Bravio Communications is a full service strategic communications firm, based in Oregon’s Capitol city of Salem.
We serve clients in Oregon and throughout the US.

Nicole Palmateer, founder

What we do

Government Affairs

Bravio Communications works on behalf of our clients to pass or defeat legislation, seek funding for client initiatives, projects and programs and build relationships with policy makers at the State and Federal level. Our goal is to help you develop the long-term strategy that will lead to success in your public policy goals.. and we have the successful experience to make that happen for you in Oregon, in other states and in DC. Our experience includes work with not only the legislature but also with state and federal agencies that can impact the intent of your public policy work.

Campaign Management

Bravio Communications provides counsel, strategic plan development and overall plan implementation for candidate and ballot measure campaigns. We have experience with campaign contribution strategies including development of political action committees and other entities to manage your government relations efforts. Our work in communications dovetails with our work in campaigns to make sure your message is heard by the right constituency to lead to success.

Association Management

Bravio Communications provides association management services to manage your association. Our work has included serving as administrator for the association, providing staff support to Boards and Committees, communications including newsletters and e-strategies, conference planning, trainings, publication development, member recruitment and overall strategic planning. We have a unique expertise in identifying new streams of income for associations that can help net you a better bottom line and more resources for your association goals and programs.

Grassroots Mobilization

Bravio Communications has wide ranging experience in helping our clients build support among other stakeholders, likely partners and also identifying the allies that haven’t been considered – yet. Building a grassroots base of support for your policy goals will help broaden not only your supports, but the long-term relationships for future initiatives.

Public Relations & Strategic Communications

Bravio Communications is here to help you build your brand, tell your story and increase public engagement to gain increased alliance with your work. We have experience in crisis communication, publicity, communication campaign development, community relations, media relations, social media and identifying emerging areas of communications that can help you elevate your outreach to the audiences you are seeking.

Resource Development

We have successful and proven experience in building the resources for organizations to allow them to make a difference in the world. Wehther you are a new organization just building your resource development strategy or a well established organization ready to take your development efforts to the next level, we have the background to bring that goal to a reality. We offer a full array of services in resource development.

Non-profit organizations dedicate a significant amount of time to raising the funds to execute your mission. Bravio Communications works with our clients to not just to raise money, but to develop the resources to transform and grow your base for today and for the future.

Services include:

    • Foundation research, grant proposal development & grant strategy
    • Campaign Counsel
    • Campaign Feasibility Studies
    • Major gift planning
    • Development & Fundraising planning and counsel
    • Board, Staff & Leadership Training
    • Case statement development
    • Corporate sponsorship strategy & solicitation
    • Events
    • Strategic communication for your fundraising efforts
    • Integration of social media and cause related marketing

Campaign Fundraising

Bravio Communications has a unique skillset in fundraising. We are translating this experience into the campaign sector to bring success to our next political endeavor. Our past fundraising work has resulted in million raised in Oregon, in a variety of other states and at the national level. We provide strategic fundraising consulting and fundraising plan execution for PACs, candidate and ballot measure campaigns.

Nicole Palmateer, always at work for you
Nicole & Feisty

Who we are

Nicole Palmateer is a strategic communications expert with experience in government affairs, fundraising, campaign management and public relations.  Nicole founded Bravio Communications in 2005 to serve a diverse client base in the pharmaceutical, social services, public agency, financial and professional services industries.

Prior to establishing Bravio Communications, Nicole served in various development and government relations roles with high profile non-profits where she achieved a national presence for an at-risk youth mentoring program and revitalized local affiliates of a breast cancer advocacy group. She has managed government relations efforts, built comprehensive communications campaigns to raise brand awareness, crafted fund development campaigns and implemented legislative plans to build coalitions and secure funding.

Beyond just focusing on resolving the current issue or challenge facing her clients, Nicole guides her clients to strategically position themselves for future success. Her creative approach isn’t limited to how she tells her clients’ stories — she has helped organizations develop new revenue streams so they can sustain their growth and conducted important feasibility studies for planned fundraising campaigns so her clients achieve their long-term goals.

Nicole is known for her solid legislative relationships at the local, national and federal levels. Whether the work demands passage or defeat of bills, appropriations or coalition building, Nicole is an effective partner advocating for clients’ agendas. With her public relations training and experience, she is a skilled communicator with expertise in public/media outreach, mobilizing grassroots strategies and developing successful fundraising campaigns.

Nicole holds a Masters’ in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Relations and Communications as well as a Master’s in Political Management from George Washington University. She is an active community volunteer and has served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Communications at a private, liberal arts college. Bravio Communications is a certified Oregon Minority & Women Business Enterprise (ID#8808) based in Salem, Oregon.

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