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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

presented by iWave

Bringing the brightest minds and best practices to the nonprofit community

To be on the leading edge of fundraising in 2020 means having the ability to access the highest quality and most complete data and leveraging a technology ecosystem to streamline and optimize your fundraising process. Complementary to our Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series, iWave is hosting a Fundraising Technology and Strategy Series to enable the new normal and empower your fundraising efforts. No matter what your role is in your nonprofit organization, this webinar will provide advice and expertise to help you leverage technology and move your mission forward with efficiency.

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal
Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

presented by iWave

Bringing the brightest minds and best practices to the nonprofit community

No matter what your role is in your nonprofit organization, this webinar series will help you gain important insights and proven strategies that will move your mission forward in the changing fundraising landscape. You’ll hear from development professionals, consultants, and industry thought leaders about campaigns, digital practices, leadership strategies, and research methods.

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

New Trends in Nonprofit Fundraising: The Latest Data and What it Means for Fundraisers

Presented by CCS Fundraising

New Trends in Nonprofit Fundraising: The Latest Data and What it Means for Fundraisers

10/28/2020 | 1 PM EST

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Fundraising Your Way Out of the Pandemic (The 90-Day Development Plan)

Presented by Robin Thompson

Fundraising Your Way Out of the Pandemic (The 90-Day Development Plan)

11/12/2020 | 1 PM EST

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

New Trends in Nonprofit Fundraising: The Latest Data and What it Means for Fundraisers

Presented by CCS Fundraising

New Trends in Nonprofit Fundraising: The Latest Data and What it Means for Fundraisers

10/28/2020 | 1 PM EST

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Fundraising Your Way Out of the Pandemic (The 90-Day Development Plan)

Presented by Robin Thompson

Fundraising Your Way Out of the Pandemic (The 90-Day Development Plan)

11/12/2020 | 1 PM EST

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

How Easterseals Michigan Broke Down Departmental Silos with Salesforce

Presented by Cloud for Good, Salesforce, iWave and Easterseals Michigan

This year, the nonprofit landscape has been influenced by sudden shifts caused by working from home, massive data breaches and social unrest. If you’re running off of disparate systems, this disconnect can limit your ability to collaborate, innovate, and streamline your constituents experiences. Join Cloud for Good, iWave and Easterseals Michigan for a panel discussion […]

Recorded on: 10/15/2020

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

New Innovation In iWave See What’s New and How iWave is Advancing Technology in The Nonprofit Industry

Presented by iWave

We’re excited to share our latest innovations at iWave and how you can use them to more easily and efficiently identify, prioritize, and cultivate donors to raise more major gifts. In March we launched a brand new iWave platform. Built with consultation with industry leaders and designed specifically with nonprofits in mind, the new iWave […]

Recorded on: 9/23/2020

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Executing with Intention: Reimagining Events in Today’s World

Presented by Ian Swedish, Corporate Vice President, and Erinn Kenney, Executive Director, CCS Fundraising

For many nonprofit organizations, events are not only an important method of raising funds, but also an opportunity to cultivate close donors, identify new prospects, and educate the community in a unique way. Amid current limitations on in-person gatherings, nonprofits are creatively engaging donors with new platforms and tactics. This webinar discussion will offer a […]

Recorded on: 10/8/2020

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Lessons from a Comprehensive Campaign

Presented by Erin Lynch Moran, Partner, The Solas Group

Are you in a campaign? Starting to plan your next campaign? Looking to learn more about how campaigns work? Learn from the experiences of those who have served on a campaign’s “front lines” and hear what they wish they had known from the beginning. Erin Lynch Moran, Partner at The Solas Group and a former […]

Recorded on: 10/1/2020

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Donor Advised Funds: Research and the Big Picture

Presented by Jennifer Filla, Researcher and Founder, Aspire Research Group LLC and Prospect Research Institute

In this webinar, our speaker, Jennifer Filla, goes beyond the technical aspects of donor advised funds. She examines the backlash against the use of DAFs, how this has been an object of focus during the current economic turmoil, and what that means for fundraising and research. Through stories, she illustrates some of the common motivations […]

Recorded on: 9/17/2020

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

From Fundraising Intelligence to Artificial Intelligence — How to Accelerate Planned Giving

Presented by iWave + Gravyty

Planned Giving is not an easy discipline. First, very few have spent the time to analyze what makes a good planned giving prospect. Second, a planned giving officer’s success is directly correlated to the cumulative quality of a relationship that’s lasted years and has likely been managed by more than one person at an organization. […]

Recorded on: 8/25/2020

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Are You Prospecting with Blinders?

