At iWave we’re passionate about what we do and believe that our solutions are second to none. We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our customers do the talking. Check out the testimonials from our valued customers below.

Video Testimonials

The New School and iWave

Written Testimonials

Bob Hickey, Director of Development

iWave is more accurate, more user-friendly, and more versatile. I recommend iWave to everyone I speak with.”

Bob Hickey, Director of Development / Catholic Community Foundation

Dedan Brozino, Executive Director

We recently started a $40 million capital campaign. With iWave, I was able to gather and verify critical wealth and philanthropic information about a prospect that led to a $10 million gift from that individual. iWave’s research platform helped us get 25% of the way to our goal with that one prospect alone.”

Dedan Brozino, Executive Director / Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation

Jacob Astley, Director of Prospect Development

iWave is a crucial tool in our prospect research toolbox, and has greatly expanded the scope of our capabilities in terms of individual research and larger-scale prospecting projects. It is very easy to use, and when new features and content are added it is done so in a way that makes sense from a product development and fundraising intelligence standpoint. We are glad to partner with iWave and excited to see what the future holds!

Jacob Astley, Director of Prospect Development / OSU Foundation

Mallory Lass, Senior Prospect Analyst

iWave is my go-to resource for prospect research. Not only is it a one-stop-shop when I have a request with a quick turnaround, but it is one of the only places I can consistently uncover email addresses. The interface is fantastic and nimble. I have been using this product for over three years and in that time they have rolled out a number of significant data enhancements. The iWave team is constantly trying to improve the product and that is something I can really get behind.”

Mallory Lass, Senior Prospect Analyst / UC Berkeley

Laura Shumate, Associate Director

iWave is the first tool I use when researching a new individual, corporation or foundation. It’s fast, easy and very thorough. The control I get with iWave screening greatly reduces my clean-up afterward (which is so awesome) and the individual tabs for each search helps me drill down quick and easy. There’s so much I can learn on the source of wealth and behaviours’ of our prospects, iWave really helps makes our strategies incredibly solid – which is vital when meeting new individuals.

Laura Shumate, Associate Director / ArtCenter College of Design

Nicole Fonsh, Director Research & Prospect Mgmt

I have been using iWave for a few months but only just recently took advantage of iWave screening to screen the parents of our incoming students. I was blown away by how easy it was to upload my data and to quickly see results. Not only has it helped me to identify some great US prospects, but it has opened up a whole new world of prospects in Canada. I have found some real hidden gems that I would have possibly never found without an individual search on the hundreds of them. I cannot state enough how invaluable this product is to me and to the work I do. A win for everyone in my office!

Nicole Fonsh, Director Research & Prospect Mgmt / The New School

John Barrios, Development Analyst

iWave has tremendously increased our development capacity across all segments—individual, corporate, foundation, and now even workplace giving! iWave’s databases are extensive and accurate, and their 360 search makes creating prospect profiles seamless and intuitive. iWave is a well-designed, one-stop shop, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the development field.

John Barrios, Development Analyst / Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Katy Beth Cassell, Development Manager

Once again, iWave is able to offer a quick, effective solution for my prospect research needs. The fact that I can instantly search for an industry and find relevant contacts (who also have high net worth and are philanthropic!) saves me and my team countless hours. I’ve never had a prospect research tool that is so customized to the exact needs of a fundraiser. I will sing iWave’s praises for as long as I’m in this industry!

Katy Beth Cassell, Development Manager / First Book

Madison Eady, Development Research Analyst

I am a researcher for a large organization, and out of all the research products we use, iWave is by far my favorite. iWave’s layout is easy to navigate, and I could not be happier with the results when using iWave’s.

Madison Eady, Development Research Analyst / Los Angeles County
Museum of Art

Stephen Swain, Senior Director of Research

I could not live without it! Compared to our other paid subscriptions, I find that iWave is by far the best value for the money.”

Stephen Swain, Senior Director of Research / Syracuse University

Katherine Scott

iWave is my go-to resource for research on individual prospects and donors. Not only does it kick-start my research on key people, but it is also highly useful for identifying new prospects, such as when we are planning events. I have always appreciated iWave’s leadership in our field which has resulted in my professional growth as a researcher and allowed me to continually raise the bar and deliver better results.

Katherine Scott / Ryerson University

Mary Jamieson Dee

iWave is one of the best products we have. I’m always impressed by the robust amount of information. If all of my tools were taken away and I could have only one product, it would be iWave.”

Mary Jamieson Dee / University of North Florida

Bill Robbins

iWave is one of the most comprehensive and accurate research tools we’ve used. It is easier to query and has enabled us to reduce our research time and respond to requests more rapidly. It has already helped us identify new major gift prospects and new leadership prospects for our annual fund effort.”

Bill Robbins / Associate Director, Denison University

Suzanne Duncan

I believe iWave offers the best research results for the best value. I’ve used iWave in 3 small shops and it has helped us unearth many major gift prospects, saving us the cost of professional research fees. The simple interface, the variety of research tools, design, and handy features make this a time and money saver. And best of all – the data is always fresh and accountable. I recommend iWave to all my colleagues!”

