How to Get Your Nonprofit Colleagues to Care About Research

You’ve probably heard the term “software as a service” or “SaaS”. It refers to a web-based software solution or delivery model which allows a customer to purchase software and access it online. I have always found this term to be interesting. Normally, when I’m thinking of a service, I think of a delivery service or […]

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7 Ways to Fundraise For Arts & Culture Organizations

If you had to pick just one thing nonprofit organizations have in common, it would most likely be something along the lines of “doing good in the world”. And what a thing to be proud of! Nonprofit organizations have this amazing privilege of serving their communities whether it’s through educating the next generation at a […]

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Fundraising in Higher Education: Back to School

I know, I know. Summer just started right?! But as we all know, summer is coming to a close and that means fall is about to hit. It also means that school’s back in session. Heading back to school is a great opportunity to refocus, plan, and look ahead to a great year. And for […]

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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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