Shira Saperstein has deep roots in social justice philanthropy, long-term experience with nonprofit development, and a significant track record of seeding, supporting, and strengthening efforts to advance human rights and social justice in the U.S. and internationally.
In her consulting practice, Shira works with nonprofits and foundations, focusing on program strategy and capacity building; meeting design and facilitation; leadership, board and organizational development; and strategic planning and organizational positioning. She is passionate about racial justice and gender equity, and is known for identifying and nurturing emerging ideas, leaders, and programs to address these and other challenges across issue and programmatic silos.
Previously, Shira was deputy director of the Moriah Fund, building a $13 million annual grantmaking program that supported policy advocacy and other efforts to advance women’s rights and reproductive health, racial and economic justice, and global human rights. She has also served as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and as board member of the Management Assistance Group. Shira was the founding chair of the International Steering Committee of the Global Campaign for Microbicides and the founding co-chair of the Funders’ Network for Population, Reproductive Health and Rights. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Summit Foundation and the Tahirih Justice Center.
Education: Harvard University, BA