Suzanne Duncan / Senior Manager, WoodGreen Community Services

Ellen Green

I used iWave for the first time and, after a bit of research, submitted a grant application to a foundation for funding consideration. We had never applied to this particular foundation before and were excited to receive notification that we had been awarded $10,000 for a capital project. I probably would not have applied to this particular foundation had I not had the benefit of iWave’s detailed funder profiles. Thanks so much!”

Ellen Green / Director of Fund Development, Camp He Ho Ha

Joan Sullivan

Thank you for such a terrific product. iWave is the first and sometimes the only resource I use when researching a prospect. It’s user-friendly, clear, concise and so much better than any other product out there. Thank you.”

Joan Sullivan / Research and Prospect Management Officer, Connecticut College

Chris Norman, Director of Development

The intuitive nature of iWave is, perhaps, the best feature. Think it, click it, see it! Plus, it is so much more affordable than some of the other options I have used in my many years of prospect and donor research.”

Chris Norman, Director of Development / Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Dave Archuletta, Director of Development

After demoing alternative software, we ultimately decided to go with iWave. As a performing arts nonprofit organization, iWave has been invaluable as we assess the capacity of our current donors, ticket buyers, and personal contacts we meet in various networking or special events settings. The screening function has led us to new board members and major donor candidates.”

Dave Archuletta, Director of Development / New York Live Arts

Craig Williams, Consultant

“iWave has helped me every minute of every day. As a researcher, and especially as a consultant, you won’t always know if a certain profile you built leads to a certain gift amount raised. But with iWave, you’re always confident in the work you do.”

Craig Williams, Consultant / Projoin Network LLC

Amy Udell, Grants Manager

“I have now brought iWave to three different organizations and I will continue to spread the word about this product. As a grant writer, [iWave] has really cut my research time at least by half and it’s also made me look really good to my boss.”

Amy Udell, Grants Manager / Operation Kindness

Matthew Patchell, Chief Development Officer

“iWave paid for itself in our first week of service by identifying the capacity, the propensity to be philanthropic, and the affinity for our mission. The integration with Salesforce is very powerful indeed, and presents the considerable potential to streamline our information management, and therefore to focus our time effectively.”

Matthew Patchell, Chief Development Officer /Junior State of America

Walter Abramson, Director of Leadership Giving

Children’s HeartLink has used iWave for several years and it is an indispensable tool in our development system. We have relied upon it to help us find and screen high-wealth donors who have in turn helped us nearly double our revenue since 2016.

Walter Abramson, Director of Leadership Giving / Children’s HeartLink

Judith Austin, Development And Communications Director

“From helping our team quickly identify leading environmental donors across the Puget Sound region and beyond, to tracking down email and mailing addresses – iWave has proven invaluable to our fundraising successes and helped advance our cause and our mission.”

Judith Austin, Development And Communications Director /PCC Farmland Trust

Aretha Heenan, Program Coordinator

“As a non-profit organization in the heritage sector, iWave has proven invaluable in identifying exciting prospects by assessing the capacity of corporate, foundation, and individual donors. Their data is reliable, up-to-date, and easy to navigate. We recently did a comparison with similar paid subscriptions, and iWave proved to be the best value for our money.”

Aretha Heenan, Program Coordinator /Historica Canada

Allison Plott, Program Coordinator

“I use iWave daily and it is an absolutely invaluable tool. We have 22 centers and camps in the association and that means a wide variety of research requests. It supports me in providing our leadership with in-depth background on our donor base before meetings and allows us all to feel confident in the strategic decisions being made.”

Allison Plott, Program Coordinator /YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Shannon Rafferty Terry, Founder

As a freelancing Prospect Researcher, iWave has become indispensable to my daily work. Its depth of information, spanning Canada and the USA makes it the perfect one-stop-shop for research on leading prospects. It’s an easy to use platform that makes it stand head and shoulders above others. I have been using iWave for years, and it has not only made my job more efficient but also makes me stand out with my clients.

Shannon Rafferty Terry, Founder / Uncovered Research Solutions

Adam Guillette, Vice President of Development

iWave’s user interface makes it incredibly easy to research both donors and foundations.  Plus, they find information that I can’t get anywhere else.  With the best interface and the best data, iWave is easily the best research service available.  I’ve tried and tested a variety of different products and iWave is the only one I’d want to use each and every day!

Adam Guillette, Vice President of Development / Project Veritas

Ann Rosenfield, Principal

The very first time I used iWave, I found one of our corporate sponsors was giving $7500 to us but was giving much more to other charities. I asked them for $15,000 and they said “yes!” And they kept giving at that level for the next year (and the next, and the next…). I was able to get back more than my investment in iWave after one month.

Ann Rosenfield, Principal / Charitably Speaking

Courtney Dunham, Development Coordinator

I’m brand new to prospect research and iWave has been an incredibly helpful tool throughout this learning process. I rely on it when it comes to building and customizing prospect profiles and it’s awesome to have multiple search engines in one place.

Courtney Dunham, Development Coordinator / LEAP Innovations