Kirsten Kilchenstein is Vice President of Donor Relations at the Oregon Community Foundation. Her commitment to strengthening Oregon communities drew her to the Oregon Community Foundation in 2011. She brings 22 years of nonprofit leadership experience to direct OCF’s statewide donor relations department. Kirsten guides a talented donor relations team helping individuals and families turn their values into action through personalized giving strategies that leave a legacy that spans generations and geographies. Kirsten’s training in interpersonal communication, combined with her passion for helping people find meaning through their giving, fuels her work with OCF families. She finds inspiration in the many stories of generous Oregonians who step forward in large and small ways to strengthen communities through their philanthropy. Kirsten enjoys spending time with her two children, biking, camping, reading and participating in efforts to advance equity for all. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution and is a certified practitioner of mediation and multi-generational family giving.


Community Foundation Spark Session: Business Models for Family Philanthropy (Round 2)

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Kirsten Kilchenstein, Phillip Lanham, Tony Macklin

Your community foundation wants to provide more intensive services to multi-generation and multi-branch families. But how will you define your customer segments and their goals? What unique value proposition will you deliver? How will you develop capacity and partners? And, what will be your model for revenues and costs? The community foundation field is experimenting with a variety of answers… Read More

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