Marianne is a The co-founder and Co-Director of The Engage Network,that works to build change on a human scale through creating distributive networks and engagement pathways. Prior to Engage, Manilov's 20-plus year career as a grassroots organizer, media strategist and writer, included running campaigns and programs for groups such as Amnesty International and Greenpeace International. She is the co-founder and former Executive Director of The Center for Commercial-Free Public Education, home of the UNPLUG campaign against Channel One. Under Manilov’s direction, the Center was credited with bringing the issue of corporate influence and advertising in schools onto the national agenda, including bi-partisan congressional hearings. She serves on the board of directors of the Movement Strategy Center, and EarthRights International. She is part of the Full Circle Fund, a network of engaged philanthropists.