At iWave we’re passionate about what we do and believe that our solutions are the best in the nonprofit industry. We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our customers do the talking. Check out the testimonials from our valued customers below.


We have used many wealth screening tools and they all promise similar things, iWave stands above the rest in their research and the way they package data to help fundraisers make smarter decisions about the exceptional donors they want to bring closer to their organization. Life is busy and iWave helps our development team focus on what's important and what is a priority. We have appreciated using the platform for our corporate giving as it has better data (emails and phone numbers) than other platforms.

Hani Almadhoun, Director of Philanthropy
UNRWA USA National Committee

I have been using Iwave for a while now, both in my last non-profit and now in my current one. I have said this before, it is the one stop shop for research. I am so happy to have one software to go to for corporate, individual and foundation research that is all encompassing and very easy to use. The best part of it is the customer support that comes along with it, there is always someone there to help and advance our work. I have recommended it to nonprofits in the past and will continue to recommend it.

Susan C. Rode, Director of Advancement

I have had a few opportunities to use the new updated iWave. It was super simple to navigate, the customer service was fantastic, but most of all, I was so impressed with how quick and easy it was for me to submit and receive information on possible donors. Most of my requests were returned within the day, sometimes within a one hour window. Fantastic!

Julia Rupert, Senior Administrative Specialist, Individual Giving
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

Of the many tools available in the market for prospect research, we find iWave to be incredibly valuable. Its user-friendly interface, tools, and reports make it easy for us to find the information we need to support our team and grow our impact. It’s especially useful for uncovering new potential partners in our mission and refining how we can best steward our existing partners. Ultimately, this helps us accomplish more in service to the families of Marines and Navy Corpsmen.

Lea Fitzpatrick
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Inc.

iWave is more accurate, more user-friendly, and more versatile. I recommend iWave to everyone I speak with.

Bob Hickey, Director of Development
Catholic Community Foundation

We recently started a $40 million capital campaign. With iWave, I was able to gather and verify critical wealth and philanthropic information about a prospect that led to a $10 million gift from that individual. iWave’s research platform helped us get 25% of the way to our goal with that one prospect alone.

Dedan Brozino, Executive Director
Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation

iWave is a crucial tool in our prospect research toolbox, and has greatly expanded the scope of our capabilities in terms of individual research and larger-scale prospecting projects. It is very easy to use, and when new features and content are added it is done so in a way that makes sense from a product development and fundraising intelligence standpoint. We are glad to partner with iWave and excited to see what the future holds!

Jacob Astley, Director of Prospect Development
OSU Foundation

iWave is my go-to resource for prospect research. Not only is it a one-stop-shop when I have a request with a quick turnaround, but it is one of the only places I can consistently uncover email addresses. The interface is fantastic and nimble. I have been using this product for over three years and in that time they have rolled out a number of significant data enhancements. The iWave team is constantly trying to improve the product and that is something I can really get behind.

Mallory Lass, Senior Prospect Analyst
UC Berkeley

iWave is the first tool I use when researching a new individual, corporation or foundation. It’s fast, easy and very thorough. The control I get with iWave screening greatly reduces my clean-up afterward (which is so awesome) and the individual tabs for each search helps me drill down quick and easy. There’s so much I can learn on the source of wealth and behaviours’ of our prospects, iWave really helps makes our strategies incredibly solid – which is vital when meeting new individuals.

Laura Shumate, Associate Director
ArtCenter College of Design

I have been using iWave for a few months but only just recently took advantage of iWave screening to screen the parents of our incoming students. I was blown away by how easy it was to upload my data and to quickly see results. Not only has it helped me to identify some great US prospects, but it has opened up a whole new world of prospects in Canada. I have found some real hidden gems that I would have possibly never found without an individual search on the hundreds of them. I cannot state enough how invaluable this product is to me and to the work I do. A win for everyone in my office!

Nicole Fonsh, Director Research & Prospect Mgmt
The New School

iWave has tremendously increased our development capacity across all segments—individual, corporate, foundation, and now even workplace giving! iWave’s databases are extensive and accurate, and their 360 search makes creating prospect profiles seamless and intuitive. iWave is a well-designed, one-stop shop, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the development field.

