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The Data You Need to Identify and Cultivate Your Next Donor

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647M+

people records

129M+

company records

154M+

properties

185M+

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How It Works

iWave’s comprehensive data suite enables development teams to gather wealth, philanthropic, and biographic information on foundations, individuals, and companies so you know your donors better than ever before.

Wealth Data

What is their giving capacity?

Gain insight into a prospect’s capacity to give and determine future gift asks for current and prospective donors. Wealth indicators, such as real estate holdings, investments, or aircraft ownership, can be used to help formulate data-informed gift asks.

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Philanthropic Data

What is their giving history?

The best way to predict a prospect’s future giving, is to look at their past giving. iWave’s philanthropic information provides a detailed look into a prospect’s past giving behavior, helping you understand where and how much they donate.

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Biographic Data

Who are my prospects?

Prospect research starts with biographical data which includes names, email, addresses, and phone numbers. It may also include educational background, professional information, alma mater, and connections, as well as company information (including revenue).

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What Makes Our Data Different?

At iWave, we believe that in order to have accurate and actionable fundraising intelligence, you need to start with great data. That’s why we invest in the industry’s most robust and highest quality wealth, philanthropic, and biographic data. And with more than 40 data sources, iWave is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about a prospect’s capacity, propensity, and affinity to give to your cause.

iWave data is updated on weekly and monthly schedules and contains information from both the United States and Canada, as well as some international sources.

iWave VeriGift

The Industry’s Most Up-to-Date Charitable Giving Database

VeriGift, iWave’s proprietary charitable giving database, is the industry’s largest database of charitable gift donations, recipients, and donors. VeriGift leverages iWave’s innovative record extraction technology to ensure giving records are accurate. Records are then linked to the original data source allowing you to verify the record quickly and easily for added confidence. VeriGift contains more than 185 million gift records and with more than 2 million records added every month, it is the World’s fastest-growing and most up-to-date charitable giving database.

With donations by VeriGift you can:

  • Identify new major gift opportunities
  • Make an educated ask based on past giving
  • Determine your prospects affinity (which causes they typically support)
  • Predict Future giving by trends and patterns in giving
  • Have confidence in your intel because gift records are linked to the original source
Data security

Our Commitment to Transparency and Security

Nonprofit organizations rely on iWave to support their fundraising initiatives and we take that responsibility seriously. That’s why we are transparent about our data providers and partners. All of our data providers and technology partners have completed a rigorous vetting process to ensure compliance with privacy regulations. Known third-party data vendors selling social media information are not compliant with CCPA, which is why iWave does not provide this type of data.

We are also compliant with industry privacy standards and regulations. These include the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Federal Election Campaign (FEC) Act. This is why iWave, unlike other platforms, does not use FEC political giving in scoring algorithms and profile record matching.

The Industry’s Most Comprehensive Data Suite

We compiled the best wealth, philanthropic, and biographic data into one place and use proprietary algorithms and AI to turn it into actionable intelligence through: iWave Screening, iWave Insights, and Multi-Lens Scoring.

Wealth Data

Gain insight into a prospect’s capacity to give and determine future gift asks for current and prospective donors using wealth indicators, such as real estate holdings, investments, and aircraft ownership.

CoreLogic is the premier supplier of US real estate, mortgage, property records, and tax assessments. With access to this data you can prospect for new donors by zip code, street name, asset range, find multiple properties across numerous states for a single donor and determine capacity to give by researching current property value, and mortgage details. This is especially helpful when you find prospects with free and clear real estate holdings purchased in cash. This alone can be a great indicator of major gift capacity.

3 Datasets

  • CoreLogic’s Personal Real Estate Holdings:

    Search for properties owned by individuals and receive information such as appraised value, assessed value, mortgage information, property records, property tax, and more.

  • CoreLogic’s Free-and-Clear Real Estate Holdings:

    Identify mortgage-free properties owned by individuals and corporations.

  • CoreLogic’s Commercial Real Estate Holdings:

    Search for properties owned by corporations across various property types and receive information such as appraised value, assessed value, property records, property tax, and more.

Thomson Reuters is a leading and well-recognized provider of individual and company wealth and insider transaction information. The addition of Thomson Reuters will bring iWave clients more donor contact details, executive biographies, company information, cash compensation, and detailed insider trades share information, all of which will help them make a better educated major gift ask.

