What do art and the nonprofit sector have in common? As an avid advocate for the arts, Tess Plotkin believes they both have the capacity to heal, build community and solve problems even when there aren’t obvious solutions.
Today, we’re pleased to announce that Tess Plotkin has joined the Nonprofit Leadership Center as our new resource development fellow. This one-year fellowship allows emerging nonprofit leaders to immerse themselves in every aspect of fund development while providing key customer service and marketing support. In this role, Tess will assist NLC with resource development operations, solicitation, recognition and stewardship, while attending many of NLC’s nonprofit training classes.
Tess is an educator, musician and communications professional who is passionate about building collaborative and artful communities. New to Tampa Bay from Boston, Tess worked as the director of El Sistema at Conservatory Lab where she oversaw the music program’s artistic and academic excellence. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is also a graduate of the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership.
“My favorite class at the Nonprofit Leadership Center is Elevate Your Nonprofit’s Reputation & Community Impact. This class helped me think differently about reporting and telling an organization’s story. As part of my fellowship, I have the opportunity to attend classes at NLC. I’m looking forward to taking many classes in nonprofit management and fund development. ”Tess Plotkin
When Tess is not in the virtual office, she’s taking lots of walks with her new puppy Jaco, making and listening to music, exploring the many beautiful beaches in Tampa Bay, and practicing her chef skills by making anything from J. Kenji López-Alt’s cookbook, The Food Lab.
Please join us in welcoming Tess Plotkin to Team NLC.
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