Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Bringing the brightest minds and best practices to the nonprofit community

To be on the leading edge of fundraising in 2020 means having the ability to access the highest quality and most complete data and leveraging a technology ecosystem to streamline and optimize your fundraising process. Complementary to our Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series, iWave is hosting a Fundraising Technology and Strategy Series to enable the new normal and empower your fundraising efforts. No matter what your role is in your nonprofit organization, this webinar will provide advice and expertise to help you leverage technology and move your mission forward with efficiency.

Don't Miss Out on These Webinars!

Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal
Upcoming Webinars
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

New Innovation In iWave See What’s New and How iWave is Advancing Technology in The Nonprofit Industry

Presented by iWave

We’re excited to share our latest innovations at iWave and how you can use them to more easily and efficiently identify, prioritize, and cultivate donors to raise more major gifts.

In March we launched a brand new iWave platform. Built with consultation with industry leaders and designed specifically with nonprofits in mind, the new iWave has quickly become a must-have tool for fundraising and research professionals. Now we’re adding new features to the platform so you operate even more efficiently.

Join us for this webinar, where we will showcase iWave’s newest innovative features that are being released in September while give you a sneak peak at what is coming later this year.

Register Here

9/23/2020

2 PM EST

New Innovation In iWave See What’s New and How iWave is Advancing Technology in The Nonprofit Industry

More Webinars to be Announced!

Recorded Webinars
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

From Fundraising Intelligence to Artificial Intelligence — How to Accelerate Planned Giving

Presented by iWave + Gravyty

Planned Giving is not an easy discipline. First, very few have spent the time to analyze what makes a good planned giving prospect. Second, a planned giving officer’s success is directly correlated to the cumulative quality of a relationship that’s lasted years and has likely been managed by more than one person at an organization. In this webinar, iWave will share their tips to show you what planned giving prospects look like in today’s world. Then, Gravyty will show you how, with artificial intelligence (AI), planned giving officers are empowered to keep relationships thriving before gifts are realized.

 

Come learn what top planned giving prospects look like and how to manage all of the touchpoints — from birthday messages to visits, updates on recent events, and more — that go into stewarding relationships over the years.

 

Watch Recording

Recorded on:
8/25/2020

From Fundraising Intelligence to Artificial Intelligence — How to Accelerate Planned Giving
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Optimize Your Grateful Patient Program with Daily Screenings & Artificial Intelligence

Presented by iWave + Gravyty

A finely tuned grateful patient program can be a boon to fundraising revenue for hospitals and health care institutions. But, as the data tells us, the window is limited to successfully engage and inspire giving from grateful patients. By establishing a system of daily screenings, combined with artificial intelligence — organizations aren’t just fine-tuning grateful patient programs, they’re growing them at incredible scale. 

Join Gravyty and iWave, as we show you how, with the right mix of technology, you can supercharge giving from your grateful patient program.

Watch Recording

Recorded on:
8/12/2020

Optimize Your Grateful Patient Program with Daily Screenings & Artificial Intelligence
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Speed: Qualifying, Disqualifying, and Requalifying Prospects Quickly to Build A Healthy Pipeline

Presented by iWave + Gravyty

On sheer volume alone, the largest opportunities to grow giving live deeper in the donor pyramid than most organizations want to go — in unassigned, often unrated prospects. What holds them back? Efficiency. In order to qualify these prospects, frontline fundraisers and advancement services professionals need to coordinate efforts that yield results. But what if we rethought qualification work around time spent per prospect — could we increase overall giving at scale?

In this webinar, Gravyty and iWave will discuss the inherent challenges that come with qualification work and suggest a new process that centers on speed — qualifying, disqualifying, and prequalifying prospects as fast as possible. Come learn how to rethink qualification and fill your giving pipeline with opportunity.

Watch Recording

Recorded on:
7/28/2020

Speed: Qualifying, Disqualifying, and Requalifying Prospects Quickly to Build A Healthy Pipeline
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Optimizing Portfolios with Modeling and Screening Results

Presented by David Lively and Solas Group

Understanding your constituents’ capacity and likelihood to give has never been more important. Fundraising teams are spread thin, relying on shrinking pools of prospects to carry campaigns over the finish line. However, with the right prospect information and analytics tools, development teams can greatly increase their chance of success, ensuring their portfolios are optimized to contain only the very best prospects.

Join us for an engaging look at how to leverage innovative analytics tools to support major gift fundraising performance. This webinar is presented by iWave and features David Lively, author of Managing Major Gift Fundraisers:  A Contrarian’s Guide and Senior Associate VP and Campaign Manager at Northwestern University, along with Ron Eisenstein and Erin Lynch Moran, co-founders and partners at The Solas Group, a Tableau Alliance Partner.

Watch Recording

Recorded on:
7/22/2020

Optimizing Portfolios with Modeling and Screening Results
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

The Evolution of the Donor Pyramid: Where Are My Opportunities?

