prospect research manager resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Profile
Expert Prospect Researcher with 15 years of development research experience and a proven track record of successfully researching individuals, corporations and foundations to secure funding for nonprofits. Proficient in all prospect research tools and databases. Ability to take a potential donor from the start to the fundraising finish line.
  • Expert knowledge of all prospect research tools
  • Data-mining skills
  • Thorough prospect profiles
  • Nexis, Dunn & Bradstreet, real estate research, IWAVE, alumnifinder use and more
  • Superb time management skills
  • Raiser's Edge proficiency
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Self motivated
  • Strong communication skills
Prospect Research Manager, 07/2015 - 07/2017
Detroit Zoo Royal Oak, MI, Collaborate with clients to create a prospect research experience focused on prospect management and campaign strategy. Clients have included:  The Royal Ontario Museum, The NASA Glenn Visitor Center, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The International Women's Air and Space Museum, The Rochester Museum and Science Center, The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and The R & B Hall of Fame and Museum.
Prospect Researcher, 04/2005 - 07/2015
Denver Museum Of Nature & Science Denver, CO,
Integrated Health System; 15 hospitals; 26,000 Employees; 2,500 Providers
  • Assisted in achieving a $1 Billion campaign goal one year ahead of schedule for University Hospitals of Cleveland.
  • Managed work with help of standard research techniques and screened profiles for prospective donors.
  • Evaluated information and edited data for various comprehensive profiles.
  • Coordinated with development directors and developed fundraising strategies and identified required prospects.
  • Performed research on prospects through various newspaper and journals.
  • Maintained information on all prospective donors, prepared a database for major donors.
  • Prepared donor list and updated it on a tracking system.
  • Ensured compliance to all standards and guidelines.
Prospect Researcher, 01/2002 - 04/2005
Denver Museum Of Nature & Science Denver, CO,
  • Coordinated and strategized with development team to identify and solicit prospective donors.
  • Developed research reports and prepared donor biographies.
  • Maintained and updated donor records in Raiser Edge and prepared reports.
  • Administered work of wealth screening projects and prepared various screening tools.
  • Participated in weekly development meetings.
Master of Arts: History, Expected in
Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH
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​Graduate Research and Writing Assistant

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Expected in
Kent State University - Kent, OH
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Senior Sales Associate, 03/2015 - Current
Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. San Francisco, CA, CA
  • Applied security and loss prevention training toward recognizing risks and reducing store theft
  • Trained and developed sales team associates in products, selling techniques and procedures
  • Maintained organized, presentable merchandise to drive continuous sales
  • Implemented up-selling strategies for recommending accessories and complementary purchases

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School Attended

  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University

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  • Prospect Research Manager
  • Prospect Researcher
  • Prospect Researcher


  • Master of Arts
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