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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4 Things Fundraising Events Generate (Besides Money)

Guest Post by Summy Lau, Winspire The #1 goal of fundraising events – think fundraising galas, dinners, benefit concerts, golf tournaments, charity auctions and more – is to raise money. However, they also have significant fringe benefits that lead to more support down the line. In this post, we will look at four benefits of fundraisers […]

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How DatabaseUSA Data Will Boost Your Prospect Research

The Newest iWave Database You may have read our press release from a few weeks ago that iWave now offers data from DatabaseUSA.com (currently in beta).  But do you know just how much of a game-changer this database is for iWave users? Four new datasets are available for your research and fundraising needs: Companies (15+ […]

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What Are Donor Advised Funds and How Can They Help My Organization?

Defining donor advised funds According to the IRS, a donor advised fund (DAF) is a separately identified fund or account that is maintained and operated by a section 501(c)(3) organization, called the sponsoring organization.   Each DAF account is composed of contributions made by an individual donor.  Once the donor makes the contribution, the sponsoring […]

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Stewarding Major Gifts With Your Donor Management Software

Guest post by Doron Barbalat of Causeview We recently shared tips on the iWave blog about the first steps to take after identifying a potential major gifts prospect. These included tactics for relationship building and strategies for presenting gift options. For the best stewardship results, and to make the best use of the fundraising intelligence you have […]

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Annual Funds: You Don’t Get What You Don’t Ask For

Part 3 of The Power of Research series by Mary Richter Background In this three-part series, I am going to highlight the ways in which prospect research informs and guides the work of development fundraising officers.  I’ve relied on my research skills to support my work as an annual fund director, campaign director, and advancement […]

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How to Fill a Fundraising Campaign Pipeline

Part 2 of The Power of Research series by Mary Richter Background In this three-part series, I am going to highlight the ways in which prospect research informs and guides the work of development fundraising officers.  I’ve relied on my research skills to support my work as an annual fund director, campaign director, and advancement […]

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iWave Identified By G2 Crowd As A Top Canadian Tech Company

G2 Crowd is a peer-to-peer website that allows product users of business software to rate and review their products. In December of 2017, they at the ever-growing Canadian tech scene. With over 1,500 tech companies in Canada, G2 Crowd mentioned the country is positioning itself to become a global leader in the start-up space. Through […]

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After Identifying a Major Donor Prospect, What Comes Next?

Guest post by Doron Barbalat of Causeview. Fortunately, in this day and age, there are many ways to identify a major donor prospect. Donor intelligence solutions can help us analyze our supporters and suggest the best candidates. Alternatively, donors can self-identify as major gift prospects several ways, through their actions online or at our events. […]

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The Power of Research Part 1: Board Nominations

Guest Post by Mary Richter (Part 1) Background In this three-part series, I am going to highlight the ways in which prospect research informs and guides the work of development fundraising officers. My 20-year career in fundraising began at the entry-level in a small organization with only four staff.  This was just a few years […]

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