The Top 5 iWave FAQs Answered by the iWave Team

Every day, the iWave team works closely with development professionals from nonprofits of every size and scope. Some are longtime clients, others are looking at prospect research tools for the first time, and still, others are looking to switch from different software and start using iWave. In all these conversations we hear a number of […]


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 […]


5 Great Uses of iWave Credits

  Here’s a question: How many iWave credits do you have? Okay, how about this one: Are you using them? We introduced the iWave Score and iWave Screening to make it easier for clients to prioritize and segment major gift prospects. These features are powered by iWave credits. To help you get the most out […]


Integrating PRO With Your Donor Database

Convergence is everywhere For many of us, our workday is centered around a computer.  Historically, this meant running several applications at the same time, jumping between them, and manually exporting and importing data back and forth.  For better or worse, those days are coming to an end (and we think it’s for the best). We […]


How to Leverage #GivingTuesday In Your Major Gift Program

The 2017 edition of Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday on Twitter) is here.  Some nonprofits don’t get the hype, but for others the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is the biggest donation day for the whole year.  If you’re not part of the movement, there’s never been a better time to get started! Not sure what Giving Tuesday is?  […]


Are Prospect Profiles Worth It?

Whether you’re a researcher or fundraiser, you may have a love/hate relationship with the prospect profile. Yes, they can be time consuming to create (unless you use PRO’s automatic profile builder, that is).  But if your development team doesn’t use profiles at all, you could be missing out.  Since a profile is the master document […]


Finding New Donors With Political Contributions

Many prospective donors give not only to support various nonprofit organizations, but also to support various elected officials and campaign platforms. Every election cycle, tens of thousands of individuals pledge funds ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars to support their candidates. Consider these thoughts from industry consultant Lori Lawson in her previous […]

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Trust As a Service

Last week, iWave hosted Lori Lawson of for an engaging webinar on prospect research ethics.  Lori discussed, among other topics, data transparency and security.  She challenged prospect researchers to remember that “data is people.”  She also encouraged researchers to talk to their software solutions providers to learn about their commitment to transparency and security. Lori discussed the […]