Presented by Regina Alhassan, Owner of ResearchPRO

There is an egregious assumption that Black people are not philanthropic. In fact, the opposite is true. Research continues to prove that African Americans are the most charitable group of people in the country. Yet, our prospect lists and donor walls continue to be populated primarily by the names of wealthy white people. In this […]

Recorded on: 8/26/2020

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Optimize Your Grateful Patient Program with Daily Screenings & Artificial Intelligence

Presented by iWave + Gravyty

A finely tuned grateful patient program can be a boon to fundraising revenue for hospitals and health care institutions. But, as the data tells us, the window is limited to successfully engage and inspire giving from grateful patients. By establishing a system of daily screenings, combined with artificial intelligence — organizations aren’t just fine-tuning grateful […]

Recorded on: 8/12/2020

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Speed: Qualifying, Disqualifying, and Requalifying Prospects Quickly to Build A Healthy Pipeline

Presented by iWave + Gravyty

On sheer volume alone, the largest opportunities to grow giving live deeper in the donor pyramid than most organizations want to go — in unassigned, often unrated prospects. What holds them back? Efficiency. In order to qualify these prospects, frontline fundraisers and advancement services professionals need to coordinate efforts that yield results. But what if […]

Recorded on: 7/28/2020

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Optimizing Portfolios with Modeling and Screening Results

Presented by David Lively and Solas Group

Understanding your constituents’ capacity and likelihood to give has never been more important. Fundraising teams are spread thin, relying on shrinking pools of prospects to carry campaigns over the finish line. However, with the right prospect information and analytics tools, development teams can greatly increase their chance of success, ensuring their portfolios are optimized to […]

Recorded on: 7/22/2020

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

The Evolution of the Donor Pyramid: Where Are My Opportunities?

Presented by iWave + Gravyty

We all know the donor pyramid. At the top are our major donors, managed by gift officers and at the bottom are supporters and unrated donors who are typically managed through mass appeals. To increase revenue from your pyramid, there are two primary ways: asking major donors to give larger gifts (and risking donor fatigue) […]

Recorded on: 7/21/2020

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Fundraising Metrics: State of the Industry and Looking Forward

Presented by Benefactor Group

Fundraising metrics are a popular topic. From online forums to conferences to white papers to blog posts, there is no shortage of discussion. Our goal is to organize that data into one, comprehensive picture. This session does not aim to discover new metrics, reveal some new secret, or share the “nine things you must know.” Rather, […]

Recorded on: 7/16/2020

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Securing and Enhancing Corporate Partnerships

Presented by Parkes Philanthropy

In this webinar, we will look into how nonprofit organizations approached corporate support pre-COVID-19, how COVID-19 has changed corporate partnerships, and how to adapt your programming and strategies to maintain relationships in a post-pandemic world.

Recorded on: 07/07/20

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Staying on Track: How is Your Organization Adapting to Changes Due to COVID-19?

Presented by D’Alessandro Inc.

In the past few months, the way we live and work has faced dramatic changes, and accepting and adapting those changes is the key to moving forward. What is your organization doing to adapt during COVID-19 to ensure progress and success in the long-run? Join us for an interactive Q&A webinar with D’Alessandro Inc. to […]

Recorded on: 06/24/20

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

How Technology Keeps You on the Leading Edge of Fundraising in the New Normal

Presented by iWave and Give Back Nation

To be on the leading edge of fundraising in 2020, especially in today’s changing world, means having the ability to access the highest quality and most complete data and leveraging a technology ecosystem to streamline and optimize the fundraising process. There are many unique ways that nonprofits of all sizes can strategically leverage technology in […]

Recorded on: 6/23/2020

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

We Have the Giving USA Data. Now What?

