How to Attract More Corporate Support For Your Nonprofit

Earlier in August, iWave hosted a webinar by Claire Kerr of Fronstream called Serious Business: Digital Strategies to Boost Corporate Support.  In the spirit of that webinar, here are some organizational and fundraising intelligence strategies you can use to attract more financial help from corporations.  (And stay tuned — next time, we’ll discuss ways to identify […]

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Working Together: Simple Ways to Align Your Team’s iWave Activity

You know the old saying: Many hands make light work. Due to a variety of factors, many prospect development teams are small, ranging from 1-10 people.  Someone responsible for prospect research may also wear a variety of other hats, from volunteer coordinator to executive director. On the flip side, there is also a danger in […]

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Small Steps: Considerations When Creating a Data and Research Function in Your Development Office

Written by Vidya Kagan, Menlo School Data and research: the two things that development professionals know they need but have little time to do. We know the importance of data and how it can help our development teams be more effective and efficient. With the myriad of resources available, the expectation is that the development team […]

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Prospect Ratings: The Pillars of Fundraising Intelligence

At any one time, your nonprofit’s development office might be creating profiles for hundreds or thousands of past, present, and potential major gift donors.  And with each profile involving scores of data points, notes, and summaries, it’s easy to suffer from information overload. But what if there was a way to boil all that fundraising […]

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4 Things Fundraising Events Generate (Besides Money)

by Summy Lau, Winspire The #1 goal of fundraising events – think fundraising galas, dinners, benefit concerts, golf tournaments, charity auctions and more – is to raise money. However, they also have significant fringe benefits that lead to more support down the line. In this post, we will look at four benefits of fundraisers besides much-needed […]

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Introducing New, More Simple iWave Branding

Charlottetown, 18 July 2018 – iWave, the industry’s top-rated prospect research platform, has some big news to announce.  Starting July 18, 2018, iWave Information Systems is implementing new branding. iWave’s new branding, which includes our name and logos, will be reflected in the product interface, support center, marketing materials, and billing documents, among other areas. As iWave […]

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How DatabaseUSA Data Will Boost Your Prospect Research

The Newest iWave Database You may have read our press release from a few weeks ago that iWave now offers data from DatabaseUSA.com (currently in beta).  But do you know just how much of a game-changer this database is for iWave users? Four new datasets are available for your research and fundraising needs: Companies (15+ […]

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iWave Joins The Giving Institute

Charlottetown, 12 June 2018 — iWave is pleased to announce it is now a member of The Giving Institute, a group of carefully selected organizations who embrace and embody core values of ethics, excellence, and leadership in philanthropy. The Giving Institute is a trade association with a long history of developing the role of philanthropy […]

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What Are Donor Advised Funds and How Can They Help My Organization?

Defining donor advised funds According to the IRS, a donor advised fund (DAF) is a separately identified fund or account that is maintained and operated by a section 501(c)(3) organization, called the sponsoring organization.   Each DAF account is composed of contributions made by an individual donor.  Once the donor makes the contribution, the sponsoring […]

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Stewarding Major Gifts With Your Donor Management Software

We recently shared tips on the iWave blog about the first steps to take after identifying a potential major gifts prospect. These included tactics for relationship building and strategies for presenting gift options. For the best stewardship results, and to make the best use of the fundraising intelligence you have gathered, your donor management software will […]

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