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Joan Sullivan

Thank you for such a terrific product. iWave is the first and sometimes the only resource I use when researching a prospect. It’s user-friendly, clear, concise and so much better than any other product out there. Thank you.”

Joan Sullivan / Connecticut College


Armen Boyajian, Director of Leadership Giving

Since starting with iWave, I’ve seen approximately $100,000 in new gifts from new major gift prospects – prospects that I would not have previously known. I believe the additions to iWave’s databases have increased my efficiency as a part-time researcher and major gift solicitor.”

Armen Boyajian, Director of Leadership Giving / Diocese of Charlotte


Madison Eady, Development Research Analyst

I am a researcher for a large organization, and out of all the research products we use, iWave is by far my favorite. iWave’s layout is easy to navigate, and I could not be happier with the results when using iWave’s.

Madison Eady, Development Research Analyst / Los Angeles County
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The New School and iWave

Exceeding Fundraising Goals With iWave

The Background

Concordia University, St. Paul is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university, one of 10 affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. One of the University’s major goals is to educate students and prepare them for life beyond college within a Lutheran Heritage context. The majority of the University’s advancement team are alumni, including Ryan Marshall, Prospect Research Analyst. “Personally, I’m the recipient of scholarship dollars that made a significant difference to my education. It’s about paying that kindness forward.” For the advancement team, helping expand the University’s mission is a true passion.

The Challenge

“Compared to many other institutions, we have a small team and a small budget,” says Ryan. Historically, the University’s constituency consisted mainly of pastors, church workers, and alumni. But this donor base is ageing (70+ years). Part of the advancement strategy depends on diversifying the donor base by finding people with wealth capacity who connect with the University’s mission. “It’s not so much about raising money, but meeting with people and finding their passion, and then connecting those passions with Concordia.” But to refresh the University’s donor base, Ryan and his team first needed to quickly identify new prospects with data they could trust. Enter iWave.

The Solution

“I was initially hesitant about using screening,” says Ryan, adding that he was concerned about where the data comes from and how to set up a new prospect research tool. “But I was hand-searching and verifying every record as I went — literally looking at thousands of people was really slow and involved a lot of guesswork. Now I can screen 200 alumni in a certain area across all kinds of datasets and pinpoint 50 who came back above a certain threshold — that takes half an hour. Then I can verify each of those people.” So, is iWave helping?

“It’s helped us exceed our fundraising goals every year.”

Organization: Concordia University, St. Paul

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Industry: Higher Education

Key Challenge: Diversify an ageing donor base by identifying potential donors from tens of thousands of prospects.

Key Benefit: With iWave’s depth of data and customizable features, the University’s advancement team has been able to work more efficiently and exceed its fundraising goals year-over-year.

About iWave 

iWave is the industry’s top-rated donor research platform. It provides development teams with intel on a prospective donor’s capacity and inclination to give to their cause.

With information on individuals, businesses, and foundations, iWave can be used to identify new donors, prioritize prospective donors, and learn about current donors. Use iWave to help raise more major gifts, faster.

iWave can be used to search individuals, corporations, and foundations one at a time, or to run batch screenings that draw top prospects out of larger groups. From these results, users can compile prospect profiles as well as overall ratings for donors. The profile is complete with a forecasted ask capacity, transparent philanthropic history, and in-depth biographic information such as career, interests, professional relationships and board affiliations.



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