Many People Give to People, Not Logos

Buying local. Farm to table. Getting involved in your child’s school. Sharing videos on social media. All of these things have something in common. They are all dependant on a connection to a cause.  If you buy local, you probably understand and care that a local entrepreneur’s business is going to succeed because you shop […]

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How iWave Performance Helps Fuel Fundraising Analytics

Guess what? We have a new feature straight out of development to share with you! Building off the success of our Insights feature, iWave’s newest addition called Performance will offer a new way to understand the major gift performance of a group of prospective donors. This new feature comes at a time when the nonprofit […]

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Power-Up Your Grateful Patient Program

Healthcare philanthropy is growing. According to Giving USA, donations to hospitals and healthcare organizations totalled over $40 billion in 2017. That’s the highest recorded giving level to date for healthcare organizations. Pretty impressive, right? However, while the overall nonprofit community may be in a period of steady growth, the number of major gift donors has […]

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Women May Not Fit Into a Traditional Donor Life Cycle

Guest Post by Kathleen Loehr In your work as a fundraiser, you may use the term “donor life cycle.” This model charts the path of a donor through several sequential phases of engagement and giving to causes they care about: first gift, occasional gifts, consistent annual gifts, major or stretch gifts, leadership role and accompanying […]

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How Prospect Research Factors Into Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Peer-to-peer fundraising is gaining popularity as a new and exciting fundraising strategy. As opposed to other strategies, it relies on the people around you – your supporters, your volunteers, and your advocates. Those key people are the fundraisers in a peer-to-peer campaign. Now don’t worry, they’re not going to put you out of a job […]

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How To Make Your Donors Feel Connected to Your Cause

Social connection is part of what makes the human experience so interesting and complex. Our relationships with one another are part of what fuels our thoughts, our ambitions, and in many cases, our happiness. As explored in this New York Times article here, social relationships are directly tied to health and well being. In the […]

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Fundraising Takeaways From AFP ICON 2019

Can you remember the feeling of coming home from a conference or an event and being so excited about what you learned, you could just burst? But then, you settle into your routine again and the pull of regular life takes hold. We’ve been there. But we have good news – the excitement doesn’t have […]

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How To Implement A Grateful Patient Program

Imagine you are the director of development at a hospital foundation in a mid-sized city. You have an average intake of 100 patients every day. You know from building lists in your prospect research tool that there are many wealthy individuals giving to healthcare causes in your area. But are they visiting your hospital? If they […]

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