John Barrios, Development Analyst
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Once again, iWave is able to offer a quick, effective solution for my prospect research needs. The fact that I can instantly search for an industry and find relevant contacts (who also have high net worth and are philanthropic!) saves me and my team countless hours. I’ve never had a prospect research tool that is so customized to the exact needs of a fundraiser. I will sing iWave’s praises for as long as I’m in this industry!

Katy Beth Cassell, Development Manager
First Book

I am a researcher for a large organization, and out of all the research products we use, iWave is by far my favorite. iWave’s layout is easy to navigate, and I could not be happier with the results when using iWave’s.

Madison Eady, Development Research Analyst
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

I could not live without it! Compared to our other paid subscriptions, I find that iWave is by far the best value for the money.

Stephen Swain, Senior Director of Research
Syracuse University

iWave is my go-to resource for research on individual prospects and donors. Not only does it kick-start my research on key people, but it is also highly useful for identifying new prospects, such as when we are planning events. I have always appreciated iWave’s leadership in our field which has resulted in my professional growth as a researcher and allowed me to continually raise the bar and deliver better results.

Katherine Scott
Ryerson University

iWave is one of the best products we have. I’m always impressed by the robust amount of information. If all of my tools were taken away and I could have only one product, it would be iWave.

Mary Jamieson Dee
University of North Florida

iWave is one of the most comprehensive and accurate research tools we’ve used. It is easier to query and has enabled us to reduce our research time and respond to requests more rapidly. It has already helped us identify new major gift prospects and new leadership prospects for our annual fund effort.

Bill Robbins
Associate Director, Denison University

I believe iWave offers the best research results for the best value. I’ve used iWave in 3 small shops and it has helped us unearth many major gift prospects, saving us the cost of professional research fees. The simple interface, the variety of research tools, design, and handy features make this a time and money saver. And best of all – the data is always fresh and accountable. I recommend iWave to all my colleagues!

Suzanne Duncan
Senior Manager, WoodGreen Community Services

I used iWave for the first time and, after a bit of research, submitted a grant application to a foundation for funding consideration. We had never applied to this particular foundation before and were excited to receive notification that we had been awarded $10,000 for a capital project. I probably would not have applied to this particular foundation had I not had the benefit of iWave’s detailed funder profiles. Thanks so much!

Ellen Green
Director of Fund Development, Camp He Ho Ha

Thank you for such a terrific product. iWave is the first and sometimes the only resource I use when researching a prospect. It’s user-friendly, clear, concise and so much better than any other product out there. Thank you.

Joan Sullivan
Research and Prospect Management Officer, Connecticut College

The intuitive nature of iWave is, perhaps, the best feature. Think it, click it, see it! Plus, it is so much more affordable than some of the other options I have used in my many years of prospect and donor research.

Chris Norman, Director of Development
Trinity Lutheran Seminary

After demoing alternative software, we ultimately decided to go with iWave. As a performing arts nonprofit organization, iWave has been invaluable as we assess the capacity of our current donors, ticket buyers, and personal contacts we meet in various networking or special events settings. The screening function has led us to new board members and major donor candidates.

Dave Archuletta, Director of Development
New York Live Arts

iWave has helped me every minute of every day. As a researcher, and especially as a consultant, you won’t always know if a certain profile you built leads to a certain gift amount raised. But with iWave, you’re always confident in the work you do.

Craig Williams, Consultant
Projoin Network LLC

I have now brought iWave to three different organizations and I will continue to spread the word about this product. As a grant writer, [iWave] has really cut my research time at least by half and it’s also made me look really good to my boss.

Amy Udell, Grants Manager
Operation Kindness

iWave paid for itself in our first week of service by identifying the capacity, the propensity to be philanthropic, and the affinity for our mission. The integration with Salesforce is very powerful indeed, and presents the considerable potential to streamline our information management, and therefore to focus our time effectively.

Matthew Patchell, Chief Development Officer
Junior State of America

Children’s HeartLink has used iWave for several years and it is an indispensable tool in our development system. We have relied upon it to help us find and screen high-wealth donors who have in turn helped us nearly double our revenue since 2016.

Walter Abramson, Director of Leadership Giving
Children’s HeartLink

From helping our team quickly identify leading environmental donors across the Puget Sound region and beyond, to tracking down email and mailing addresses – iWave has proven invaluable to our fundraising successes and helped advance our cause and our mission.

