School Is In! Fundraising Opportunities for Advancement Departments

It’s that glorious time of year.  Summer has ended (okay, maybe not so glorious), but with September’s arrival comes the refreshing sense of getting back to business after a period of fun in the sun.  Of course, it also means students are back at school.  For some of our readers working in advancement and development […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Wealth Screening Method

Does trying to get to know your donors feel like stumbling around in the dark? Does getting an understanding of your donor’s wealth capacity feel like a never-ending uphill battle? Does finding out whether your donor supports organizations like yours feel like running a marathon with two left shoes? Does constantly hearing these analogies annoy […]

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How to Leverage Corporate Data to Find More Major Gift Donors

Earlier in August, iWave hosted a webinar by Claire Kerr of Fronstream called Serious Business: Digital Strategies to Boost Corporate Support.  Last week, we published a post about how to attract financial support from corporations and their related charities. This week, let’s consider some opportunities to use corporate data in a different way.  Here’s how to […]

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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

Guest post 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 […]

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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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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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