Katie Scott is the Program Director at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In her role, Katie manages NCFP Peer Networks and our Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network. She connects the NCFP community to resources, tools, and peers. She also supports and helps design sessions and aspects of all signature NCFP workshops and training programs.

Prior to this role, Katie has served the field of philanthropy within community foundations and a family foundation. She has worked in organizational effectiveness, youth philanthropy and next gen, capacity building, and programming.

Katie has masters degrees in philanthropy and nonprofit management from Indiana University’s SPEA & Lilly Family School and a B.A. from Wittenberg University. Katie is originally from Illinois and lives with her husband and sons in Maryland.

Contributions

Voices from the Field

Looking Ahead: Featuring NCFP Peer Network Co-chairs

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Katie Scott

Courtesy of Jopwell from Pexels The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) activates and connects a diverse and engaged community of philanthropic families and partners and seeks to foster unique opportunities for learning and inspiration. A hallmark of our work and area for growth in our future is our Peer Networks. Peer Networks are peer-led groups for a specific role… Read More
Voices from the Field

Ask The Center: Grant Management Systems

Posted on December 28, 2020 by Katie Scott

Courtesy of Photo by Alejandro Escamilla on Unsplash Despite the upheaval COVID-19 has caused, many foundations are finding time to revisit their strategies, systems, and tools. Several funders have reached out to NCFP in recent weeks looking for guidance on evaluating grants management systems. We are not experts on all systems available, but NCFP staff members have used grants systems… Read More
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Can our foundation allocate funds to support or train our next-gen for future engagement?

Posted on July 6, 2020 by Katie Scott

As referenced in the 2006 guide, Self-Dealing: A Concise Guide For Foundation Board and Staff: Spouses and children of board members are disqualified persons. If foundation assets are paid to them for travel or related expenses, such payment is an act of self-dealing. However, if the spouse or child has official duties that further the charitable purposes of the foundation,… Read More
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Values, Kids, Philanthropy, and COVID-19

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Katie Scott

We’re eating more meals together than we ever have before. We are getting to know our neighbors better. We see our child or children more hours of the day, and many of us are fortunate enough to hear the sounds of toys and giggles filling our homes. Ok, while all of these facts are true (and my son is adorable… Read More
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Tips and Tools for Working from Home

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Katie Scott

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NCFP is thinking of all of you at this difficult time. We hope you and your family are well. Like many of you, NCFP has closed its offices and staff has now settled into a routine of working and communicating remotely. For most of us, this is a new adjustment; however, this is not my first stint as a remote… Read More

Making Space at The Table: Welcoming New Voices to Your Family Giving

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Katy Rees, Joel Luedtke, Justin Maxson, Michael Brunker, Valerie Jacobs Hapke, Katie Scott

There are so many ways to welcome new voices into your family giving to enhance your own giving and family impact. Having others engaged can enhance diversity, inclusion, help your own family, and introduce new ideas and perspectives for impact. Hear from families who have found creative ways to engage non-family board members, the next generation, and community input. Leave… Read More

Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Jason Born, Katie Scott, Tony Macklin

Community Foundations Workshop 20th Anniversary Symposium
NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network supports the special roles community foundations play with philanthropic families as a trusted resource and partner. Included here is a complete collection of Spark Session webinar replays, issue briefs, and other resources that have been created as part of this network. Read More

Changemakers: National networks engaging next gen philanthropic leaders

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Andrea Zucker, Biz Ghormley, Brendan Adams, Iris Brilliant, Manuela Arciniegas, Mary Galeti, Rebecca Balter, Katie Scott

Family foundation boards are expected to see a period of unprecedented change over the next few years, with a new generation of philanthropists poised to take over leadership roles. It's more important than ever that we provide emerging philanthropic leaders with a variety of networking opportunities and resources to allow them to effectively address the most pressing social issues… Read More