What Google Autocomplete Says About Nonprofits

We’ve all seen those Google autocomplete videos. If you haven’t, where have you been? Just kidding. Seriously, you should watch these! Now that I’ve taken you down the deep dark rabbit hole of “videos on the internet”, you may be thinking, “what does this have to do with me?”. I’m glad you asked. People Google […]

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Managing Your Donors: The Need For A Donor Management System

A donor management software (DMS) might be the best thing for your nonprofit since sliced bread. Pardon the cliché for a second and let us explain. DMSs are like really big filing cabinets that live in the cloud and track everything about your organization. We mean, like everything. Want to track emails from sales reps […]

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Nonprofit Trends to Look For in 2019

We have a unique perspective here at iWave – we are immersed in two worlds. Our clients live in the nonprofit world. We live in the software world. We invest in our solutions, so our clients can invest in the world around them. In our conversations around the office, we love talking about nonprofit and technology […]

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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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Tips To Manage Your Prospect Research Data

In today’s nonprofit world, using software to fundraise is the norm. For all the good technology brings however, sometimes it seems to complicate lives more than simplify them. Even if your organization uses just one tool, knowing how and when to organize data is tricky. Whether you’re a large organization, mid-size shop, or a small […]

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Annual Gifts and Major Gifts Don’t Need to Be Mutually Exclusive

Annual gifts support the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.  Major gifts, by nature, are much larger gifts with a focus on the future.  While many organizations dream of getting that one big gift that will solve everything, most nonprofits depend on a combination of annual and major gifts to meet short-term needs and long-term goals. The […]

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The iWave Roundtable Returns!

Welcome to another edition of the iWave Roundtable, where we gather some of the best minds in the nonprofit community to discuss all things prospect development and fundraising. This time around, we are joined by an esteemed group: Vidya Kagan — Director of Data Management and Research, Menlo School Paul D’Alessandro — President, D’Alessandro Inc. […]

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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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