Anne Jin Soo Preston, Director of Research

Anne joined Creation In Common in 2013.  For nearly a decade, Anne has conducted extensive research, data collection, and analysis in the arts, culture, science, education, social service, and health related fields. Previously as an independent consultant, she helped small, medium, and large-sized organizations identify and respond to local and national funding opportunities, develop organizational infrastructures, and key marketing and communications strategies. Prior to consulting, Anne worked at the University of Minnesota for over 15 years managing grants, programs, and communications. Anne holds a Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership from the University of Minnesota. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Minnesota, focusing on nonprofit board service. Anne currently co-leads the strategy and execution of Board Repair, an independent network to create a more effective nonprofit sector by increasing participation of people of color on boards and committees in the Twin Cities. Anne lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two miniature pinschers.