Katie Scott was a Program Director at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) from 2017-2023. In her role, Katie managed NCFP’s Peer Networks. She connected the NCFP community to resources, tools, and peers. She also supported and helped to 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.


Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Connect with Peers Based on Experience Level

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Shannon Jeffries, Katie Scott, Tony Macklin

We are creating time for peer learning and connection based on experience with philanthropic advising for multi-generational families. Bring a challenge to share or a recent success or 2023 goal to share with your peers. We will divide by experience level using zoom breakout rooms and have a group share back. This interactive call will be hosted on Zoom meeting… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Connect with Peers Based on Experience Level

Posted on May 26, 2022 by J.M. Johnson, Beth Harper Briglia, Katie Scott

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We are creating time for peer learning based on your personal experience with philanthropic advising for multi-generational families. We will be picking topics from the community foundation workshop in June, so that you can dive deeper with peers.  There is no need to have attended the workshop or to be an expert on the topic. Getting Started: haven’t done formal… Read More
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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

Ask NCFP: 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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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

Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Topical Call: Virtual Facilitation (August 2019)

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Janice Simsohn Shaw, Danielle LaJoie, Katie Scott

Geographically dispersed donor families can often benefit from virtual facilitation when convening about their philanthropy. Join youth philanthropy alum Danielle LaJoie from the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Janice Simsohn Shaw, facilitator and consultant, for tips and tools for virtual facilitation success… Read More