iWave’s Wealth Datasets: When, Why, and How to Use Them

Looking for wealthy prospects?  You’ve come to the right place. Wealth data is the primary factor in determining a prospect’s financial capacity to give. Whether you are new to iWave or need a refresher, here is a quick breakdown of iWave’s wealth datasets and how to get the most out of them. Thomson Reuters Thomson […]

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What Amount Makes a “Major” Gift?

Major gifts are the largest donations a nonprofit organization receives.  But the exact dollar amount varies.  A new study reveals that not all gifts (or nonprofits) are made equal. The size of a gift depends on the organization’s service, operating budget, community, and fundraising base (local, regional, or international).  Major gifts make up close to […]

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3 Tips to Jumpstart Your Fundraising in 2018

2017 is over, the holiday season has come and gone, and we’re still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about the new year.  But with the new year comes new (and some old) challenges.  One of the biggest challenges facing nonprofits is also one of the most critical: How do you maintain fundraising momentum? December is a wonderful […]

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How to Implement Daily Patient Screening

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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How to Leverage #GivingTuesday In Your Major Gift Program

The 2017 edition of Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday on Twitter) is here.  Some nonprofits don’t get the hype, but for others the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is the biggest donation day for the whole year.  If you’re not part of the movement, there’s never been a better time to get started! Not sure what Giving Tuesday is?  […]

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Moves Management

Moves management is the process of identifying a potential donor and “moving” them from new prospect to major gift donor.  Here is a brief overview of the moves management process and how iWave’s PRO can help along the way. Identification To begin, you must first know whom to look for.  Prospect screening is vital for identifying new […]

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Conversation Starters: Strategies That Open Doors to Major Gift Success

by Paul D’Alessandro Donors, Then and Now In the late 80’s I worked on my very first capital campaign for a major university.  I remember walking into the room where there were a few prospect researchers.  They had a stack of books to look up information on donors, and they would draw insight from published […]

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Why Be A Fundraiser?

The goal of fundraising is to build relationships and work with donors to create real change. By Michael Nilsen, Vice President, Communications and Public Policy Association of Fundraising Professionals Philanthropy in Canada Canada has an incredible tradition of philanthropy – giving, volunteering and other activities that support charitable causes.  According to the Association of Fundraising […]

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