Nicole N. Barnes

Nicole N. Barnes

Director of Community Giving, The Planetary Society


A child of the Midwest, Nicole worked her way west by serving at various non-profits from museums to zoos to animal shelters. As Director of Community Giving, Nicole brings over fifteen years of experience in membership, annual giving, guest services, strategic marketing communications and outreach to help The Planetary Society engage with our community and increase our collective impact. Nicole’s love of people and serving others is the foundation for the work she does.

Outside of the office, you can find Nicole volunteering at local animal rescue organizations, fostering dogs and cats, spending time on the many hiking trails in her neighborhood, watching a football game or at a concert.

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Slowly returning to in-person member events

The Planetary Society is resuming in-person events for our members. Here's a brief look back at some of our recent events.