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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Challenges and Opportunities for Prospect Development in 2017

Guest Post by Lori Hood Lawson As US President Donald Trump proceeds to sign executive orders as I write this, a number of national and international nonprofit organizations either reap the rewards of such directives or run headlong into an unannounced fire drill(s), or a combination of both. What can you do, in your prospect […]

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5 Great Uses of Your PROscore Credits

  Here’s a question:  How many PROscore credits do you have? Okay, how about this one:  Are you using them? We introduced PROscore and PROscreen to make it easier for clients to prioritize and segment major gift prospects.  These features are powered by PROscore credits.  To help you get the most out of PRO’s features, […]

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The Three Keys to a Better Major Gift Ask

The following is an excerpt from iWave’s new eBook: The Three Keys to a Better Major Gift Ask.  Read the full story. There are three important ratings that researchers and fundraisers use to segment and prioritize major gift prospects and donors. They are: PROPENSITY: Has this person given to nonprofit causes before? AFFINITY: Is this person passionate […]

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Planned Giving vs. Major Gifts

Back in December 2016, our blog focused on major gifts fundraising.  With the arrival of a new year, it’s a great time to discuss major gifts versus planned gifts.  There are many similarities between the two, but a planned gift often requires more research and fundraising work – with potential for an even greater donation […]

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MAJOR GIFTS SERIES PART 1: Defining A Major Gift

With another year almost over, now is a great time to reflect and get back to basics.  Here at iWave, our mission is to help nonprofits “raise more major gifts, faster.”  But what does that really mean? How do you go about defining a major gift? Major Gifts? Major Problem In a survey of 700 […]

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International Development Part 2: Designing an International Development Strategy

By: Jill McCarville Part 1 of this International Research series, we addressed a number of questions that your development department should consider before deciding to research and solicit major gift prospects internationally. In this blog post ‘International Research Part 2: Designing A Development Strategy’ consider these best practices. Allan Berezny, Assistant Dean at the University of British […]

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International Development Part 1: Is International Research Right for You?

By: Jill McCarville Let me guess: you’ve been hearing a lot about international research and fundraising lately, right?  It’s true that international development is on the rise.  But is it worthy of the hype?  Is it right for every organization? Philanthropy is Increasing Worldwide On a global scale, charitable giving is increasing.  According to the […]

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