Shava Nerad is the former Executive Director of the Tor Project, a major online privacy group, and a faculty member at the Development Resource Center. We’ve been good friends since we met at the Arisia Science Fiction Convention in Boston some years ago. Ironically our respective partners were friends and had always thought that Shava and I would get on famously. They introduced us to each other at an Arisia party and then sat back and watched us talk nonprofit shop for the better part of two hours. Both were quite smug.
Since then Shava and I have talked regularly, often at the Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville (MA). In response to many requests from our students we will soon offer an Advanced Grant Writing seminar taught by the woman herself. Shava is an expert, veteran grant writer with many personal and professional connections in the foundation and corporate giving worlds. She will be lecturing as well as offering one-on-one consultations with each seminar student. We’re finalizing the curriculum this month and plan to offer the first class in the spring or early summer. Hopefully soon thereafter we will begin offering it via distance learning.