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Jo Theodosopoulos

Jo Theodosopoulos

Manager of Prospect Development

The Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

Innovative development intelligence specialist, research and reference provider, and partner in creating relationships.

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The Minneapolis Foundation

Prospect Research Analyst

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Sanford Health Foundation

Research Development & Prospect Management Analyst

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.

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The Minneapolis Foundation

Manager of Prospect Development

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

Lead Development Associate

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.

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VistaComm

Managing Editor

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.

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National American University

Dean of Student Services

Organized and implemented campus events; provided student assistance; reported on student attendance and enrollment; managed campus bookstore; supervised bookstore workstudy students.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MLIS, Library and Information Science

South Dakota State University

Bachelor's, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities