Janice Simsohn Shaw

Facilitator & Consultant

Janice Simsohn Shaw is an adept, high-energy facilitator with 20 years of experience helping philanthropic and social change leaders to be better partners, listeners, and givers. She is a passionate and vocal advocate for the power of communal learning and action, proudly serving a diverse range of inspiring groups in helping move their work forward in meaningful ways.

As a consultant, she has designed leadership programs, facilitated convenings, meetings and retreats of all sorts, provided external grantmaking assessments, and trained others in the fine and fun art of facilitation – some of her very favorite work!

In the philanthropic sphere, Janice has designed and facilitated leadership development programs for Next Gen philanthropists and executive directors. Her writing has been published on a topics including capacity building, investing in non-profit leaders, program-related investments, facilitation, multi-generational philanthropy, and engaging young people in giving. She is a popular trainer at conferences in the sector.

Prior to her work in DC, she served the environmental field and the Jewish community, working for a number of non-profit organizations, and worked as a journalist and fact-checker. Janice studied at Skidmore College and Oxford University, and is a proud alumna of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS Alaska). She has training from The Social Transformation Project, the Interaction Institute for Social Change and the Center for Civic Reflection.


2020 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Christopher Fletcher, Jennifer Davis, Robin Snidow, Laura Collins, Paul Liu, Greg Ratliff, Kathleen Simpson, Tamara Larsen, Dana Lanza, Shaady Salehi

past TEI attendees
Attendees, please visit the event website for the most up-to-date agenda and Zoom links. The website passcode was emailed to all registrants. NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to important legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of donors, board members, and highly respected philanthropy experts, this… Read More

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