Wealth Data: 5 Ways to Learn More About Your Prospect’s Capacity to Give

Published December 18, 2018

By Jill McCarville, VP Marketing, iWave Mo’ money, Mo’ problems major gifts. Some of the most important information you will find on your prospective major gift donors is with regards to their wealth. Follow along with this scenario: your promising new prospect lives in a 7-bedroom house in Texas, has a beach condo in Malibu, […]

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Phoenix Philanthropy Group

Communicate the Transformative Impact with Social Return on Investment

Published December 12, 2018

By Richard Tollefson, Founder and President, & Michal Tyra, Director of Client and Community Engagement, The Phoenix Philanthropy Group For nonprofits, communicating impact and value is crucial. While most businesses answer to a select group of owners, investors and shareholders, nonprofits must justify their existence and performance to a wide range of stakeholders. Donors, program […]

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Workplace Giving Special Report

Employee Choice Plays an Increasingly Large Role in Workplace Giving and Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts, New Study Finds

Published November 8, 2018

Special Report from Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy explores how workplace giving is changing CHICAGO [November 5, 2018]—Changes to the workforce and new attitudes toward work are affecting workplace giving, and philanthropy is increasingly important to employees, employers, and nonprofits, according to a new report released today by Giving […]

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Donor Management: 7 Strategies to Segment Your Lists


  By Joe Klimek, CEO, SofTrek, developer of ClearView CRM fundraising software Nonprofit giving has been trending up for a while now, finally crossing the $400 Billion mark1 in 2018,and we’re all celebrating because of it. But these positive growth patterns are not a reason to let your fundraising and communication strategies stagnate. To help […]

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Four Keys to Nonprofit Success

Published November 5, 2018

By Bill Jacobs, Founder & Managing Partner AnalyticalOnes I’ve recently read Cecile Richard’s new book, Make Trouble. She offers some simple but great advice for anyone working to start any organization, but I think it’s particularly appropriate for nonprofit organizations. Ms. Richard’s points are: 1. Set concrete goals that can be achieved Too often in […]

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How To Use Data To Manage Your Nonprofit

Published September 11, 2018

Operate more like a business while staying true to your organization’s mission Some people don’t like to think about running their nonprofit like a business. Nonprofits are different, after all, they have no shareholders and are not ‘supposed’ to make a profit. But when it comes to managing nonprofit finances, the most successful nonprofits focus […]

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Major Gift Metrics Blog

Important Considerations for Establishing Major Gift Metrics

Published August 28, 2018

By John T. Keith, J.D., Consultant, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates Fundraising success is increasingly a vital component of an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission.  Campaigns have increased in prevalence and frequency and often are dependent upon 90% of the dollars being contributed by 10% of the donors.  (In higher education, this can reach 95% […]

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Next Level Donors: Three Strategies to Inspire Annual Donors to Give More

Published August 22, 2018

By Ryan McCarvill, Content Manager, iWave Congratulations!  You secured another $10,000 gift from longtime donor, Jane Smith.  Years ago, you worked hard to solicit Jane’s first major gift to your organization.  And now it only takes a few touchpoints during the year to secure the same gift amount year over year.  In fact, when you […]

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GUSA 2018 Infographic

See the numbers – Giving USA 2018 Infographic

Published June 14, 2018

Who gave and who received in 2017? See the numbers and major giving trends on Giving USA‘s infographic. [Click to view full-size]

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