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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3 Strategies For Elevating Your Grateful Patient Program

Earlier this month, iWave announced it’s new grateful patient program and patient screening feature. With iWave, a grateful patient program will benefit from billions of data points and the industry’s most-user friendly platform. Combined with iWave’s one-of-a-kind wealth screening, healthcare organizations are able to make more targeted and educated major gift asks. For those not […]

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Lifestyle Search: 3 Ways To Use iWave’s Newest Search Feature

Psst, you heard it here first. Next week we’re launching a new way to search and prospect, the Lifestyle search. This new feature will save time and help you identify prospective donors based on the causes they support and the interests they are affiliated with. With us helping you prospect, you’ll gain more prospective donors […]

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How Prospect Research Factors Into Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Peer-to-peer fundraising is gaining popularity as a new and exciting fundraising strategy. As opposed to other strategies, it relies on the people around you – your supporters, your volunteers, and your advocates. Those key people are the fundraisers in a peer-to-peer campaign. Now don’t worry, they’re not going to put you out of a job […]

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How To Make Your Donors Feel Connected to Your Cause

Social connection is part of what makes the human experience so interesting and complex. Our relationships with one another are part of what fuels our thoughts, our ambitions, and in many cases, our happiness. As explored in this New York Times article here, social relationships are directly tied to health and well being. In the […]

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5 Steps to Follow Before and After Your Wealth Screening

Guest Post by Vidya Kagan, Menlo School Perhaps you’ve just signed up for your first wealth screening tool – congratulations and how exciting! Even if you’ve been doing this for a long while, this post is full of real-world best practices for your first or even your 100th wealth screening! Research is a vital part […]

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Fundraising Takeaways From AFP ICON 2019

Can you remember the feeling of coming home from a conference or an event and being so excited about what you learned, you could just burst? But then, you settle into your routine again and the pull of regular life takes hold. We’ve been there. But we have good news – the excitement doesn’t have […]

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iWave Primer: Learn How to Leverage Real Estate Data, Find Volunteers and Double Your Donations

A prospect research tool is handy when you’re a nonprofit. Depending on the tool your organization uses, you’re able to compile pieces of data around a prospect to paint a picture on their fit as a major gift prospect. In iWave, for example,  you can conduct wealth screening, build prospect profiles, and conduct searches on […]

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Find Your Hidden Gems: Next-Level Wealth Screening

iWave has come a long way in 27 years. From delivering data on CD-ROM via snail mail, to introducing feature-after-feature on our easy-to-use platform, it’s been quite a ride. And we’ve learned quite a bit during that time. One of our biggest lessons and points of pride over the years has been to take the […]

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