Why Be A Fundraiser?

The goal of fundraising is to build relationships and work with donors to create real change. By Michael Nilsen, Vice President, Communications and Public Policy Association of Fundraising Professionals Philanthropy in Canada Canada has an incredible tradition of philanthropy – giving, volunteering and other activities that support charitable causes.  According to the Association of Fundraising […]

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3 Ways to Boost Your Next Fundraising Campaign

Launching a fundraising campaign or event is complex, busy, expensive, and demands a strong return on investment.  Whether you are a researcher, fundraiser, or development director, here are some strategies you and your team can use to boost your next fundraising campaign. Screen prospects before the campaign begins If you read our recent blog series […]

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3 Must-Haves For Your Prospect Screening Solution

Prospect research is a comprehensive analysis of a prospective donor’s potential to contribute to your nonprofit with a major gift.  Wealth screening – or as we like to call it, prospect screening – is just one step of that overall research process.  However, screening is a fundamental strategy that can save time, resources, and help […]

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How to Better Align Prospect Research and Fundraising

Imagine you’re the president of a small company.  The marketplace is highly competitive, and investors are counting on you to grow revenue.  But your Sales team has exhausted their best leads, and Marketing efforts have atrophied.  Each team blames the other, citing a laundry list of failures.  Your head is in your hands – year-end […]

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Prospect Research Roundtable #1

Welcome to the first (of many) iWave Roundtables.  To help celebrate #ResearchPride, iWave connected with prospect researchers to learn about their “day in the life.”  The guinea pigs for our first roundtable are: Sara Glover / Prospect Management and Research Officer, Wilfrid Laurier University Wilfrid Laurier University is a world-class postsecondary institution.  Laurier oversees several […]

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#RESEARCHPRIDE Is Back!

Prospect Research Pride It’s amazing how fast a year goes – #ResearchPride is back again!   If you’re not familiar with prospect research, it’s the identification and analysis of prospective donors (individuals, companies, and trusts) to learn their potential to give to a nonprofit’s cause.  Here at iWave, we also call this important work fundraising […]

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How to Effectively Integrate Social Media & Fundraising

Social media continues to revolutionize how we interact with the world (especially the digital one) and the people around us.  But while many nonprofits integrate social media & their fundraising strategy, few employ the following tactics that give their online presence a boost. First, some fast facts for you.  Social media is the number one reason […]

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