What We Do

Established in May 2016, Scott Advocacy and Consulting, LLC offers a range of services to help nonprofits, community-based organizations, and public agencies further policy and legislative changes, strengthen their organizations, and raise grant revenue.


Scott Advocacy and Consulting, LLC’s areas of subject matter expertise include: policy and legislative advocacy; organizational development; child abuse prevention and family support; child welfare; early childhood; and the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study.


We provide assistance throughout Iowa, individually tailored to meet your organization’s needs and goals.


Our Approach

Our Story


Photo of Steve in graduation gown
Steve receiving Harvard degree (1992)
Steve in his early years, posing with a group of kids.
Steve as organizer in Indianapolis (1972)

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About the Founder

Steve Scott, founder of Scott Advocacy and Consulting, LLC,  has 40 years of nonprofit experience in managing organizations; effecting policy, legal, and legislative change; developing and implementing projects; and raising grant revenue.


From 1996-2016, Steve was executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, leading its statewide family support efforts and engaging community members in the cause of child abuse prevention. Steve oversaw Prevent Child Abuse Iowa’s program, evaluation, research, and technical assistance efforts on behalf of more than 80 Iowa community-based organizations. He also represented PCA Iowa and the cause of child abuse prevention at the Iowa Legislature, where he tracked bills, advocated at committee hearings, met with legislators, and kept informed an email network of 240 advocates. In 2016, Steve received awards for his advocacy from Early Childhood Iowa and the Polk County CAN Prevention Council.


To sustain PCA Iowa’s efforts, Steve worked with and supported PCA Iowa’s board of directors, including: recruiting and training new directors, ensuring appropriate financial and organizational oversight, and assisting its planning processes. Steve managed an annual budget of over $700,000, which required substantial grant writing to secure public and private funding for PCA Iowa’s projects and administration.


Before PCA Iowa, Steve developed strategies for improving child and family services at the Child and Family Policy Center in Des Moines (1993-96); educated federal legislators and senior staff on children’s issues (Urban Institute, D.C., 1992-93); advocated for people with disabilities as staff attorney and deputy director of the Minnesota Disability Law Center (1977-1991); provided legal services to low-income residents at Lehigh Valley Legal Services in Pennsylvania (1975-77); and served as a community organizer in Indianapolis (1970-72).


Steve received an MPA from the Kennedy School at Harvard University (1992) and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1975).

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Experience That Counts

Learn more about Steve's history of service and accomplishments by viewing his resume.