Presented by Laura MacDonald, President of Benefactor Group

Every year at this time the nonprofit sector receives extensive data describing philanthropy in the US. This year’s report will be no different, but the world is very different. In this session, Laura MacDonald, Vice-Chair of the Giving USA Foundation and Founder of Benefactor Group, will help you answer the important question: “We have the data, […]

Recorded on: 6/17/20

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Data Hygiene Before & After Screening

Presented by Amanda Jarman, The Fundraising Nerd

Your iWave screening project is the ideal time to do some data cleanup and enhancement.  You’ll get better results from your screening and improve your ability to build relationships with newly-discovered prospects. Join Amanda Jarman, President of Fundraising Nerd to learn how to plan and implement your data cleanup project.  We’ll discuss how to identify […]

Recorded on: 6/17/20

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

The Future of Fundraising

Presented by iWave

The world of fundraising has changed drastically over the past decade. With advancements in technology, new trends in giving, and cultural and societal shifts, it’s vital for nonprofits to equip their research and development teams with tools to identify prospects and fundraise with confidence. Since our new product launch in March, iWave has announced 12 […]

Recorded on: 6/11/20

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Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

All Hands on Deck: Bringing Together a Fundraising Technology Ecosystem

Presented by Gravyty + iWave

It’s safe to say that 2020 has unfolded in a way no one could have predicted. Faced with this new normal, colleges and universities are forced to be proactive in a world that’s currently reactive. Technology solutions are only valuable if they can help organizations both survive and thrive in today’s world. Navigating these times […]

Recorded on: 6/2/20

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Giving Resiliently Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Kris Putnam-Walkerly

In this webinar, philanthropists will learn how to: prevent fear and overwhelm from holding you back, increase your philanthropic speed and agility, stay focused on your top priorities, increase your effectiveness and impact during the crisis, and maintain momentum AFTER the crisis.

Recorded on: 5/26/20

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

Can we see the future by reading the past? Charitable giving during and after recessions

Presented by Melissa S. Brown

Giving USA has tracked charitable giving in the United States since 1956. From this record, we can learn a great deal about giving during and after recessions. Insights from the past, including tough times in the mid-1970s and from 2008 to 2009, will shape decisions you make now and into the future. We’ve asked Melissa Brown, […]

Recorded on: 5/21/20

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The 411 on 990s: How to Read a 990 Tax Return

Presented by Susan Hammerman

990 IRS tax forms, filed annually by nonprofit organizations, are loaded with invaluable financial information. However, they are often long and cumbersome things to slog through. The documents can be a few hundred pages in length and filled with endless tables, addenda, and attachments. Learn how to navigate 990s and streamline your review process, by […]

Recorded on: 5/20/20

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Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series

How Nonprofits Leverage Digital Practices

Presented by Stream Companies

In an increasingly digital world, nonprofits need to look beyond traditional fundraising practices to attract, engage, and retain new donors. To grow your audience, you need to understand it—a goal that can be achieved through skillful social networking and targeted digital campaigns. We’ve partnered with the digital marketing experts at Stream Companies to show you […]

Recorded on: 5/14/20

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How to Increase Your Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness During the Crisis. Don’t Just Bounce Back, Bounce Forward!

Presented by Kris Putnam-Walkerly

In a crisis that touches every nonprofit’s mission, strategy, geography and focus area, many nonprofit leaders and philanthropists are rapidly adapting, transforming and providing immediate relief. At the same time, many in the sector find themselves scrambling, hunkering down, or paralyzed by fear. Across this spectrum, where does your organization sit? Behaviors that hold us […]

Recorded on: 5/5/20

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel is Bright!

Presented by Michael Baker

We are currently living in turbulent times and every leader needs to be focused on steering your organization for success! When you signed up as CEO, Executive Director, COO or Lead Development & Communications staff, did you know what you were getting yourself into? Crisis management, disaster preparedness, resources diminishing, scared staff, unfocused board members, […]

Recorded on: 4/30/20

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How to Engage Donors and Raise Emergency Funds During the COVID-19 Crisis

Presented by Amy Eisenstein

Join fundraising expert, Amy Eisenstein, as she leads a discussion on raising funds through the COVID-19 crisis. Find out if and how you should be raising money now. Learn how to leverage the opportunity to build relationships with your biggest donors, and pivot your fundraising to emergency needs. There will be plenty of time for […]

Recorded on: 4/22/20

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To Affinity and Beyond: A Look at the Value of Understanding a Donor’s Connection to Your Mission

Recorded on: 4/16/20

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Part 2 – Fundraising During a Crisis 2.0

Presented by iWave, Gravyty and friends

Join iWave, Gravyty and friends as we share what we’ve learned, key data on how others are operating, and our thoughts on how you might adapt in this new normal.

