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The Data You Need to Identify and Cultivate Your Next Donor
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, Obituaries, Obituary News, Lottery Winners, Donations: Health Care, Donations: Education and Donations: Arts and Culture.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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