Predicting the Future With Past Giving

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the best major gift prospect of them all?” Unfortunately, there are no magic tricks or easy shortcuts when it comes to prospect research and fundraising.  Sometimes it’s hard enough to find your prospect’s middle name! But what we do have are proven indicators of major gift potential.  One of the best […]

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The Top 5 PRO FAQs Answered by the iWave Team

Every day, the iWave team works closely with development professionals from nonprofits of every size and scope.  Some are longtime clients, others are looking at prospect research tools for the first time, and still others are looking to switch from a different tool and start using Prospect Research Online.  In all these conversations we hear […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 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 […]

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5 Ways to Customize Your Prospect Screening

Did you know that screening is the most common form of prospect identification conducted these days?  As Helen Brown and Jen Filla mention in their book, Prospect Research for Fundraisers, whether you’re starting a campaign, building a professional fundraising program, trying to get to know your database better, or want to get in the habit […]

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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 […]

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