5 Datasets

  • Thomson Reuters’ People:

    Search for multinational individuals with wealth, based on criteria including alma mater, age, job title, officer status, and compensation.

  • Thomson Reuters’ Companies:

    Build lists of corporate employees and executives based on geography, classification, and the number of employees.

  • Thomson Reuters’ Alumni:

    Build lists of alumni for US and Canadian secondary and post-secondary institutions.

  • Thomson Reuters’ Insider Filings:

    Search insider transactions and security ownership by individuals and companies.

  • Thomson Reuters’ Insider Holdings:

    Identify prospects with liquid assets based on criteria including the value of holdings and number of shares

Utilizing over 70 different sources, Larkspur Data’s Prospects of Wealth database identifies millions of high net worth individuals. With Prospects of Wealth, you can create a great lead list to identify new prospects that have the financial means to contribute to your organization, and see annual income, age categories, and generate mailing labels from home addresses.

2 Datasets

  • Larkspur’s Prospects of Wealth Personal Information:

    Identify high net worth prospects who have the financial means to contribute to your organization based on estimated net worth, annual income, age, evidence of wealth, and interests.

  • Larkspur’s Prospects of Wealth Corporate Information:

    Build lists of business owners and executives based on corporate information including sales revenue, employees, and NAICS codes.

Aircraft ownership is an indicator of wealth. With this data, you have access to all U.S Civil Aircraft records maintained by the FAA, Civil Aviation Registry, Aircraft Registration Branch & AFS-750. You can search by Name, Location, Registrant Type and Aircraft Type.

1 Dataset

  • FAA Aircraft Ownership:

    Access all U.S Civil Aircraft records maintained by the FAA, Civil Aviation Registry, Aircraft Registration Branch & AFS-750 and receive information including Aircraft Registrants (Owners), Co-Owners, Companies, and Government. FAA data also contains Registrant Address, Aircraft Manufacturer, Aircraft Type

Manifold Data Mining, Inc. provides critical Canadian demographic information that helps improve the accuracy of capacity ratings for Canadian prospects. Information provided includes the median Canadian property value, median annual household income, and the average value of household charitable donations.

3 Datasets

  • Manifold Property Values:

    Identify Canadian prospects with real estate holdings based on 6-digit postal code property values. This information helps improve the accuracy of capacity ratings for Canadian prospects.

  • Manifold Household Incomes:

    Identify Canadian prospects based on median annual household income.

  • Manifold’s Average Donations:

    Identify prospects based on the average value of household charitable donations, including donations to religious causes.

Philanthropic Data

Make more educated, data-driven gift asks by understanding a prospect’s past giving behavior including how much they typically give, what type of causes they support, and when they give.

VeriGift is the largest and most up-to-date database of charitable gift donations, recipients, and donors in the industry. It is also the only database that links every record to its original source, you can quickly verify the information. There are over 1.5M new records added every month. VeriGift helps you determine whether your prospect has the propensity to give and whether they have a connection to your cause.

5 Datasets

  • VeriGift’s Individual Donations:

    Identify individuals who donate to charitable causes and see the gift year, amount, and type.

  • VeriGift’s Corporate Donations:

    Identify corporations that donate charitably or have charitable foundations.

  • VeriGift’s Foundation Donations:

    Search for recipient private, corporate, and family foundations that are granting or receiving charitable donations.

  • VeriGift’s Recipient Organizations:

    Identify local, regional, and national organizations receiving gifts from your current or prospective donors.

  • VeriGift’s Annual Gifts:

    Download PDF copies of annual reports verifying each donation record.

iWave provides access to US foundation and charity information via GuideStar. GuideStar is the most comprehensive source of private foundation and public charity information in the industry. Not only does it provide you with information on nonprofit officers and board members, it also contains full 990′s, summarized financial records, purpose of grant information, and impact statement.

3 Datasets

  • GuideStar’s Foundations and Public Charities:

    Get access to full 990’s, summarized financial records, purpose of grant information, and impact statements for US foundations and public charities so you can identify which foundations and charities award grants, how to apply, when applications are due, and any restrictions.

  • GuideStar’s Grantees:

    Identify organizations in your area who have received grants from local, regional, and national foundations.

  • GuideStar’s Board Members, Officers and Employees:

    Get information on nonprofit officers, board members and employees and build lists of people who work for or on behalf of foundations and public charities.

