Katie  Deutschman

Katie Deutschman


Katie Deutschman has been serving as a development professional for more than 14 years.  During that time she has raised more than $36 million for the Southern California community.  

In 2001, Katie founded Turtle Type, Inc., a fundraising consulting firm that focuses on taking time to understand clients’ needs and find effective solutions to meet development goals. Katie has worked with large and small nonprofits and government agencies including school districts, county public health departments, social service agencies, art and cultural agencies, and nonprofits that focus on providing a variety of youth services.  

Katie led the grant component of the Bowers Museum’s $16 million capital campaign in 2006, and served on the museum’s capacity building team.  Katie chairs the Saint Mary Magdalen School Development Committee, and serves on the SMMS Consultative Board and the La Reina High School Advancement Committee.  She is also a member of the Livingston Memorial Foundation Board.  She formerly served as the parent representative on the Board of Trinity Children’s Place Preschool and as a member of the La Reina High School Strategic Planning Fund Development & Communications Committees.  Katie successfully completed the course of study for an Honors English Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of San Diego in 1998.  A native of Ventura County, she resides in Camarillo with her husband and children.



Katie specializes in developing strategic advancement and capacity building plans to meet clients’ needs and goals; preparing government, foundation, and corporate grant applications; orchestrating annual giving and major donor programs; implementing corporate sponsorship programs; administering community needs and resource assessments; and developing sustainability plans for programs. Her expertise also includes working with clients to design programs, prepare program budgets, draft strategic plans, develop evaluation tools and techniques, and provide effective development trainings for board and staff members.