Tuti B. Scott serves as President of her consulting firm Imagine Philanthropy advising organizations, social enterprise leaders and philanthropists. Tuti has been a leader in women’s rights, social justice philanthropy and women’s sports for three decades and enjoys helping people, families, and organizations live their values and materialize their vision. Her work as the self-designated “Chief Inspiration Officer” of the women’s funding movement and as a “Spiritual Jock” has elevated conversations around health, competition, personal excellence, abundance, and leadership equity for all. Tuti is an energetic facilitator, speaker and trainer working in the areas of organizational development, grantmaking and program impact, strategic planning, and brandraising.
Using her experiences as an athlete, basketball coach, former Chief Development Officer and co-CEO for the Women’s Sports Foundation, and philanthropist, Tuti is a high energy speaker and facilitator bringing ideas from sports, management, and life to philanthropic circles, women’s groups, and business teams. She frequently speaks on topics such as:
•“Making a Difference With Your Time, Talent and Treasure”
•“The Difference Between Good and Great”
•“Team Building, Brandraising and building a Culture of Philanthropy”
•”Living Your Values as an Organization, a Leader and a Philanthropist”
•“Leadership, Voice, and Power”
Clients include The Women’s Funding Network, International Women’s Development Agency, Women Moving Millions, Equal Rights Advocates, Center for Civil Liberties and Public Policy, The Muslim Women’s Fund, Aspen Institute Public Policy Programs, Union Theological Seminary, Jewish Women’s Foundations, Events of the Heart, Washington Area Women’s Foundation, among others. In addition, through leadership cohorts, fundraising coaching, organizational assessments and strategy advising, Tuti has worked directly with more than 75 women’s funds in the past five years.
Tuti is a certified fundraiser (CFRE from the Association of Fundraising Professionals), is a member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and serves on the Board of Directors of Tides, the Women Win Foundation, and the Advisory Board of the Girls Athletic Leadership School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Prior to the 15 years spent at the Women’s Sports Foundation, Tuti worked as the head administrator at the Amherst Family Chiropractic Center, as membership director at the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation in the United Kingdom, and as a personal trainer and basketball coach in Western Massachusetts.
She has been a point guard her entire life and enjoys the role of building and changing tempo, sharing the ball, and making people look good. Her current sports interests include cross country skiing, stand up paddleboarding, yoga, cycling, dancing, and power walks with friends.