Senior Vice President, Planned and Annual Giving
National Park Foundation
Nicole Engdahl established the foundation’s formalized planned giving department in 2015 — leading estate giving efforts as part of the organization’s $550 million Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks. Today, Nicole leads three departments at the foundation: direct response, mid-level giving, and charitable gift planning. She has more than 20 years of fundraising experience. Before joining the foundation, Nicole helped to expand the U.S. estate-giving program at Special Olympics International. Previously, Nicole was a planned giving officer for the National Geographic Society. Her past experience also includes serving as director of development for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, strengthening annual giving at St. Olaf College, and helping lead the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Wisconsin Chapter. Nicole is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® and an incoming board member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.
Senior Director, Planned Giving
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Emily Haynes covers nonprofit fundraising for the Chronicle. Haynes previously worked at WAMU 88.5, Washington’s NPR station. There, she coordinated a podcast incubator program and edited for the hyperlocal news site DCist.com. Her past experience includes serving as assistant managing editor at the Center for American Progress.