Take a deep dive into fundraising intelligence and prospect research insights, strategies, and best practices with these insightful iWave ebooks.

The Practical Guide to Corporate and Foundation Giving 

If you’re interested in getting insights to take the right steps to secure more corporate grants, get this new practical guide by iWave and our partners at Gravyty. This ebook covers: 

  • The difference between corporate and foundation giving
  • How to approach either for “the perfect ask”, featuring an interview with Corporate Giving expert, Henry Berman from Exponent Philanthropy
  • A step-by-step guide with the five basic principles to keep in mind when establishing this initiative within your organization.

Planned Giving: How to Inspire and Uplift Legacy Donations 

Experts are forecasting over USD $30 trillion in wealth transfers from baby boomers over the next many years. This means you should be thinking about starting or boosting your Planned Giving Program. Not sure how to approach this sensitive topic? In this ebook you’ll learn:

  • The definition and types of Planned Giving gifts
  • The key benefits for both donors and nonprofits
  • The steps to implement a Planned Giving Program

Wealth Screening Playbook: Advanced Strategies Every Nonprofit Should Know

The fundraising industry has been constantly evolving but many wealth screening solutions have remained stagnant.

In this ebook you will learn how to leverage 100% of your wealth screening results, how to customize your inputs so results are tailored to your organization, and how to most efficiently action results.

Power Strategies to Supercharge Your Fundraising Efforts

If the fundraising how-to was written or produced prior to March 2020 when many areas of the country, and the world, began shutting down, it may seem outdated. Think about seeing a television show with a crowd of people at a concert venue or a sports event. You know that it is not reflecting the new reality. Your fundraising efforts will also seem obsolete if you don’t take the steps to update them now. Read this ebook by Robin Thompson to supercharge your fundraising strategies. 

Lessons Learned in a Campaign: Advice to Accidental Campaign Directors

For this ebook from Erin Lynch Moran, Partner at the Solas Group, she conducted interviews with campaign directors at various institutions and shared from her own experience. Not surprisingly, most campaign directors had very similar experiences and lots of advice to impart. This ebook shares the advice for “what do you wish you knew when you started out as a campaign director?”

Fundraising Your Way Out of the Pandemic

Regardless of your position—researcher, fundraiser, executive director or board member—everyone has responsibilities for ensuring the success of the organization. In this ebook, you’ll learn six strategies to create a plan to fundraise your way out of the pandemic. 


The Bottom Line

Companies are giving back to their communities more than ever before. Is your organization poised to secure major fundraising dollars from corporate sources?

Major Gifts from Major Donors

This innovative ebook will introduce you to moves management and how you can take a brand new prospect and guide them on the path to becoming a lifelong major gift donor.

Wealth Screening 101

Ready to get the rundown on everything wealth screening? Dive into iWave’s newest ebook where you’ll learn the benefits of wealth screening, how to complete a wealth screen from start to finish, and what to look for in a wealth screening solution.

Power-Up Your Grateful Patient Program

Healthcare philanthropy is growing. But there is increasing competition between organizations for donors and funding. iWave’s presents challenges and opportunities in healthcare philanthropy, such as patient screening.

The Power of Past Giving

Past giving predicts future giving. The traditional approach to prospect research has been to focus on individuals who are simply “wealthy”. But if you are not also factoring in giving history, you are missing out on some great opportunities

3 Keys to a Better Major Gift Ask

Read this ebook to learn about prospect ratings and how to use them to attract more major gifts: Propensity (giving history), Affinity (connection to a cause), and Capacity (amount of wealth available to donate).

Prospect Research With a Purpose: A Guide To Raising More Major Gifts Faster

After finishing this ebook, you will have a better grasp on five key research strategies that can help your fundraising team better identify who to ask, when to ask, and how much to ask for.