Want to work together? Request that we look into a data cut? Submit a media inquiry?


We’d love to hear from you! Please use the form below. You will be answered by our awesome Project Coordinator, Bethany Corriveau Gotschall.


Speaking or workshop interest

Colleen Dilenschneider and Jim Hekkers enjoy participating in strategic conversations, presenting keynotes, leading workshops, conducting class lectures, and working with great organizations. Please fill out the form below and we will reply with our Speaking or Workshop Information Form as an email attachment. The form includes general information about speaking and workshop fees, and is incredibly helpful as a means of introducing us to your organization. You can learn more about working with us here.


Media inquiries

We try to reply to these messages as quickly as possible, as we understand that there is often a time crunch.  I (Colleen) am generally happy to talk data and industry trends, and provide helpful information. That said, I do not share data regarding individual organizations without appropriate permissions – even if I’ve made it clear on this website that IMPACTS is tracking metrics regarding a specific organization.


KYOB topic requests

The best ideas for data queries for the National Awareness, Attitudes, and Usage Study come from cultural executives and other Know Your Own Bone readers. You guys are in it – working hard to understand audiences so that you may most effectively educate and inspire the masses. We cannot promise that we’ll be able to get to the bottom of every question, but we can promise that we’ll dig in and see what helpful information we might obtain permission to share. We are always looking for new ideas for data queries or topic analysis – and we’re appreciative to those who reach out to share ideas about what national trend information might be most helpful.

What’s the decision-making timeframe for potential visitors to cultural organizations? (Here’s the answer.) Are tax deductions a major driver of membership purchases? (Check out the data). Are cultural entities doing any better at reaching new audiences? (Here’s the math.) These are just a few articles that would not exist if leaders hadn’t reached out on this site.

As a note: I am not able to publish data regarding regions or specific organizations on KYOB. However, I am thrilled to share data and trends for regions, demographics, or specific organization types in keynotes, trend workshops, or boot camps!


Promoting a product or service? No thanks. I don’t advertise on this site. I also don’t accept guest posts from entities looking to promote their products or services. I get a great deal of these inquiries, but they don’t align with what I do or why I do it. Please do not contact me for these purposes.


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