many hats -- advisor, consultant, educator, lawyer, connector, builder. A lifelong changemaker, Nicole spent nearly a decade working directly with underserved youth and communities before going to law school to pursue social impact on a larger scale. She has since cultivated a career that combines her wide-ranging knowledge and expertise in ground-level program development and implementation, research and education, and corporate and impact investing law.



  • JD, Georgia State University
  • BS, University of Florida
  • BA, University of Florida