Five Things You Need To Know About Women’s Giving Behavior

Women give differently than men, but they definitely give. Take a look at these statistics: Single women are more likely than similarly-situated single men to give to charity. Women give significantly more than similarly-situated men at almost all income levels. Women have a significant impact on household giving patterns. For every $10,000 that the wife’s […]

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Are You Ready for Giving Tuesday 2018?

Giving Tuesday is coming up next month.  Are you ready? The “International Day of Giving” happens every year on the Tuesday after US Thanksgiving.  In the last number of years, this has been a time dominated by sales, giveaways, and demands to Buy! Buy! Buy! as we head into the holiday season.  Giving Tuesday is the nonprofit […]

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Optimize Your Nonprofit Newsletter to Attract More Donations

Effective communication is a vital component of relationship management.  This is especially true with relationships between nonprofits and their donors.  If an individual, company, or foundation contributes a donation of any kind, they deserve to know where their money is going and how it’s helping your mission.  If a donor is “in the know”, they […]

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School Is In! Fundraising Opportunities for Advancement Departments

It’s that glorious time of year.  Summer has ended (okay, maybe not so glorious), but with September’s arrival comes the refreshing sense of getting back to business after a period of fun in the sun.  Of course, it also means students are back at school.  For some of our readers working in advancement and development […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Wealth Screening Method

  Does trying to get to know your donors feel like stumbling around in the dark? Does getting an understanding of your donor’s wealth capacity feel like a never-ending uphill battle? Does finding out whether your donor supports organizations like yours feel like running a marathon with two left shoes? Does constantly hearing these analogies […]

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How to Leverage Corporate Data to Find More Major Gift Donors

Earlier in August, iWave hosted a webinar by Claire Kerr of Fronstream called Serious Business: Digital Strategies to Boost Corporate Support.  Last week, we published a post about how to attract financial support from corporations and their related charities. This week, let’s consider some opportunities to use corporate data in a different way.  Here’s how to […]

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How to Attract More Corporate Support For Your Nonprofit

Earlier in August, iWave hosted a webinar by Claire Kerr of Fronstream called Serious Business: Digital Strategies to Boost Corporate Support.  In the spirit of that webinar, here are some organizational and fundraising intelligence strategies you can use to attract more financial help from corporations.  (And stay tuned — next time, we’ll discuss ways to identify […]

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Working Together: Simple Ways to Align Your Team’s iWave Activity

You know the old saying: Many hands make light work. Due to a variety of factors, many prospect development teams are small, ranging from 1-10 people.  Someone responsible for prospect research may also wear a variety of other hats, from volunteer coordinator to executive director. On the flip side, there is also a danger in […]

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Prospect Ratings: The Pillars of Fundraising Intelligence

At any one time, your nonprofit’s development office might be creating profiles for hundreds or thousands of past, present, and potential major gift donors.  And with each profile involving scores of data points, notes, and summaries, it’s easy to suffer from information overload. But what if there was a way to boil all that fundraising […]

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