Recorded on: 4/1/20

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Fundraising During a Crisis

Presented by iWave

In this time of uncertainty, many nonprofits are wondering how they should continue to raise funds for their causes. Join iWave, along with some of the best and brightest minds in fundraising, for a discussion of the best practices amid a crisis.

Recorded on: 3/18/20

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“Better” Practices: Cultivation that Resonates with Women

Presented by Kathleen Loehr

There are over 100 data points from research that gender matters in philanthropy.  What do we do with that research? Join Kathleen Loehr as she speaks about specific tactics to identify, qualify and cultivate women in ways that resonate with them.

Recorded on: 3/17/20

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The Future of Fundraising: Meet the New iWave

Presented by Dwight Richards, Mitchell Bruce, and Mary Côté

See how the new iWave will help you weather the changing nonprofit landscape. With the new iWave, your nonprofit will be able to easily and efficiently identify, prioritize, and cultivate donors to raise more major gifts.

Recorded on: 3/12/20

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Find the Major Gift Donors of Your Dreams: The Importance of Affinity Ratings and Customization in your Wealth Screening

Presented by Dawn Galasso, iWave

Finding prospects in your database with a connection to your mission and cause is the key to your next major gift. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate the process of identifying constituents within your database who have the greatest potential to become major gift donors, all within the iWave platform.

Recorded on: 2/19/20

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Improve Your Fundraising Results: Combining the Power of Wealth Screening and Predictive Modeling

Presented by Erin Moran, Partner, The Solas Group

Predictive modeling is an extraordinary tool, particularly when combined with the power of wealth screening. But once you have all the data, what do you do with it? Register for this webinar and find out!

Recorded on: 1/22/20

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Uncovering Your Hidden Gems: Leveraging Year-End Giving in Your Major Gifts Strategy

Presented by iWave and NeonOne

Join iWave and NeonOne as we talk peer-to-peer campaigns, year-end giving and leveraging wealth screening to uncover the hidden gems in your database.

Recorded on: 12/12/19

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What’s In A Year? iWave Looks Back On 2019

Presented by Jill McCarville, Madelyn Deveau, Cody Dawson, Patrick Bryden

Join us as we look back on the year that was!

Recorded on: 12/11/19

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Expanding Your Prospect Pool: Screening Non-Traditional Constituencies

Presented by David Lawson, NewSci

A Discussion with Industry Advocates

Recorded on: 12/5/19

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Diversifying Fundraising and Philanthropy One Day at a Time: A Discussion with Industry Advocates

Presented by Preeti Gill, Melody Song, Pedro Govantes, and Tanya Rumble

Listen in to this panel discussion on the diversification of fundraising and philanthropy in 2019.

Recorded on: 11/14/19

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Start With Your Data To Grow Women’s Philanthropy

Presented by Kathleen Loehr

Learn the best practices to leverage data to help grow women’s philanthropy.

Recorded on: 10/29/19

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How To Use Wealth and Past Giving in Your Prospect Research

Presented by Liz Corney

Find out ways to leverage past giving and wealth to fundraise more effectively with this informative and engaging webinar!

Recorded on: 9/25/19

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Trends and Forecasts for Giving in the U.S.

Presented by Melissa Brown, Melissa S. Brown & Associates LLC

Find out how the “who” has changed since 2000 and see how HNW individuals are using foundations and donor-advised funds more often – and what that means for fundraisers!

Recorded on: 9/18/19

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Ask Me Anything: iWave Edition

Presented by Cody Dawson and Sarah Macleod

See our in-house iWave experts answer burning questions from iWave users!

Recorded on: 8/28/19

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You’ve Completed Your Wealth Screening – Now What?

Presented by Steve Grimes

Get the run-down on the steps to take after you complete a wealth screen.

Recorded on: 8/21/19

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Prospect Research 101

Presented by Angie Stapleton and Liz Corney

Looking to brush up your prospect research skills? This webinar has you covered.

Recorded on: 7/24/19

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Elevate Your Grateful Patient Program

Presented by Chris Campbell and Jill McCarville

Get the low-down on grateful patient program and how both iWave and Gravyty can help elevate them.

