iWave Features

iWave

Online prospect research and fundraising tool for nonprofits

4.52/5 (33 reviews)

iWave Feature Summary

  • Wealth & philanthropic data
  • Wealth screening
  • Database segmentation
  • Score refresh
  • Recency, Frequency, Monetary (RFM) scoring
  • Fundraising intelligence
  • Customizable weightings
  • Top prospect change notifications
  • Donor management system (DMS) integrations
  • Advanced filtering
  • Customized prospect scores
  • Multiple integrated data providers
  • Prospect screening
  • Record search
  • Prospect prioritization
  • Score list export
  • Biographic information
  • Prospect profiles
  • Donor research
  • Record validation
  • Email alerts
  • Scoring parameter customization

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Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
CRM Integration
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Verification
Demographic Data Collection
Email Alerts
Email Notifications
Filtered Views
Lead Scoring
Multiple Data Sources
Personalized Profiles
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Prospecting Tools
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iWave Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about iWave's features:

Rebecca Richman

I use iWave because it's an amazing resource to help our non-profit raise more funds!

2018-05-10

Pros

Using PROSearch and validating the excellent results it returns makes my job so much easier. Also, when I'm updating the propensity of a prospect, VeriGift oftentimes gives me more recent and numerous gifts than other tools I've tried. iWave's training and customer service is top notch, too.

Cons

The only potential drawback is that iWave does not currently integrate as easily with our donor management system, but what's really cool is iWave listened to it's clients and is working out a solution.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Desi Zurcher

Searches are very challenging and step-heavy. Prospect research is useless

2018-05-10

Pros

It's intent is good, to be an all-inclusive platform for foundation, organization, and individual research

Cons

We simply don't use it because we can get more data from a google search and the basic wealth screen provided with our constituent management system

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

powerful datasets, gold-standard interface

2018-05-14

Pros

Results can be easily exported for additional analysis and reporting.

Cons

The profile-building feature is not strong, and the company has been cagey about its batch screening functionality.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle Bornstein

We love iWave for the layers of insight it gives into our prospects.

2018-05-10

It fills in the gaps our other research solution leaves open, and it's flexible enough to let us work with data the way that works best for us.

Pros

The wealth of business contact information in ZoomInfo is indispensable.

Cons

We used to be heavier users of iWave, but when we integrated our other research solution to our database, we shifted usage over there.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Teresa Fox

The first resource I look to for information.

2018-05-10

iWave Pro is my first go-to online research resource. It is my starting place, providing links to other areas for further research.

Pros

I also appreciate the addition of the Dun and Bradstreet information as I like to compare that data with ZoomInfo.

Cons

I understand this information is provided to iWave by a third party. I've been advised by others in my field that the donation history in iWave is more accurate than Noza however I find that I have to double check often to ensure the gift type is actually as it is listed; more often than not an "Annual Gift" is actually a "Cumulative" gift.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Debbie Hornbuckle

IWave is very intuitive so it did not require a lot of time to get productive.

2018-05-14

I would probably miss out on leads if I did not have access to IWave.

Pros

Although the data is too often out of date, at least the data gives me a lead so that I can do more research on other databases.

Cons

Too often the data is out of date which causes me to question a lot of results, i.e. alumni, corporate and foundation directors and officers.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicole Song

iWave is great for your basic to intermediate needs for anything prospect research related.

2018-05-10

Pros

It's easy to use! Very intuitive.

Cons

The filtering and exporting feature isn't advanced or easy to use.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

iWave PRO

2018-09-25

iWave is my go-to prospect research resource. It's one of the first places I look for information when I open up a case. Customer support is prompt and effective.

Pros

I love the donations section as it links right to annual reports/donor rosters!

Cons

I wish it would do either nickname/similar name matching, or at least provide results where the name starts with the same letters.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer Filla

A fantastic all-in-one prospect research tool!

2018-05-17

This software has made a big difference for my team - it makes us better and faster.

Pros

Yes, it has the key database sources I want, but what really makes this a great tool for me is that I can throw a name into it and get started.

Cons

If I could wave a magic wand, I'd wish that I could create a PROfile that could export with more plain text that I could manipulate.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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William Robbins

My experience with iWave has been excellent!

2018-05-11

Quality data that helps us identify and target fundraising prospects.

Pros

1) Quality of data--accurate data including real estate, Thomson Reuters, D&B, RelSci and HEPdata to name a few of the databases available. 2) Affordability--great for offices on a tight budget.

Cons

One thing on my wish list would be the addition of a general news database, but this is not a deal breaker for me.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I've used iwave since it's launch. I use this tool for ad-hoc information searches.

