My name is Colleen Dilenschneider. I work with executive decision-makers who are responsible and accountable for ensuring the long-term relevance and financial success of their mission-driven organizations. I focus on the evolution and deployment of innovative community engagement practices informed by proprietary data that both identify and predict trends in the market’s behavior.
(Requisite, overly-braggy version) Colleen Dilenschneider is the Chief Market Engagement Officer for IMPACTS, a global leader in predictive market intelligence. Widely regarded as a leader of the next generation of nonprofit management, Colleen is an authority on the evolution and deployment of innovative community engagement practices. Utilizing IMPACTS’s proprietary data that both identifies and predicts trends in market behavior, Colleen’s work helps nonprofit organizations maintain their relevance and build affinity with audiences essential to their long-term success.
Colleen has published numerous articles in both the nonprofit and general market media, and is a frequent speaker and contributor to prominent webinars and conferences. Colleen is a graduate of the University of Chicago and holds a Master in Public Administration specializing in Nonprofit Management from the University of Southern California.
On a personal note…
It may sound crazy to some, but I’m delighted to spend most of my time on the road (or, rather, “in the sky”) traveling to visit clients, do select speaking engagements, and work with world-class zoos, aquariums and museums throughout the world. (Check out my Foursquare record before I broke the airport-streak by driving the next week.) I have a two home bases: one in Chicago with a view that keeps me going, and another in London, where I get to spend the majority of my time. My family also lives in the City of the Big Shoulders - (a huge and lovely bonus) and I love being near them when I can to keep the ride alive.
I’m a true, energetic ENFJ and a vegetarian addicted to running who enjoys a good glass of red wine. I love beets – especially juiced (sounds weird, but so delicious). A few more of my personal interests include art theory, American history, trying out embarrassingly bad metaphors in public, goofy organized games with good friends, the poetry of ee cummings, eating pretty much all of the ketchup supplied at most restaurants, and exploring cities on foot. I also have a secret habit of planning escape routes at airports in the event of a zombie apocalypse (Maybe not-so-secret anymore…). Nerdy (but so awesome) fun fact? The New Idea two-row corn picker (1928 Corn Picker-Husker) invented by my great-grandfather is on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
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