Instructor Biography

Jeff Shaw, MA, MPH

Jeffrey Shaw is the Senior Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc (The Alliance), the state’s largest network of nonprofit organizations. Jeff has over sixteen years of experience in government relations and public policy development, providing expertise on the state budget, bonding, nonprofit trends, economic impact, public health and federal legislation.

Since 2015, Jeff serves on the Public Policy Committee of the National Council of Nonprofits, working with leaders across the country and our allies in Washington DC, on federal issues impacting nonprofits back in the states. Jeff speaks regularly at Board of Directors meetings, conferences, legislative breakfasts, workshops, and guest lectures in graduate school programs. Prior to joining The Alliance in October 2012, Jeff served as Senior Legislative Aide & Team Leader at the Connecticut General Assembly, specializing in health policy and judicial reform.

Jeff is active member of the Greater Hartford community, having coached football at Bulkeley High School, served as an advisor to the YMCA Youth & Government (YAG) Program, and serving on the Board of Directors of both the Rotary Club of West Hartford and the Connecticut Outdoor Recreation Alliance. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and two master’s degrees; one from Fairfield University; the other from the University of Connecticut.