The Minneapolis Foundation
Prospect Research Analyst
May 2014 — February 2017
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Innovative development intelligence specialist, research and reference provider, and partner in creating relationships.
In this role, I partner with development professionals to influence their efforts in support of the largest rural not-for-profit health system in the nation. I work with teams across Sioux Falls, SD; Fargo, ND; Bismarck, ND; Bemidji, MN; and Hillsboro, ND.
I built this position from the ground up, starting initially with the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation team and expanding the role to the Sanford Health Foundation enterprise. I created all of the department's necessary processes, procedures, forms, and templates, and continue to identify and recommend the best tools necessary for the job in this rapidly evolving industry.
I operate a one-person shop, responsible for all the research, directing my efforts toward analytics, identifying new donor prospects, and researching individuals, corporations, foundations, and more.
While at the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, I recruited, provided leadership to, and motivated a team of volunteers to identify prospects and help exceed the five-year goal of $1 million raised exclusively through the Foundation’s annual fundraising event, City Blossom. In addition, I planned and facilitated all major Foundation events, including City Blossom, the annual donor reception, and ad hoc workshops offered to area nonprofits. I performed all prospect/donor research for the organization and served as primary staff liaison to the volunteer Development Committee.
Managed all print and web projects to keep them on time and on budget; proofread all outgoing projects; provided price estimates for clients; served as liaison to print vendors and clients; provided quality assurance.
Organized and implemented campus events; provided student assistance; reported on student attendance and enrollment; managed campus bookstore; supervised bookstore workstudy students.