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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Integration: Getting Your Donor Database and Prospect Research Tool to Talk

Active listening is a powerful skill, and it’s one of the things we strive for at iWave.  By listening to our clients and partners, we learn about the need to make prospect research and fundraising more efficient and effective.  From there, we commit to improving our product and services.  And since our job is helping […]

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Prospect Research List Building: The Canadian Edition

We published a blog post about the best prospect research list building strategies. Thanks to feedback from our clients and subscribers, we have adapted that post with Canadian prospects in mind.  From screening to real estate data, the Canadian nonprofit industry can be very different from that in the US, and vice versa. Knowing why and how […]

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Friends With Prospect Research Benefits: Four Types To Befriend In March

Guest Post By: Preeti Gill “Don’t hang out with each other. Make friends with people in other industries. Expand your network of contacts.” This profound advice came courtesy of stalwart newsman-turned-journalism instructor Mr. B. He was gently nudging my print reporting class to get out there and make friends with accountants, realtors and tech nerds; sources […]

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5 Things to Look for in a Prospect Research Tool

A new year means a new perspective, new goals, and for some, new tools to help you accomplish those goals.  The nonprofit industry is extremely large though, with a diverse group of organizations.  Maybe you work for a small organization with a modest budget or maybe a larger organization that can afford many tools.  There […]

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