How to Get Your Nonprofit Colleagues to Care About Research

You’ve probably heard the term “software as a service” or “SaaS”. It refers to a web-based software solution or delivery model which allows a customer to purchase software and access it online. I have always found this term to be interesting. Normally, when I’m thinking of a service, I think of a delivery service or […]

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Who Gives to a Donor Advised Fund?

Guest Post by Michele Borucki, Helen Brown Group What is a DAF?  A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity created to manage donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals. DAFs are not new in the philanthropic realm, but they are certainly on the rise. According to […]

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How Strategic Research Leads to New Donors and More Money

A challenge for so many nonprofit organizations is developing a strategic plan to find new donors. Your organization could be in its first few years, or maybe you’re part of an organization that has been around for many years. Knowing how to approach your donor database – whether that’s an established list, a disorganized list […]

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SEC Forms: How To Be a Wealth Detective in Prospect Research

Guest Post by Angie Stapleton, Helen Brown Group For any prospect researcher or fundraiser, SEC documents often provide the clearest picture into the financial standing of a prospect who is an executive, director, or major shareholder of a public company. SEC forms often hold the answers to questions around a prospect’s wealth events, liquidity, and […]

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How iWave Performance Helps Fuel Fundraising Analytics

Guess what? We have a new feature straight out of development to share with you! Building off the success of our Insights feature, iWave’s newest addition called Performance will offer a new way to understand the major gift performance of a group of prospective donors. This new feature comes at a time when the nonprofit […]

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Power-Up Your Grateful Patient Program

Healthcare philanthropy is growing. According to Giving USA, donations to hospitals and healthcare organizations totalled over $40 billion in 2017. That’s the highest recorded giving level to date for healthcare organizations. Pretty impressive, right? However, while the overall nonprofit community may be in a period of steady growth, the number of major gift donors has […]

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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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