10 Quick Tips for Optimizing Your Next Prospect Screen

Whether you are a veteran prospect researcher or this is your first time attempting a prospect screen, here are some fast tips for you to think about over your next coffee break. Please note: some of these tips are specific to iWave’s screening solution, PROscreen.    1. Screen early, screen often A development thought-leader at […]

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“When Should I Screen My Donors?” Five Case Studies

In our previous post, we shared some must-have features to look for in your prospect screening solution.  But if you’ve never attempted a screen before, you might be wondering: in what situations does a screen even make sense? Here are five case studies that might help you decide when a screen is right for you. […]

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3 Must-Haves For Your Prospect Screening Solution

Prospect research is a comprehensive analysis of a prospective donor’s potential to contribute to your nonprofit with a major gift.  Wealth screening – or as we like to call it, prospect screening – is just one step of that overall research process.  However, screening is a fundamental strategy that can save time, resources, and help […]

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How to Better Align Prospect Research and Fundraising

Imagine you’re the president of a small company.  The marketplace is highly competitive, and investors are counting on you to grow revenue.  But your Sales team has exhausted their best leads, and Marketing efforts have atrophied.  Each team blames the other, citing a laundry list of failures.  Your head is in your hands – year-end […]

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Prospect Research Roundtable #1

Welcome to the first (of many) iWave Roundtables.  To help celebrate #ResearchPride, iWave connected with prospect researchers to learn about their “day in the life.”  The guinea pigs for our first roundtable are: Sara Glover / Prospect Management and Research Officer, Wilfrid Laurier University Wilfrid Laurier University is a world-class postsecondary institution.  Laurier is involved […]

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Recap: APRA Regional Conference (ARC) 2017

We’ve just returned from beautiful Atlanta, Georgia.  Earlier this week, two members of the iWave team had the pleasure of meeting prospect development professionals from across the eastern United States at the APRA Regional Conference (ARC) 2017.  Since we had such a great time, we wanted to share our #myAPRAstory about this great event. Conference attendees were […]

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#RESEARCHPRIDE Is Back!

Prospect Research Pride It’s amazing how fast a year goes – #ResearchPride is back again!  This is a special celebration dedicated to creating awareness for the important, integral, and critical work of prospect researchers. If you’re not familiar with prospect research, it’s the identification and analysis of prospective donors (individuals, companies, and trusts) to learn […]

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How to Optimize Social Media In Your Fundraising

Social media continues to revolutionize how we interact with the world (especially the digital one) and the people around us.  But while many nonprofits have integrated social media into their fundraising strategy, few employ the following tactics that give their online presence a boost. First, some fast facts for you.  Social media is the number […]

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BUSTED: 4 Prospect Development Myths

Myths, mistruths, fake news…there’s a lot of information out there, but you can’t believe everything you read.  We’re here to dispel of the myths that persist in the nonprofit world, particularly in regards to prospect development. MYTH: Automation will make prospect researchers obsolete Technology is advancing so fast that headlines, not to mention the average person, […]

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3 Best Practices for Effective Relationship Mapping

Earlier in 2017, iWave introduced relationship data to Prospect Research Online.  We also published a recent blog post on how to get started with relationship mapping.  Now we’re going to cover three (3) best practices for implementing a functional mapping program that provides great results. If you’re unfamiliar with relationship mapping as it pertains to […]

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