Shelly Nelson-ShoreSenior Strategist
Shelly is a storyteller, strategist, fundraiser, and project manager. Shelly has worked in nonprofits for seven years in clinical, communications, and development roles, taking a full-system, strengths-focused approach to helping her organizations succeed. She uses the power of narrative, compassionate listening, and data-driven storytelling to create campaigns and projects that are vulnerable, open-hearted, strategic, and focused on building connection and community.
A dedicated nonprofit professional, Shelly holds a BA from Brandeis University in Sociology, Creative Writing, and Women’s & Gender Studies, as well as a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maine. She has worked with nonprofits in the reproductive justice, child advocacy, education, and service fields. She centers her work on developing communication and fundraising campaigns focused on increased engagement and ROI, with an emphasis on creating strategies and tactics that meet teams where they are and guide them towards where they want to be.
In her free time, Shelly reads a truly alarming number of books, volunteers as a hotline advocate, experiments with home bartending, and attempts to single-handedly sustain the stationery industry with her pen-pals. She lives in New York with her partner, raising one human, two dogs, and an ever-expanding collection of plants.