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Major Gifts Series Part 2: The Four Steps of Major Gifts Fundraising

Request Your Fundraising Assessment Download Major Gifts from Major Donors eBook   Last week, we defined major gifts and explored…

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Major Gifts Series Part 1: Defining A Major Gift

Here at iWave, our mission is to help nonprofits “raise more major gifts, faster.” But what does that really mean?…

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International Development Part 2: Designing an International Development Strategy

Part 1 of this International Research series, we addressed a number of questions that your development department should consider before…

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

Let me guess: you’ve been hearing a lot about international research and fundraising lately, right?  It’s true that international development…

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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,…

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The Three Keys Series – CAPACITY: Does Your Prospect “Have” What It Takes to Be a Major Gift Prospect?

The third aspect of The Three Keys series is for some the most important, but for all, probably the most…

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The Three Keys – AFFINITY: Finding the Major Gift Donor of Your Dreams

In the second of The Three Keys Series, we explore Affinity. Let’s discuss how and why a strong affinity rating…

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Capacity Ratings Questions with Jennifer Filla

  Capacity Ratings are a very broad topic and a topic that leads to endless questions. Below are some of…

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The Three Keys Series – PROPENSITY: Finding Clues in Charitable Giving, Board Affiliations, Volunteering, and More

In the first of our Three Keys Series, we tackle Propensity. Let’s discuss how and why a strong propensity rating…

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Best Practices for Researching and Qualifying Parents as Major Gift Prospects

If you work at an education institution and aren’t looking at parents as major gifts prospects, you could be missing out.  In fact,…

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Investing in Impact

What is impact investing?  In short, it’s a desire to get a big bang for your buck. In terms of…

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Prospect Research List Building: The Canadian Edition

  We published a blog post about the best prospect research list building strategies. Thanks to feedback from our clients and subscribers,…

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