Recorded on: 7/19/19

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iWave for Neon: Translating Data Into Actionable Donor Cultivation

Presented by Tim Sarrantonio, Michael Buckley, and Trent Beattie

See iWave’s newest integration in action with this informative and engaging webinar.

Recorded on: 6/5/19

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Gender Matters: A Practical Approach To Grow Women’s Philanthropy

Presented by Kathleen Loehr

Ready to become more aware of gender differences in charitable giving behavior? Check out this webinar.

Recorded on: 5/30/19

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Real Estate Values, Equity, and Their Role in Giving

Presented by Josh Ostroski

See the importance of both real estate valuations and equity when factoring giving capacity.

Recorded on: 5/22/19

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Major Gifts from Major Donors

Learn how to master the art of major gifts, from the identification stage to cultivation and solicitation.

Recorded on: 5/1/19

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Getting Real with Real Estate

Presented by David Lawson and Liz Corney

Join us as we explore how to maximize your real estate screening results using proven techniques and all without leaving iWave.

Recorded on: 4/25/19

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iWave For Salesforce: Start Fundraising With Confidence

Presented by Trent Beattie and Ian Anderson

See the newest version of iWave’s Salesforce integration. This new version offers users an improved experience for all users.

Recorded on: 3/27/19

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Improve Your Screening Success with Data Hygiene

Presented by Amanda Jarman and Liz Corney

See how clean data helps your organization with wealth screening and building better donor relationships.

Recorded on: 2/13/19

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Gravyty and iWave: Use AI To Power Up Your Fundraising In 2019

Presented by Trent Beattie and Chris Campbell

See how Gravyty and iWave are paving a new path, empowering nonprofits with fundraising intelligence through artificial intelligence.

Recorded on: 2/6/19

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The Game of Life: Strategies to Effectively Utilize Prospect Research Data

Presented by Mike Buckley, CFRE

This webinar explores how a small company can lead you to big assets; why a person’s avocation can be more important than their vocation; and much more.

Recorded on: 12/12/18

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Searching For Signs Of Wealth

Presented by David Lawson

This webinar explores how a small company can lead you to big assets; why a person’s avocation can be more important than their vocation; and much more.

Recorded on: 12/5/18

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Development Planning: A Webinar Presented by M3 Development

Presented by Michael J. Baker, CFRE

This webinar discusses the importance of development plans, as well as the most effective way for your organization to plan for success!

Recorded on: 11/29/18

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Recruiting the Best Board Members

Presented by Jill McCarville and Michael Baker

This webinar will guide you through the most impactful techniques to develop your Board into the leadership body your organization needs to be successful.

Recorded on: 10/4/18

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3 Keys to More Confident Fundraising

Presented by iWave and Winspire

Learn how to go beyond wealth to understand the propensity and affinity of your prospective donors.

Recorded on: 9/5/18

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Serious Business: Digital Strategies To Boost Corporate Donations

Presented by Jill McCarville and Claire Kerr

Join iWave and Frontstream to see how corporate support of your nonprofit organization can go so far beyond making a pitch and getting a check!

Recorded on: 8/15/18

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Using Events to Identify High Network Donors

Presented by iWave and Winspire

Join iWave and special guest, Winspire, as we explore how to use fundraising events as a way to identify and qualify high-net-worth individuals as prospective donors.

Recorded on: 8/1/18

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Beyond Wealth: Discovering the True Drivers of Philanthropy

Presented by David Lawson

This webinar discusses ways to use your screening data to glean deeper actionable insights into your donor’s interests and passions, and how to better connect those to your projects and programs.

Recorded on: 6/26/18

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Diamonds in the Rough

Presented by Alex Quinn, Senior Account Executive and Ryan McCarvill, Content Manager

Join members of the iWave team as we discuss how to learn more about prospects and donors already “living” in your database. See how key iWave features can help you develop a better understanding of your donors.

Recorded on: 5/30/18

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Screening as Strategy, Not Just Prospecting

Presented by Trent Beattie, iWave and Alexander Oftelie, Bentz Whaley Flessner

Wealth Screening is a tool used to help uncover the potential of constituents. Join thought leaders from BWF and iWave as they share strategies to get more wealth screening appends, and leverage this data into actionable and transformational intelligence, regardless of your organization’s size or mission.

Recorded on: 4/14/18

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