Judith Austin, Development And Communications Director
PCC Farmland Trust

As a non-profit organization in the heritage sector, iWave has proven invaluable in identifying exciting prospects by assessing the capacity of corporate, foundation, and individual donors. Their data is reliable, up-to-date, and easy to navigate. We recently did a comparison with similar paid subscriptions, and iWave proved to be the best value for our money.

Aretha Heenan, Program Coordinator
Historica Canada

I use iWave daily and it is an absolutely invaluable tool. We have 22 centers and camps in the association and that means a wide variety of research requests. It supports me in providing our leadership with in-depth background on our donor base before meetings and allows us all to feel confident in the strategic decisions being made.

Allison Plott, Program Coordinator
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

As a freelancing Prospect Researcher, iWave has become indispensable to my daily work. Its depth of information, spanning Canada and the USA makes it the perfect one-stop-shop for research on leading prospects. It’s an easy to use platform that makes it stand head and shoulders above others. I have been using iWave for years, and it has not only made my job more efficient but also makes me stand out with my clients.

Shannon Rafferty Terry, Founder
Uncovered Research Solutions

iWave’s user interface makes it incredibly easy to research both donors and foundations. Plus, they find information that I can’t get anywhere else. With the best interface and the best data, iWave is easily the best research service available. I’ve tried and tested a variety of different products and iWave is the only one I’d want to use each and every day!

Adam Guillette, Vice President of Development
Project Veritas

The very first time I used iWave, I found one of our corporate sponsors was giving $7500 to us but was giving much more to other charities. I asked them for $15,000 and they said “yes!” And they kept giving at that level for the next year (and the next, and the next…). I was able to get back more than my investment in iWave after one month.

Ann Rosenfield, Principal
Charitably Speaking

I’m brand new to prospect research and iWave has been an incredibly helpful tool throughout this learning process. I rely on it when it comes to building and customizing prospect profiles and it’s awesome to have multiple search engines in one place.

Courtney Dunham, Development Coordinator
LEAP Innovations

iWave is constantly improving and adding new data sets. The customer support and service cannot be topped. I particularly like, as a geographically-based community foundation, the ability to search for prospects by location.

Jo Theodosopoulos, Prospect Research
Minneapolis Foundation

I have found iWave's screening services to be extremely useful in qualifying donors - the philanthropic information with active links back to source documents is top notch. While I'm quite proficient in research and profiling, when the information I'm looking at is not completely clear, their support is stellar, responsive, knowledgeable.

Andrew Arnold, Director of Development
Prevent Blindness

Before using iWave I was individually researching thousands of people. It was really slow and involved a lot of guess work. Now I can screen prospects across all kinds of data and pinpoint the top percentage who come back above a certain threshold—that takes half an hour. iWave has helped us exceed our fundraising goals every year

Ryan Marshall, Prospect Development
Concordia University, St. Paul

The platform is easy to use, the program overall is intuitive and easy to learn, there is a host of training material, and it easily integrates with Salesforce (which we use). The speed that we can move data from iWave into Salesforce is excellent. The iWave report summaries are also excellent, providing a good mix between high-level info and particular targeted data.

Aaron Kamakawiwoole, Database Manager
Freedom Alliance

iWave Screening is so easy to use. The first day, I found scores for several names from our lower tier that are now on our major gift level. I appreciate the speed and efficiency, and I can trust the sources of information.”

Susan Gahan, Prospect Management and Research Associate
Minnesota Historical Society

I love the Insights feature and especially the Hidden Gems. I used to spend hours doing research to try and uncover these individuals but now iWave does it for me. Sometimes I recognize the names of the Hidden Gems but with many of them, I had no idea they had capacity and were philanthropic.

Kelly Schoenberger, Chief Development Officer
Seminary Ridge Museum

Using iWave was my only way of building my list of 2,500 highly qualified prospects, specifically connected to our mission. iWave’s training and support team allowed me to grab and grasp the power I never realized I had. If I weren’t fundraising and doing the most meaningful work of my life in my current position, I would be selling iWave. I believe in the product that much.

Lisa Steinberg, Director of Leadership
Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

We started by screening a segment of our contacts to highlight untapped potential of current members and low level donors, and within two months of starting our subscription we uncovered 1 billion dollars of capacity in just 1% of our database.

Marissa Todd, Prospect Research Analyst
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The ability to find both broad stroke overviews and granular details under one login is a significant point of differentiation for iWave from other research software options.

Christopher Cox, Associate Director of Development
Graduate Theological Union