Fundraising Intelligence Isn’t Just for Large Nonprofits

If you work with a hometown nonprofit with only a few staff and a small pool of donors, you may think a fundraising intelligence (aka prospect research) platform is out of your league.  You may even think that since your nonprofit has relatively modest fundraising goals, you don’t need an FI tool in the first place. […]

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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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Finding Passionate Volunteers with Prospect Research

Every nonprofit depends on monetary donations to survive and thrive.  But where would nonprofits be without passionate citizens eager to lend a helping hand? Good volunteers are hard to find and even harder to keep.  That’s why it’s important to find the “right” volunteers with skills and interests that are aligned with your nonprofit’s mission.  […]

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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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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 annoy […]

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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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Small Steps: Considerations When Creating a Data and Research Function in Your Development Office

Guest post by Vidya Kagan, Menlo School Data and research: the two things that development professionals know they need but have little time to do. We know the importance of data and how it can help our development teams be more effective and efficient. With the myriad of resources available, the expectation is that the development […]

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