Recap: Apra Prospect Development 2017

We’ve just returned from sunny California.  Last week, four members of the iWave team gathered in Anaheim for Apra Prospect Development 2017.  We met prospect development professionals from across the United States, Canada, UK, and beyond. Needless to say, we had an amazing time.  Therefore, we wanted to share our #myAPRAstory about this great event. Special highlights California sun, […]


What Now? How to Capitalize On Prospect Screening Results

Once you receive your prospect screen results back from a screening vendor, it might be tempting to pass this information to fundraisers for follow-up and instant major gift success.  However, we don’t recommend that approach.  Inaccurate results and false-positives are some of the reasons why some prospect researchers don’t trust screening.   And really, you […]


Preparing Your Donor Prospect Screen Step-By-Step

You have mapped out your screening goals and chosen your screening tool.  What are the next steps when preparing and submitting a donor prospect screen?  These five steps will take you there: Step 1. Clean Up Your Database No matter which screening solution you choose or how advanced technology becomes, the results will always include […]


10 Quick Tips for Optimizing Your Next Prospect Screen

Whether you are a veteran prospect researcher or this is your first time attempting a prospect screen, here are some fast tips for you to think about over your next coffee break. Please note: some of these tips are specific to iWave’s screening solution, PROscreen.    1. Screen early, screen often First of all, remember […]


“When Should I Screen My Donors?” Five Case Studies

In our previous post, we shared some must-have features to look for in your prospect screening solution.  But if you’ve never attempted a screen before, you might be wondering: in what situations does a screen even make sense? Here are five case studies that might help you decide when a screen is right for you. […]


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 […]


Estimated CANADIAN PROPERTY VALUES Now Available in PRO!

Within Prospect Research Online (PRO), you can now search estimated Canadian property values, courtesy of Manifold Data Mining Inc. Exact property values are not available in Canada due to the country’s strict privacy laws.  But Manifold’s new estimates have, are, and will continue to change the prospect research game in the Great White North. These […]


THE PAC SERIES – AFFINITY: Finding the Major Gift Donor of Your Dreams

In the second of our Propensity-Affinity-Capacity (PAC) Series, we explore Affinity.  Let’s discuss how and why a strong affinity rating indicates your prospect may be your organization’s next major gift donor. Affinity describes a natural liking for someone or something.  In the nonprofit space, we understand affinity (or linkage) as the strength of a person’s […]


Screening Vs. Analytics

In our last post, we discussed why automated prospect screening hasn’t been available for Canadian prospects until May 2016. “Wait.  Screening?  You’re actually talking about analytics, right?” There is some confusion in the industry about the differences between screening and analytics.  As it turns out, the two processes provide insight on different aspects of the prospect […]


Why Canada Didn’t Have Automated Screening – Until Now

The following is an excerpt from iWave’s new whitepaper: The State of Canadian Wealth Screening & What Lies Ahead.  Read the full story. Automated wealth/prospect screening, or electronic screening, of Canadian based prospects has never been available.  Some companies have offered an alternative version of screening or analytics that is more manual and human-driven, but […]