Colleen Dilenschneider, widely regarded as a leader of the next generation of non-profit executive management, oversees multiple audience engagement initiatives on behalf of clients in the non-profit and cultural sectors. Colleen uses data to both identify and predict market opportunities, and helps non-profit organisations maintain their relevance and secure their long-term financial futures by building affinity with their on-site and virtual audiences. Colleen has worked with many of the most admired and successful clients in the non-profit realm, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, Carnegie Museums, Stanford University, Exploratorium, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Tennessee Aquarium, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), San Diego Zoo, and Wildlife Conservation Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the National Aquarium.
Colleen is the author and publisher of the website Know Your Own Bone, a data-informed strategic resource for cultural organisations, and has been a featured expert in sources ranging from NPR’s Marketplace to The Wall Street Journal. She has been prominently featured in many national museum publications, and as required reading for museum studies and professional development programs nationwide.