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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How To Implement A Grateful Patient Program

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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What is Fundraising Intelligence and Why is it so Important?

You may have noticed, but we talk about Fundraising Intelligence a lot. And there’s a good reason for that. We believe in it! If you’ve never heard of the term before, think business intelligence – for fundraising. In the age of technology, social networking, and an overall overload of information, business intelligence takes data and […]

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Major Gifts From Major Donors: a New Ebook

A brand new eBook from iWave: Want to know more about how to find major donors and what to do after you’ve found them? Then, it’s your lucky day! We’ve teamed up with Causeview, a built-for-salesforce donor management system, to share our secrets about major gift fundraising. In this guide, we’ll show you everything you […]

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Why New Nonprofits Should Care About Prospect Research

If you’re a seasoned prospect researcher, you already care about prospect research. But if you’re new to the industry, or if your nonprofit organization is less than 2 years old, you might not be aware of the benefits of fundraising intelligence. Fundraising intelligence or prospect research is the technique of using data to understand your […]

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Do You Focus on Women? It Matters to Your Bottom Line.

Guest Post by Kathleen Loehr I am committed to growing women’s philanthropy. Why? I’ve been in the philanthropic sector for 35 years as a woman donor, fundraiser and nonprofit leader. In that time, I’ve seen women’s power and earnings grow – and the philanthropic sector repeatedly fail to take full advantage of this new reality. […]

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How to Make Better Sense of Your Wealth Screen Results

We all know a wealth screen is a powerful tool in a nonprofit professional’s toolbox.  But the results you get back can often be complex.  Without the right know-how, it’s easy to get confused.  Here are some proven strategies to better organize and evaluate your wealth screening results. Picture This Let’s imagine we just received […]

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

Guest Post by Kathleen Loehr 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 […]

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