Chief Market Engagement Officer
Widely regarded as a leader of the next generation of nonprofit executive management, Colleen Dilenschneider oversees multiple audience engagement initiatives on behalf of clients in the nonprofit and cultural sectors. Colleen uses data to both identify and predict emerging market opportunities, and helps nonprofit organizations maintain their relevance and secure their long-term financial futures by building affinity with their onsite and virtual audiences. Colleen has worked with many of the most admired and successful entities in the nonprofit realm, including projects concerning the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, Carnegie Museums, Stanford University, Exploratorium, National Park Service, Colonial Williamsburg, San Diego Zoo, and many others. Colleen also currently serves on the Board of Directors at the National Aquarium. She is the author and publisher of the popular website Know Your Own Bone, a data-informed resource for cultural organizations, and has been a featured expert in sources ranging from NPR’s Marketplace to The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. She has been prominently featured in many national museum publications, and as required reading for museum studies and professional development programs globally.