Best Practices for Leveraging Real Estate Data

Fundraising intelligence is all about gathering relevant information to make an informed ask.  Whether you have a paid subscription to an online research platform, or are using free resources like Zillow, real estate information is critical knowledge to have.  Real estate provides key insight regarding a major gift prospect’s personality, net worth, debt, and other […]

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iWave’s Wealth Datasets: When, Why, and How to Use Them

Looking for wealthy prospects?  You’ve come to the right place. Wealth data is the primary factor in determining a prospect’s financial capacity to give. Whether you are new to iWave or need a refresher, here is a quick breakdown of iWave’s wealth datasets and how to get the most out of them. Thomson Reuters Thomson […]

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What Amount Makes a “Major” Gift?

Major gifts are the largest donations a nonprofit organization receives.  But the exact dollar amount varies.  A new study reveals that not all gifts (or nonprofits) are made equal. The size of a gift depends on the organization’s service, operating budget, community, and fundraising base (local, regional, or international).  Major gifts make up close to […]

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Taking a Deep Dive Into Your Donor Database

For some of our readers, identifying new prospects is a real challenge.  But for some nonprofits, the real challenge may be having too many prospects and too little information on each individual.  You may have all kinds of people in your donor database, but remember that not all donors (and not all prospects) are made equal. If you’re having […]

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3 Tips to Jumpstart Your Fundraising in 2018

2017 is over, the holiday season has come and gone, and we’re still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about the new year.  But with the new year comes new (and some old) challenges.  One of the biggest challenges facing nonprofits is also one of the most critical: How do you maintain fundraising momentum? December is a wonderful […]

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2017 In Review

2017 was a great year for the nonprofit community, and it was also one of the busiest years ever for iWave Information Systems.  As we approach the holidays, it’s time to reflect on the year soon coming to pass.  Here is a brief review of what we’ve been up to at iWave headquarters over the […]

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How to Implement Daily Patient Screening

Imagine you are the director of development at a hospital foundation in a mid-sized city. You have an average intake of 100 patients every day.  You know from building lists in your prospect research tool that there are many wealthy individuals giving to healthcare causes in your area.  But are they visiting your hospital?  If they […]

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How to Leverage #GivingTuesday In Your Major Gift Program

The 2017 edition of Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday on Twitter) is here.  Some nonprofits don’t get the hype, but for others the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is the biggest donation day for the whole year.  If you’re not part of the movement, there’s never been a better time to get started! Not sure what Giving Tuesday is?  […]

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