Integration: Getting Your Donor Database and Fundraising Intelligence Solution to Talk

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Active listening is a powerful skill, and it’s something we strive for at iWave. By listening to our clients and partners, we have learned about the need to ensure wealth screening, prospect research and fundraising is efficient and effective for their teams. From there, we commit to continuously identifying gaps and opportunities to improve our product and services. And since our focus is helping to make the researcher and/or fundraiser’s job easier, we take all feedback very seriously. One path we’ve taken, thanks to the  advice of our clients and partners, is to integrate iWave with other software applications you use daily, to create efficiencies and maximize opportunities.

Integration Opportunities

Have you noticed there are more and more integrations available these days? It’s become the norm to have two or more applications sync and “talk”  to each other. These integrations help people work smarter and faster and allow them to see the big picture. That is especially important in fundraising.  Although there are many potential integrations between software for various departments, the integration we’re referring to is an integration between your prospect research tool (like iWave), and your donor database.

In prospect research and fundraising, having good donor management software (DMS) is critical. It’s where your database of donors and prospective donors lives, and this database informs nearly all your development decisions.

Data Sources

But where does the data come from? Of course, that’s where a fundraising intelligence solution can really help.  However, we know from conversations with our clients that many researchers and fundraisers continue to spend a lot of time in their donor database.  Wouldn’t it be more efficient to have some elements of a fundraising intelligence solution within the donor database window? iWave is proud to offer robust integrations with Donor Relationship Management solutions, with StratusLIVE being one of them!  Why do we spend time building and improving our integrations? The short answer is, for you. Through integration, you are able to see important wealth, philanthropic, and biographical insights about your donor without leaving your database.  These insights might include: a prospect’s capacity rating; their charitable giving to organizations other than yours; and the value of their real estate.

Real Integration

Let us be clear: when we say integration, we really mean integration. It’s important to be able to import and export files between two programs, but we focus on allowing iWave to “talk” and work in tandem with donor databases.

Technology is becoming more and more streamlined.  As we move forward, integrations will improve and increase in numbers.  We’re excited to see what the future holds. We are committed to helping you do your job efficiently, so you can focus on the great work you’re doing to make the world a better place! 

About iWave

iWave is the industry’s top-rated fundraising intelligence platform, iWave enables nonprofit organizations to fundraise with confidence. In a new era of nonprofit fundraising, iWave solves critical challenges facing fundraising professionals today: how to identify, qualify and retain donors to raise more major gifts. Built on next generation architecture, iWave’s intuitive and easy-to-use prospect research and wealth screening solutions give access to the industry’s highest quality and most comprehensive suite of wealth and philanthropic information so you can determine who to ask, how much to ask for, and when to ask based on a prospective donor’s capacity and inclination to give.

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