2016: A Year in Review

  2016 is drawing to a close.  Here at iWave, this past year was one of hard work, change, and unprecedented growth.  We’ve listed a few of the biggest accomplishments from the last year and a glimpse into what you can expect in 2017. iWave Turns 25! Our journey began all the way back in […]

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GG+A’s DonorScape Screening Solution Now Leveraging VeriGift Charitable Giving Data

    Charlottetown, December 15, 2016 – iWave Information Systems (iWave) is happy to announce a new partnership with GG+A to add VeriGift Charitable Donations Data to their DonorScape® Wealth Screening Product. VeriGift is the fastest growing and most up-to-date database of individual, corporate, and foundation charitable gifts in the industry. Development professionals can empower their […]

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MAJOR GIFTS SERIES PART 2: The Four Steps of Major Gifts Fundraising

Last week, we defined major gifts and explored their huge positive impact on nonprofits of every size and cause.  This week, we are going to cover major gifts fundraising and the best practices of actually acquiring large gifts for your organization. So you’re convinced your organization needs to invest time and energy in major gifts fundraising.  […]

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MAJOR GIFTS SERIES PART 1: Defining A Major Gift

With another year almost over, now is a great time to reflect and get back to basics.  Here at iWave, our mission is to help nonprofits “raise more major gifts, faster.”  But what does that really mean? How do you go about defining a major gift? Major Gifts? Major Problem In a survey of 700 […]

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International Development Part 2: Designing an International Development Strategy

By: Jill McCarville Part 1 of this International Research series, we addressed a number of questions that your development department should consider before deciding to research and solicit major gift prospects internationally. In this blog post ‘International Research Part 2: Designing A Development Strategy’ consider these best practices. Allan Berezny, Assistant Dean at the University of British […]

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Mark Your Calendar: #GivingTuesday 2016

Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  It’s also a chance for your nonprofit team to make an impact in your community and beyond. #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 in response to ideas about consumerism surrounding the US Thanksgiving holiday season. […]

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International Development Part 1: Is International Research Right for You?

By: Jill McCarville Let me guess: you’ve been hearing a lot about international research and fundraising lately, right?  It’s true that international development is on the rise.  But is it worthy of the hype?  Is it right for every organization? Philanthropy is Increasing Worldwide On a global scale, charitable giving is increasing.  According to the […]

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Prospect Ratings: Propensity-Affinity-Capacity Conclusion

  Here we are at the end of the Prospect Ratings: Propensity-Affinity-Capacity Series.  If you’ve been following this blog series, hopefully, you’ve learned something new about prospect ratings.  If you’re just joining us, get started here. What did we learn? PROPENSITY Simply knowing a donor prefers a specific cause and has lots of money to […]

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Estimated CANADIAN PROPERTY VALUES Now Available in PRO!

Within Prospect Research Online (PRO), you can now search estimated Canadian property values, courtesy of Manifold Data Mining Inc. Exact property values are not available in Canada due to the country’s strict privacy laws.  But Manifold’s new estimates have, are, and will continue to change the prospect research game in the Great White North. These […]

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THE PAC SERIES – CAPACITY: Does Your Prospect “Have” What It Takes to Be a Major Gift Prospect?

The third aspect of the PAC series is for some the most important, but for all, probably the most infamous.  Trying to determine exactly your prospect’s capacity to give is very difficult.  There is usually no definitive answer, but every major gift ask usually depends on it. Defining Capacity You probably already know what capacity is, […]

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