Presented by iWave + Gravyty

We all know the donor pyramid. At the top are our major donors, managed by gift officers and at the bottom are supporters and unrated donors who are typically managed through mass appeals. To increase revenue from your pyramid, there are two primary ways: asking major donors to give larger gifts (and risking donor fatigue) or inspiring new giving from top rated but unassigned donors and prospects (with limited fundraiser capacity).

 

In this webinar, Gravyty and iWave will show you how to evolve your donor pyramid to discover new opportunities throughout and empower your fundraisers to efficiently and effectively inspire new giving that drives revenue — without risking donor fatigue or simply hoping that frontline fundraisers can produce superhuman outcomes.

Watch Recording

Recorded on:
7/21/2020

The Evolution of the Donor Pyramid: Where Are My Opportunities?
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Fundraising Metrics: State of the Industry and Looking Forward

Presented by Benefactor Group

Fundraising metrics are a popular topic. From online forums to conferences to white papers to blog posts, there is no shortage of discussion. Our goal is to organize that data into one, comprehensive picture. This session does not aim to discover new metrics, reveal some new secret, or share the “nine things you must know.” Rather, the intent is to understand: What metrics are being used today? How are they being used? How effective are they? What is changing? And, during unprecedented economic and social upheaval—how do our metrics stand up?

Watch Recording

Recorded on:
7/16/2020

Fundraising Metrics: State of the Industry and Looking Forward
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

How Technology Keeps You on the Leading Edge of Fundraising in the New Normal

Presented by iWave and Give Back Nation

To be on the leading edge of fundraising in 2020, especially in today’s changing world, means having the ability to access the highest quality and most complete data and leveraging a technology ecosystem to streamline and optimize the fundraising process. There are many unique ways that nonprofits of all sizes can strategically leverage technology in their organization to empower their team and enhance experiences for their donors and supporters. In this webinar from Give Back Nation and iWave, we will discuss how nonprofits can establish a technology ecosystem to support their efforts and stay on the leading edge of fundraising, especially in times of crisis.

 

Nonprofit organizations will learn about:

  • The importance of a focus on technology.
  • Examples of nonprofits that have benefitted from having a technology stack in place through COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How to prepare your organization for a technology change and how to evaluate how you can better use the technology already in place at your organization.
  • Technology systems and infrastructure that support a technology ecosystem.
Watch Recording

Recorded on:
6/23/2020

Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

Data Hygiene Before & After Screening

Presented by Amanda Jarman, The Fundraising Nerd

Your iWave screening project is the ideal time to do some data cleanup and enhancement.  You’ll get better results from your screening and improve your ability to build relationships with newly-discovered prospects. Join Amanda Jarman, President of Fundraising Nerd to learn how to plan and implement your data cleanup project.  We’ll discuss how to identify and prioritize problems; data enhancement options; what you can do in house to get your data clean and keep it clean; and how to build buy-in for your efforts.

Watch Recording

Recorded on:
6/17/20

Data Hygiene Before & After Screening
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

The Future of Fundraising

Presented by iWave

The world of fundraising has changed drastically over the past decade. With advancements in technology, new trends in giving, and cultural and societal shifts, it’s vital for nonprofits to equip their research and development teams with tools to identify prospects and fundraise with confidence.

Since our new product launch in March, iWave has announced 12 new enhancements to the new iWave. Join us to see the newest product enhancements in iWave and how they will help you fundraise with confidence. These enhancements, built with consultation and feedback from the nonprofit industry, will help nonprofit organizations validate a donor’s capacity and propensity. This is your chance to see the future of fundraising in action. You won’t want to miss it.

Watch Recording

Recorded on:
6/11/20

The Future of Fundraising
Fundraising Technology & Strategy to Enable the New Normal

All Hands on Deck: Bringing Together a Fundraising Technology Ecosystem

Presented by Gravyty + iWave

It’s safe to say that 2020 has unfolded in a way no one could have predicted. Faced with this new normal, colleges and universities are forced to be proactive in a world that’s currently reactive. Technology solutions are only valuable if they can help organizations both survive and thrive in today’s world. Navigating these times will be defined by deploying strategy and technology in ways that create meaningful lift for the entire organization.

Join iWave and Gravyty as we discuss how technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) reinforce, stabilize, and grow giving programs in today’s economy. This webinar will feature examples of how current nonprofit have adapted to the new normal as well as share ideas and suggestions on how to combine your technology to increase your organization’s effectiveness.

Come learn:

  • How advancement roles are adapting under the ‘new normal’
  • How AI and other technologies are helping workforces adapt to new demands and job functions in our current economy
  • Why taking action and adapting to the challenges of our economy is the safest solution.
Watch Recording

Recorded on:
6/2/20

All Hands on Deck: Bringing Together a Fundraising Technology Ecosystem