Katie Stratton Turcotte is a practice manager with the Advancement Forum. Prior to joining EAB, Ms. Turcotte worked in the health care research arm of The Advisory Board Company where she served as the dedicated expert for academic medical center and children’s hospital members. In addition to this role, she served the full membership as a project leader of the firm’s Philanthropy Leadership Council and oversaw projects on health care fundraising strategy including assisting members in learning how to fund the different in-kind priorities of care transformation, integrating philanthropy in to health system business planning, the Council’s benchmarking initiative, the MGO competency study, and their MGO talent management workshop focused on hiring, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and managing MGO transitions.
Ms. Turcotte has a long history working in the nonprofit sector both with and for a variety of organizations, including colleges and universities, health systems, arts, and conservation both as internal major gifts officer and fundraising consultant. She has a background in group facilitation for strategic planning, board leadership development, and staff education as well as leadership coaching for nonprofit executives. Ms. Turcotte earned her master’s degree in organizational development from American University and completed her bachelors of science degree at Purdue University, where she started her career as a member of the Purdue Foundation Student Board running the senior class gift during her junior year.