Federal political contributions serve as a great indicator of capacity to give charitably. This US political contribution information can help you identify your prospect’s comprehensive giving history to federal campaigns, enables searching by political party and lobby group to identify donors who share an interest in your cause, and facilitates searching by contribution amount to identify high capacity donors.

1 Dataset

  • Federal Elections Commission’s Federal Political Donations:

    Identify prospects who give to political parties, lobby groups, and public officials with information including contribution year, range, and candidate information.

Political Contributions can serve as a great indicator of potential philanthropic giving. Canadian political records are provided by Elections Canada. This political contribution information can help you identify your prospect’s comprehensive giving history to federal campaigns, donors who contribute to political parties and let’s you search by contribution amount to identify high capacity donors.

1 Dataset

  • Elections Canada’s Federal Political Donations:

    Identify prospects who give to Canadian political parties, lobby groups, and public officials with information including contributor type, contribution range, the election year, and candidate information.

With state political contribution records, you can identify your prospect’s giving history to state-level candidates, which is a great indicator of capacity to give charitably. Plus, you can search by political party to identify donors who share an interest in your cause, and facilitate searches by contribution amount to identify high capacity donors.

1 Dataset

  • State Political Donations:

    Provided by National Institute on Money in Politics, state political donations helps you identify prospects who give to state-level candidates, political parties, lobby groups, and public officials with information including contribution year, range, and candidate information.

iWave’s Canadian foundation and public charity information is brought to you by the Canada Revenue Agency. Foundations and public charity data offers in-depth information about Canada’s registered charitable organizations, private foundations and public foundations.

3 Datasets

  • Canada Revenue Agency’s Funders:

    Search Canadian registered charitable organization’s, and private and public foundations, to uncover grant funders by geography, category, type, assets, and contribution range.

  • Canada Revenue Agency’s Grantees:

    Identify organizations in your area that have received grants from Canadian foundations and public charities.

  • Canada Revenue Agency’s People:

    Build a list of directors who work for Canadian foundations and public charities.

Matching Gifts helps you maximize your fundraising efforts by identifying companies that will match their employee’s donations to your organization to double or even triple your donations. It helps you identify matching gifts companies, subsidiaries, and divisions that match employee gifts. And also gives you the information you need to collect matching funds including contact information, procedures and deadlines, minimum/maximize match amounts, eligibility requirements, conditions, and in many cases even a link to the matching gift request form.

1 Dataset

  • HEPdata GiftPlus’s Matching Gifts:

    Identify companies and subsidiaries that match employee gifts with information including contact information, procedures and deadlines, minimum/maximum match amounts, and eligibility requirements.

Biographic Data

Biographical data is one of the building blocks for prospect research. It encompasses the basics like names, email addresses, and phone numbers, all of which are essential pieces to starting a prospect search. Biographical information can also include educational background, professional information, alma mater, and professional network, as well as executives and company information (including revenue)!

Using this information, users can build lists based solely on biographic information. An example of this list would be high-profile executives who reside in your city or state.

ZoomInfo provides biographical, employment, education and contact information on your prospects. With access to ZoomInfo’s subscription service, you can prospect for new donors, find lost alumni and build lists quickly and easily. Enhance existing profiles with contact information, board affiliations, employment records, background, personal and professional networks, and more.

3 Datasets

  • ZoomInfo’s People:

    Prospect for new individual donors with contact information, board affiliations, employment records, personal interests, educational background, personal and professional networks, and more.

  • ZoomInfo’s Companies:

    Build lists of employees and executives based on industry, revenue, and the number of employees.

  • ZoomInfo’s Alumni:

    Search for alumni from US and Canadian colleges and universities.

Dun & Bradstreet brings together US, Canadian, and international information on corporate executives and businesses they work for, allowing you to get a deeper understanding of your prospects. The information identifies work email address and home address for the individual, address and contact information for the company, and personal and company information such as sector, sales revenue, and the number of employees.

2 Datasets

  • Dun & Bradstreet’s People:

    Identify new prospects with work/home email addresses, age, gender, salary, and other personal information.

