Katie Smith Milway

Principal, MilwayPLUS | Senior Advisor, The Bridgespan Group

Katie Smith Milway, founder and principal of MilwayPLUS social impact advisors, has a background in journalism, nonprofit management, strategy consulting and governance. She is a frequent speaker at convenings on themes related to her research, and a senior advisor at The Bridgespan Group, where for a decade she served as partner and head of the knowledge practice, leading research and multimedia content development in the US and India. Prior to Bridgespan, Katie spent 14 years at Bain & Company, consulting to clients in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, then founding and guiding the firm’s global publishing operations. She began her journalism career at the Wall Street Journal, and her nonprofit service at NGO Food for the Hungry.

Contributions

Voices from the Field

Why and How Family Foundations Can Advance Equity Through Participatory Measurement

Posted on August 13, 2021 by Lymari Benitez, Yessica Cancel, Mary Marx, Katie Smith Milway, Teddy Thompson

Courtesy of Pace Center for Girls  The recent investment by MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett in funder coalitions Fund for Shared Insight and Equitable Evaluation Initiative—both dedicated to increasing participant feedback in evaluation—is the latest vote of support for gathering evidence of program impact in ways that engage program participants as experts in assessing their own experience. Participatory evaluation (PE),… Read More

Sparking Cross-Sector Collaboration for COVID Recovery: How a Family Foundation Catalyzed Local Investment

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Nancy Rauch Douzinas, Kevin Law, Patrick Halpin, Gemma Deleon-Lopresti, Katie Smith Milway

 The Rauch Foundation of Long Island will describe how family foundations can play a unique role as a neutral hub to forge relationships across local business, government, and media that can multiply investment in regional economic recovery. Foundation President Nancy Rauch Douzinas and a panel of collaborators will articulate and illustrate five principles for using research, relationship networks, advocacy… Read More
Case Studies

Three Approaches To Place-based Philanthropy: Lessons For Donors

Posted on September 3, 2020 by Katie Smith Milway, Giving Compass

This article was originally published by Giving Compass and is re-posted here with permission. For more information on place-based giving, explore NCFP’s Pride of Place Content Collection.  When Ross and Emily Jones set up their family foundation, Imago Dei Fund (IDF), in Boston, they gravitated toward addressing injustices against girls and women as a linchpin for global progress. On her first donor trip in… Read More