Recap: Apra Prospect Development 2017

We’ve just returned from sunny California.  Last week, four members of the iWave team gathered in Anaheim for Apra Prospect Development 2017.  We met prospect development professionals from across the United States, Canada, UK, and beyond. Needless to say, we had an amazing time.  Therefore, we wanted to share our #myAPRAstory about this great event. Special highlights California sun, […]

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A Conversation With Liz Rejman

iWave connected with Liz Rejman, President-Elect of Apra, to chat about the Apra Prospect Development conference, giving trends, privacy challenges, and more. iWave: Will you be attending Apra Prospect Development 2017 this week? What are you looking forward to most? Liz: As President-Elect, I will most definitely be in attendance! I’m looking forward most to […]

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Predicting the Future With Past Giving

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the best major gift prospect of them all?” Unfortunately, there are no magic tricks or easy shortcuts when it comes to prospect research and fundraising.  Sometimes it’s hard enough to find your prospect’s middle name! But what we do have are proven indicators of major gift potential.  One of the best […]

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iWave Roundtable #3

Welcome to iWave’s Prospect Research Roundtable #3.  Here are our participants this time around: Elizabeth Roma / Assistant Director, Research at the Helen Brown Group Brian Parker / Currently Development Manager, Tulsa Ballet, Incoming Consortium Manager, Tulsa Arts Management Consortium Matt Morneault / Director of Prospect Research and Discovery, Xavier University How important is it to balance external […]

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School’s In For Fundraising Intelligence

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey Academic institutions face several challenges.  Perhaps the greatest challenge is staying afloat in the troubled waters of shrinking government support, declining enrollment, and rapidly changing demand for graduates with skills unknown to previous generations. Beyond these challenges, schools must continue to provide quality education […]

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Prospect Research Roundtable #2

Welcome to iWave’s Prospect Research Roundtable #2.  Earlier in May, we connected with veteran researchers and consultants and pitched questions from you, the prospect research community.  Here are our participants this time around: Karla Benson / Manager, Prospect Research & Strategy at University of Victoria Sharise Harrison / Interim Senior Director, Data Resources, Analysis and Research […]

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How to Better Align Prospect Research and Fundraising

Imagine you’re the president of a small company.  The marketplace is highly competitive, and investors are counting on you to grow revenue.  But your Sales team has exhausted their best leads, and Marketing efforts have atrophied.  Each team blames the other, citing a laundry list of failures.  Your head is in your hands – year-end […]

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Prospect Research Roundtable #1

Welcome to the first (of many) iWave Roundtables.  To help celebrate #ResearchPride, iWave connected with prospect researchers to learn about their “day in the life.”  The guinea pigs for our first roundtable are: Sara Glover / Prospect Management and Research Officer, Wilfrid Laurier University Wilfrid Laurier University is a world-class postsecondary institution.  Laurier oversees several […]

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