Why choose iWave over DonorSearch?
iWave provides superior donor data, unique features like the ability to identify corporate and foundation sponsors, and customization options that tailor results to your organization’s mission.
Top Reasons to Choose iWave Over DonorSearch
Superior data sources
It’s no secret that the depth and quality of donor data is a key to a nonprofit’s future growth and sustainability. This is why iWave delivers the industry’s most accurate and comprehensive data from over 40 wealth, biographic, and philanthropic data sources.
Unique features that can boost your fundraising ROI
We understand that as the industry continues to face new challenges, nonprofit organizations need to find new ways to achieve more and complete their missions efficiently. This is why we offer many features that are unique in the industry
One size rarely fits all in our industry. This is why we offer the ability for you to customize modeling and analytics to align with your organization’s projects and goals.
You shouldn’t feel like you need to be a detective to understand how your results are derived. By providing transparency into the records and formulas that generate prospect scores, we help you make sense of your results in a way that is operationally valuable and trusted by your fundraising team.
Dependable Capacity Scores
Our capacity scores are not affected by differences in cost of living by geography—ensuring that wealth ratings are not artificially inflated.
iWave vs. DonorSearch Ratings on G2
|Ease of use||9.1||9.0|
|Ease of setup||9.5||8.9|
|Ease of doing business with||9.6||9.3|
|Product Direction (% positive)||9.4||8.5|
Learn more about what G2 users have to say when comparing iWave vs. DonorSearch.
Award-winning Products and Company
iWave has been the top-rated fundraising intelligence solution on G2 for more than seven consecutive quarters and is a three-time winner of the Stevie award for Sales and Customer Service.
iWave vs. DonorSearch
|Data Sources||Includes data from 40+ data sources, with over 185 million gift records, plus 2-3 million added monthly||Includes data from ~20 datasets, with ~140 million gift records, plus 2-3 million added monthly|
|Data Coverage||Billions of wealth and philanthropic records from US and Canada||US data only|
|Data Quality||40+ premium data sources: CoreLogic (real estate), ZoomInfo (biographic), Guidestar (foundations)||25 databases, including several free databases already available to the public|
|Dynamic profile updates||Smart alerts: keep your database up-to-date with the latest intelligence, delivered to you automatically.||N/A|
|Real Estate Capacity Calculations||Proprietary real estate equalizer removes overinflation of capacity scores. iWave includes Median Home Price of a county in wealth screening and capacity scoring||Uses static real estate values which overinflate wealth in areas where the cost of real estate is high|
Modeling and Analytics
|Foundation and corporate research||Foundation & Company Screening enables users to identify and segment foundations and companies that are likely to support their cause.||N/A|
|Planned giving scores||Access to Planned Giving Scores and Analytics: prospects are automatically evaluated against eight proven indicators, such as affinity and real estate holdings. Each prospect is then assigned a score of 1 to 4 to indicate how likely they are to give a planned gift.||Screening results may identify planned giving prospects, but no scores are provided.|
|Multi-Lens Scoring||See wealth screening results and donor profiles from multiple viewpoints depending on their fundraising goals, using customizable parameters.||N/A|
|Affinity Scores||iWave also has RFM scrores||Donorsearch uses RFM scores to indicate a donor’s linkage to a cause|
|Screening & Scoring||Adjustable parameters so you can define capacity settings, select affinity to giving interests and choose scoring weights for a prospect’s capacity, affinity and propensity (internal and external giving history)||Parameters are locked and scores do not consider a prospect’s affinity, only capacity and propensity|
|Individual Database Searches||Perform lookups or build lists within all 41 databases. Search using a name only, no address required||Limited access to individual databases for lookups. Searches require a known address|
|Prospect and Marketing Lists||Generate unlimited lists of new prospects with contact information. Lists can include individuals, corporate donors and foundation grants||Marketing lists are restricted to a limited number of contacts per month|
|News and Obituaries Data||Track mentions in news articles and obituaries in US and Canada with real-time alerts||News and obituaries are not provided|
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