iWave is the most recommended prospect research tool among industry professionals.

Why? It is an all-in-one solution that provides access to the most comprehensive and reliable suite of wealth and philanthropic information bundled in an easy to use tool with innovative, time-saving features.

Have you ever been frustrated by the lack of information you are able to find on a prospective donor for your capital campaign or development project? Worse yet, have you been burned by inaccurate or out of date information? What about learning that you left money on the table after not having a full understanding of your prospect’s capacity to give? With iWave, you can easily and efficiently source wealth and philanthropic information on prospective donors and turn that into actionable information so you can ask the right person for the right amount at the right time. 

How iWave’s Prospect Research Solution Works

With information on individuals, businesses, and foundations, iWave will help you identify new donors, prioritize prospective donors, and learn more about current donors. It works by matching a prospective donor to records within iWave’s database, more than a billion wealth, philanthropic, and biographic records. The compiled records can be used to create a prospect profile, generate a prospect score, or simply dive deep into the source of the information.

Create Prospect Profiles


Using iWave, you are able to compile prospect profiles manually or use streamlined features that automatically generate profiles in real-time. 

The profile is complete with a forecasted gift ask capacity, transparent philanthropic history, insider filings, and in-depth biographic information such as career, interests, relationships and board affiliations. You can also set alerts to be notified of significant changes to a prospect’s profile so you can stay up-to-date and determine the best time to make an ask.

Identify New Prospects

In the current philanthropic landscape, many nonprofits have exhausted their current donor portfolios and require new major gift donors. iWave list building is a time-saving feature you can leverage to identify new major gift donors, planned giving donors, corporate donors, and volunteers.

Use it to generate lists that pull in large numbers of prospective donors using a variety of filters and search queries. From here, you can segment further to focus on gathering fundraising intelligence for the top prospects identified.

Wealth, Philanthropic and Biographic Data


iWave’s suite of billions of wealth, philanthropic, and biographic data points is the most comprehensive and reliable in the industry. 

This data is the source development team’s trust when they want to understand a prospective donor’s capacity and inclination to give to their cause or capital campaign. Real estate holdings, past charitable giving, news and obituaries with alerts, compensation, and contact information are just a few of the data points used to understand who to ask, how much to ask for and when to ask.


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Helping Leading Nonprofits Fundraise With Confidence


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 360search 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

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