2018-05-14

Pros

Ability to search by address to confirm RE ownership Donations area: ease of exporting and modifying Have not used alert functionality

Cons

I would like to be able to brand this output with my institution's shield, etc.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Carol Harlow

I have been a customer for many years. I appreciate that IWave responds to the needs of its users.

2018-05-14

Able to check data against other search products.

Pros

Love being able to use all the different databases.

Cons

Sometimes the data is old or incorrect and there is no quick way to correct it.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Becky Vodrey

Good software with basic prospect research tools ad information

2018-05-11

Pros

Rating system is straightforward and easy to understand, and can be customized to your organization type.

Cons

Can be confusing when researching common names, or nicknames with little other referencing data available.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dawn Breen

Great research tool

2019-09-30

I use it in conjunction with several other research databases to be able to provide a well-rounded view of our prospects.

Pros

I love the real estate feature that allows you to look at the individual transactions for each property.

Cons

I also do not find the Database USA to provide much useful information

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Manny Aguilar

We have had the iWave Tool for a few years for Development, which is no longer part of our focus.

2018-05-10

We were able to use the software to screen our donors in a more specific manner. This allowed the previous director to identify and categories donors more effectively.

Pros

The information seems to provide a broad width of various types of giving, assets and contact information.

Cons

It would be most helpful to have been offered a training to better utilize the software. There are no email addresses provided.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Vidya Kagan

Easy to use, fun, complete

2018-06-01

Pros

iWave is very easy to use and provides a great deal of data all in one place.

Cons

The user interface is not that attractive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nadine Baker

It's easy to use. The website is easy to navigate and set up well for users.

2018-05-10

We can submit larger files that are run in batch instead of individually. I can organize people I've researched into folders, as well as share certain groups/folders with colleagues.

Pros

I love the export options functionality.

Cons

It doesn't always have the latest up to date info; the giving information on donors is several years old.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Matt Soper

Invaluable tool to build a database, create profiles, and prioritize funding prospects.

2018-05-10

Pros

Quick and easy access real estate holdings (we are a land trust), giving when available, addresses for database building, and wealth.

Cons

Didn't get onboarded very well. Am self taught and feel like I'm not using profile builder to max potential.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Katherine Brown

Allows us to research with a greater speed and depth.

2018-05-10

Pros

Being able to quickly gather information on prospects, especially their philanthropic activity, has made it so much easier for our team to create informed proposals and well-informed asks.

Cons

Some parts of the iWave profile seem quite redundant (eg. the pages upon pages of zoominfo that all say the same thing) - I am left wondering if there is something I don't understand and I am not using these pages as I should. But, I appreciate that these pages can be removed from the final profile.

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Nicole Fonsh

I've been using PRO for a year now and have nothing bad to say about it.

2018-05-17

It has been very helpful in not only identifying US prospects but also prospects in Canada.

Pros

I also love how easy it is to download and export data that I can use and share with others in my office.

Cons

I really don't know if I have a single bad thing to say about iWave. It has been a fantastic addition to our research products.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dawn Breen

Great research tool

2018-10-09

I love iWave and use it almost daily in combination with other research tools

Pros

My favorite part of this software is the real estate section, as it provides much more information than most other products that we use. Information on ownership, sales and transactions comes in very handy

Cons

The charitable giving database is getting much better.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Blencoe

iWave is my must have research tool. It's easy to search and has many information points.

2018-05-14

Pros

I like that no matter if I am searching a foundation, an individual or a corporation I am able to use one database that can help me find the information that I need.

Cons

I dislike that the search doesn't offer searching by variations in spelling. I find that sometimes you have to have the spelling exact for the record to come up.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Darrell Rainwater

We've been using iWaves now for several years and it is a valuable tool for our prospect researcher.

2018-05-10

Pros

Our Prospect Research loves how easy iWaves is to use and the great data results that she gets from iWaves.

Cons

We've been using it for several years and really haven't come across any cons, so nothing really comes to mind right now

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Boone

iWave PRO is my go-to resource

2018-05-10

iWave PRO provides the most complete resources at the best value.

Pros

They have done a tremendous job aggregating data resources that key in on the most helpful information.

Cons

iWave recently included on a trial basis data from Pipl.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Liz Rejman

good variety of data sets, great that it links to donor listings in the gifts to other org section

2018-05-14

Pros

There isn't anything I don't like. I use all areas at different times depending on the usage. 360, gifts to other orgs, I also enjoy the political gift information.

Cons

If forced (and I am being forced), I find the US data not helpful, but I don't have US prospects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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