January 26, 2023
10 Ways to Use Planned Giving Conversations to Increase Your Fundraising Dollars
Presented by Kelsey Picken
Kelsey Picken, PhD, CFRE, CSPG is currently director of planned giving at Cook Children’s Health Foundation. Prior to joining Cook Children’s, Kelsey served over a decade in fundraising across higher education, museums and health care sectors in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. in history and psychology from Grinnell College, and subsequently, her PhD in cultural studies from Claremont Graduate University. Her award-winning dissertation examines the power of the multitude in shifting social and physical legacies through philanthropy. In addition, Kelsey serves as a board member for Fort Worth Public Library Foundation and the Lone Star Council of Charitable Gift Planners. When not on the frontlines of the non-profit sector, Kelsey will be found traveling by car or train across the country to see as many national parks, obscure historical landmarks and hole-in-the-wall diners as possible.