The Power of Research Part 1: Board Nominations

A guest post by Mary Richter Background In this three-part series, I am going to highlight the ways in which prospect research informs and guides the work of development fundraising officers. My 20-year career in fundraising began at the entry-level in a small organization with only four staff.  This was just a few years after […]

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Balancing Proactive and Reactive Research Requests

We like to know what a “day in the life” looks like for our clients — and in this case, we’re specifically talking about prospect researchers.  By understanding the challenges (and opportunities) you work with every day, we can create a better platform to fulfill those needs and help you explore those opportunities. But no […]

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G2 Crowd Reviews: iWave is “Top-Rated” Fundraising Intelligence Platform

Client and Third Party Reviews Rate iWave the Top Provider of Fundraising Intelligence Solutions Charlottetown, 17 April 2018 — Third-party reviews from G2 Crowd confirm iWave is the top-rated provider of fundraising intelligence solutions.  When G2 Crowd published its Spring 2018 Grid and Index Reports, iWave was frequently mentioned, maintaining its status as a “high performer” in […]

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Talk to Prospective Donors About “Vision” — Not Money!

by Eric F. Rolfson, President, The Rolfson Group, Inc. It Ain’t About the Money When engaging prospective donors for annual, capital, or comprehensive campaigns, successful fundraisers seek short- and long-term investments in the future of their organizations.  Experience shows that donors are rarely motivated by talk about “money” during these preliminary conversations.  Instead, they are […]

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iWave Appoints Gerry Lawless CTO & Chief Evangelist

Company and Industry Veteran Stepping into New Role Focused on Innovation and Product Superiority Charlottetown, 4 April 2018 – iWave, the leading software provider for donor research and fundraising intelligence solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Lawless as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Chief Evangelist. Gerry is moving to this position […]

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Make the Most of Your Next Major Gift Prospect Meeting

All fundraising intelligence roads lead to that first meeting with a prospect (or donor, if you are preparing for an annual check-in).  Your team has identified a potential donor, researched their philanthropic “fit”, and cultivated the prospect’s interest in your organization.  Now it’s time to meet face-to-face. No matter if you’re a rookie or veteran […]

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iWave Announces Salesforce Integration Available on the Salesforce Appexchange

iWave Integration Enriches Salesforce Database with Powerful Fundraising Intelligence  Charlottetown, 22 March 2018 – iWave, one of the top rated fundraising intelligence platforms on the market, is pleased to announce the release of a new, more feature-rich version of iWave for the Salesforce platform.  In addition to several other new features, this version enables nonprofit Salesforce users […]

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How to Enhance Donor Stewardship with Prospect Research

What are the best strategies to engage current donors?  You’ve heard it said before: “Not all donors are created equal.”  But what does that actually mean? First, your donors are not “made” or “created” by you or your team.  Donors and prospective donors are hardworking, compassionate individuals who care deeply about leaving the world (see: […]

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Thank You

March is a special month to celebrate prospect development.  It’s also a special time to say thank you to our clients and the nonprofit community itself. We’ve been fortunate to meet many clients at Apra and other association conferences, at onsite meetings, and certainly during live demos and success calls.  Prospect research is a unique […]

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