Although many of us are looking forward to seeing this year in the rearview, the end of the year presents an opportunity to look back and reflect. In 2020, we’ve published 100+ posts on our blog sharing helpful fundraising strategies and best practices for getting the most from iWave, as well as guest posts from leaders in the nonprofit industry. 

To help summarize the past year, here are a few of the top blog posts from the iWave blog: 

 

The Capital Campaign Guide: Why Choose iWave for Yours

This detailed blog post is perfect for those considering starting a capital campaign for their nonprofit’s next big project. The iWave Content team covered the crucial questions to ask before embarking on your campaign journey, and  how to leverage a tool like iWave to accomplish big campaign goals.

 

Using iWave For Growth: Revitalize and Reconnect with Education Donors

Whether fundraising for basic school needs, the restoration of a building on campus, or a new program’s curriculum, education organizations must think strategically when searching for new donors and making gift asks. Leveraging fundraising intelligence software can help education organizations find new prospective donors beyond their school’s alumni, get an overview of these prospects, and work efficiently to ask the right person, for the right amount, at the right time. In this blog post, we shared a few ways that iWave has helped schools improve their fundraising efforts.

 

Five Keys to Maximizing Your Predictive Modeling Results by Erin Moran

In this great guest blog post by Erin Moran, Partner at the Solas Group, learn about the role predictive modeling plays in your development toolkit and the five keys that will help you succeed with any modeling project!

 

Donor Engagement in Uncertain Times by Dawn Galasso, Senior Enterprise Account Executive, iWave

At the beginning of the pandemic, Dawn Galasso, Senior Enterprise Account Executive at iWave shared some thoughts around the uncertainty for how nonprofit organizations should continue to raise funds and further their missions. Written in March at the beginning of our new ‘normal’ – we all had lots of questions and not many answers. This blog post shares a few thoughts from iWave on where we’ve been and where we’re going.

 

The New iWave: User Review from Helen Brown Group 

We introduced the new iWave platform in March of 2020, and we were excited to share a review from Helen Brown Group on the iWave blog. Hear the team’s review about iWave’s next-generation platform, intuitive layout, and the features that they love most.

 

Too Many Data Hygiene Projects: Where Do I Start by Amanda Jarman 

In advance of her webinar Data Hygiene Before and After Screening in June of 2020, Amanda Jarman, The Fundraising Nerd, wrote a great guest post about what to prioritize when you have too many data hygiene projects, and not enough time!

 

How Fundraising Intelligence Should Work 

“Work Smarter, Not Harder” is a phrase we hear often in the nonprofit world. It’s all about finding new, innovative ways of doing things to decrease the quantity, and increase the quality, of your work. This blog post explores how to stop spinning your wheels with outdated fundraising strategies and how to get the full picture of major gift prospects by implementing fundraising intelligence.

Using Affinity to Find Donors that Love Your Cause As Much As You Do

At iWave, we talk a lot about finding donors who love your cause, how to assess their connection to your mission, and how to nurture relationships with your donors. So on Valentines Day this year, we thought it timely to discuss the key to finding donors that love your cause as much as you do: Affinity. 

 

Five Ways to Increase Your Fundraising Efficiency 

If you are responsible for fundraising or prospect research for your nonprofit organization, you know that it takes a great deal of organization, time, and strategy. Raising money for your mission is challenging, but when you are equipped with the right tools you can optimize your time and energy to find the major gift donors needed to reach your fundraising goals, with confidence. This blog post shares five methods for increasing your fundraising efficiency.

 

Making the World A Better Place Every Day: Why I Love Working At iWave by Karen Wight, VP Finance, iWave

Karen shared her experience working at iWave in this blog post from April 2020: “As an iWave employee, I am honored to help wonderful organizations change the world. I go home every night and share with my family the great things that our clients are doing in the hope that it inspires them to help make the world a better place.”