Thank You

March is a special month to celebrate prospect development.  It’s also a special time to say thank you to our clients and the nonprofit community itself. We’ve been fortunate to meet many clients at Apra and other association conferences, at onsite meetings, and certainly during live demos and success calls.  Prospect research is a unique […]

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When, Why, and How to Use Political Data

Many prospective donors don’t give to charity exclusively.  Some also support the democratic process by donating to elected officials, campaigns, and policy platforms.  Every election cycle, tens of thousands of individuals pledge funds ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars to support their candidates. With iWave’s Canadian Political Contributions and US Political Giving […]

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Best Practices for Leveraging Real Estate Data

Fundraising intelligence is all about gathering relevant information to make an informed ask.  Whether you have a paid subscription to an online research platform, or are using free resources like Zillow, real estate information is critical knowledge to have.  Real estate provides key insight regarding a major gift prospect’s personality, net worth, debt, and other […]

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When, Why, and How to Use Wealth Data

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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Taking a Deep Dive Into Your Donor Database

For some of our readers, identifying new prospects is a real challenge.  But for some nonprofits, the real challenge may be having too many prospects and too little information on each individual.  You may have all kinds of people in your donor database, but remember that not all donors (and not all prospects) are made equal. If you’re having […]

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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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2017 In Review

2017 was a great year for the nonprofit community, and it was also one of the busiest years ever for iWave Information Systems.  As we approach the holidays, it’s time to reflect on the year soon coming to pass.  Here is a brief review of what we’ve been up to at iWave headquarters over the […]

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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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