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

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 every $10,000 that the wife’s […]

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Finding Passionate Volunteers with Prospect Research

Every nonprofit depends on monetary donations to survive and thrive.  But where would nonprofits be without passionate citizens eager to lend a helping hand? Good volunteers are hard to find and even harder to keep.  That’s why it’s important to find the “right” volunteers with skills and interests that are aligned with your nonprofit’s mission.  […]

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Optimize Your Nonprofit Newsletter to Attract More Donations

Effective communication is a vital component of relationship management.  This is especially true with relationships between nonprofits and their donors.  If an individual, company, or foundation contributes a donation of any kind, they deserve to know where their money is going and how it’s helping your mission.  If a donor is “in the know”, they […]

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School Is In! Fundraising Opportunities for Advancement Departments

It’s that glorious time of year.  Summer has ended (okay, maybe not so glorious), but with September’s arrival comes the refreshing sense of getting back to business after a period of fun in the sun.  Of course, it also means students are back at school.  For some of our readers working in advancement and development […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Wealth Screening Method

  Does trying to get to know your donors feel like stumbling around in the dark? Does getting an understanding of your donor’s wealth capacity feel like a never-ending uphill battle? Does finding out whether your donor supports organizations like yours feel like running a marathon with two left shoes? Does constantly hearing these analogies […]

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How to Leverage Corporate Data to Find More Major Gift Donors

Earlier in August, iWave hosted a webinar by Claire Kerr of Fronstream called Serious Business: Digital Strategies to Boost Corporate Support.  Last week, we published a post about how to attract financial support from corporations and their related charities. This week, let’s consider some opportunities to use corporate data in a different way.  Here’s how to […]

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Working Together: Simple Ways to Align Your Team’s iWave Activity

You know the old saying: Many hands make light work. Due to a variety of factors, many prospect development teams are small, ranging from 1-10 people.  Someone responsible for prospect research may also wear a variety of other hats, from volunteer coordinator to executive director. On the flip side, there is also a danger in […]

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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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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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