  • Dun & Bradstreet’s Companies:

    Search for corporate executives with company criteria including address, sector, sales revenue, and the number of employees.

iWave offers four databases from DatabaseUSA.com: Companies, Executives at Home, Consumer Profiles, and Death Records. iWave users have access to contact and biographic information on 250+ million individuals and 15 million businesses. DatabaseUSA’s business database is triple-verified and 95% accurate. iWave is the only prospect research platform to provide access to this amount of comprehensive information from DatabaseUSA.com®.

3 Datasets

  • DatabaseUSA’s Executives at Home:

    Identify wealthy executives with home contact information, employer, title, age, gender, etc.

  • DatabaseUSA’s Consumers:

    Search for new prospective donors with home address, email, phone, etc.

  • DatabaseUSA’s Businesses:

    Identify small and mid-sized businesses (number of employees, sales revenue, contact information, etc.

News and Obituaries Data

In partnership with Dow Jones, iWave brings you global news and obituaries from over 750 reliable sources. With iWave News and Obituaries, nonprofits can access and be alerted to important information about prospects, donors, foundations and more. With this new feature, you will be able to operate more efficiently by acting on up-to-date information.

Using location, date, publisher, and keywords (e.g. a person’s name, a town, a college, a hospital, a business, a non-profit, a grant), you can search within six philanthropic-related categories. These categories include, ObituariesObituary NewsLottery WinnersDonations: Health CareDonations: Education and Donations: Arts and Culture.

2 Datasets

  • Dow Jones News:

    Access global news from over 750 reliable sources to stay up-to-date on important information about prospects, donors, foundations and more.

  • Dow Jones Obituaries:

    Access global obituaries information so you can keep your records up-to-date and learn more about prospective donors.

Legacy.com is the world’s largest commercial provider of online memorials and includes obituaries from 27,000+ funeral homes and 1,200+ newspaper sources. With this data you will get access to key donor information such as trusts, family members, alumni involvement, disbursement of wealth, and causes supported so you can find new prospects, learn more about current donors, and tailor your cultivation.

2 Datasets

  • Funeral Home Filings

    Access online memorial notices from 27,000+ funeral homes and filter your results using filters such as last lived state or city, or using a keyword search.

  • Newspaper Obituaries

    Find obituary articles from 1,200+ newspaper sources. Access millions of articles to locate key information on prospects and events related to your philanthropic cause.

UC Berkeley

"iWave is my go-to resource for prospect research. Not only is it a one-stop-shop when I have a request with a quick turnaround, but it is one of the only places I can consistently uncover email addresses. The interface is fantastic and nimble. I have been using this product for over three years and in that time they have rolled out a number of significant data enhancements. The iWave team is constantly trying to improve the product and that is something I can really get behind."

Mallory Lass

Senior Prospect Analyst

UC Berkeley

iWave Data FAQs

How do fundraisers use data?

Successful nonprofits use data to inform all levels of giving and maximize donations. Data can often be grouped into 3 categories, wealth, philanthropic and biographic.

  • Biographical data provides basic characteristics about a prospect that can be used to contact and build a relationship with the individual
  • Wealth data provides insight into a prospect’s capacity to give and helps determine future gift asks 
  • Philanthropic data provides a detailed look into a prospect’s past giving behavior, indicating where and how much they are likely to donate

What is the difference between iWave data and a donor database?

A donor database or donor management system (DMS) is a system that collects internal information that is used to manage relationships with existing donors, prospects, ticket buyers, and other supporters.

Alternatively, iWave is a prospect research and wealth screening solution that aggregates publicly available data that is not accessible within a donor database. iWave data includes billions of philanthropic, biographic, and wealth records such as real estate holdings, insider filings, and employment information to provide you a 360° view of a prospect’s capacity, propensity, and affinity to give to your cause. Using over 40 premium data sources and AI-driven analytics, iWave also delivers actionable insights that are tailored to your organization.

How do I clean my donor database?

Cleaning up your data not only yields better screening results but also helps with overall donor relations and reporting. Here are three different tactics that you can use to clean your donor database:

  • Run a data audit and focus on duplicate records missing or illogical address elements, donors over 100 years old, phone numbers of less than 10 digits, or a zipcode that is not 5 or 9 digits
  • Append your data using an external appends service
  • Cleanse and verify your data, focusing on high-value donors on your list

You can also use iWave’s Smart Alerts to automatically update your donor profiles with the latest fundraising intelligence.

To learn more about how you can keep your donor database clean, see our blog post, Clean Data, Clean Results: Data Hygiene For Screening Success.