Your Next Major Gift Ask: Using Scores to Prioritize, Segment, and Make Informed Recommendations

You’ve been staring at your list of prospects for a few days now. No stand-out priorities, no actions, no deadlines in sight. A prospect list can sometimes be really overwhelming. Whether that list comes from you or from someone on your fundraising team or board; it can be daunting. Your job as a researcher or […]

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iWave Thrilled to be Named Give Back Nation’s Exclusive Expert Sourcing Partner for Wealth Screening

        Charlottetown, 15 October 2019 – iWave, the industry’s top-rated prospect research platform is happy to partner with Give Back Nation as its Expert Sourcing Partner for Wealth Screening. Give Back Nation is a one-stop giving and fundraising hub and national 501(c)(3) community foundation. After vetting and considering other platforms and solutions […]

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Fundraising and Women: Are Women Donors More Challenging?

Guest Post by Kathleen Loehr I recently asked a leader of advancement at a state college if she used different approaches in working with women versus men donors on her campus. This was not meant to be a trick question. I was very curious, as she had been a leader in sorority fundraising and had […]

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How to Get Your Nonprofit Colleagues to Care About Research

You’ve probably heard the term “software as a service” or “SaaS”. It refers to a web-based software solution or delivery model which allows a customer to purchase software and access it online. I have always found this term to be interesting. Normally, when I’m thinking of a service, I think of a delivery service or […]

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Who Gives to a Donor Advised Fund?

Guest Post by Michele Borucki, Helen Brown Group What is a DAF?  A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity created to manage donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals. DAFs are not new in the philanthropic realm, but they are certainly on the rise. According to […]

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How Strategic Research Leads to New Donors and More Money

A challenge for so many nonprofit organizations is developing a strategic plan to find new donors. Your organization could be in its first few years, or maybe you’re part of an organization that has been around for many years. Knowing how to approach your donor database – whether that’s an established list, a disorganized list […]

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Fundraising Events & Sponsorship: 5 Steps to Making the Ask

Guest Post by Chris Baylis, The Sponsorship Collective For nonprofits, the fundraising grind can be difficult. Asking for money and simply offering “feeling good about your donation” in return, can be a tough sell. That’s where sponsorship comes in. Sponsorship is about offering your potential sponsors a value, an asset for supporting your amazing cause. […]

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The Case For Moves Management

Moves Management is a hot topic throughout the nonprofit industry. And rightfully so! Taking unknown individuals and turning them into life-long major gift donors should be an important focus for every nonprofit, regardless of their organizational mission. This process is even more important after the changes in giving revealed in Giving USA 2019 report, which […]

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7 Ways to Fundraise For Arts & Culture Organizations

If you had to pick just one thing nonprofit organizations have in common, it would most likely be something along the lines of “doing good in the world”. And what a thing to be proud of! Nonprofit organizations have this amazing privilege of serving their communities whether it’s through educating the next generation at a […]

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