Breeze vs. iWave

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Breeze
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Breeze Church Management in Grand Rapids offers their eponymous church management platform, designed as an easy to use solution for tracking donations, communicating with congregants, and managing and registering for events.N/A
iWave
Score 8.7 out of 10
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iWave offers their nonprofit fundraising intelligence platform, for performing prospect research online with VeriGift, the company's donor and donation database.N/A
Pricing
BreezeiWave
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BreezeiWave
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
BreezeiWave
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.5
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
BreezeiWave
Likelihood to Recommend
Breeze Church Management
It provides the best project management. We had used this application for a short term project and it gives complete info and management for the project.
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iWave
iWave is well suite for gathering a better idea of who you should focus on for major giving efforts. While it gives you a lot of good information, some of that information feels not very important and therefore, clogs up the data you actually need. iWave should not be used for something like direct mail list making. iWave seems to really be focused on the major donor aspect and it is not a tool to be used to help with regular annual giving
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Pros
Breeze Church Management
  • Detailed reports for attendance, returned members etc
  • Volunteer scheduling
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iWave
  • The 360search allows you to do a comprehensive search across the multiple data sources at the same time.
  • You can stay organized during your research with the user-friendly and customizable Profiles and Labels.
  • The PROscreen ranking system allows you to get a quick snapshot of the alignment of a particular donor with your mission in an easy to read format that can be exported for another colleague with little extra explanation needed.
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Cons
Breeze Church Management
  • Breeze has some disadvantages.
  • It does not give access to the users to download the reports of the projects in PDF forms or any other format.
  • The chart function of this application is not applicable to detect the curvy paths in the project completion.
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iWave
  • It's honestly tough to say what needs to be improved on a platform that I am a big fan of. The only time I am ever frustrated has more to do with the fact that some individuals are very adept at masking their charitable activities from public databases, and given that iWave can only show you what is publicly documented information I wouldn't consider that a liability of the product... rather it's a challenge of the field.
  • Some areas of improvement could include more online filtering and searching of Foundation grant histories. My current workaround is to download the entire grant history as a CSV (another good feature of iWave), and use Excel to sort and filter my results.
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Support Rating
Breeze Church Management
Every experience I've had with Breeze's customer support has been... incredible. While being exceedingly polite, they are prompt and helpful. When addressing my concerns, they often anticipated other potential concerns and provide answers to them. Very proactive. The support staff seems to be very knowledgeable. I feel like there's no problem that could arise, that they couldn't tackle.
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iWave
iWave customer support is more responsive than most software platforms I currently use. My requests are always handled promptly, and support is incredibly responsive, friendly, and patient. Plus, I can always get someone on the phone immediately if I need a problem resolved right then and there. In addition to the live and personal support, the iWave knowledge base is frequently update with new content, including video webinars that help you become a more powerful user of the software.
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Alternatives Considered
Breeze Church Management
The layout of these projects and tasks is reliable user-friendly, exceptionally decent, clean, and coordinated.
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iWave
iWave is affordable, offers current data, and is continually adding new data sources. They are the only product that offers international prospect information, which is helpful as our institution borders Canada. I was impressed when our sale representative went out of his way to teach me about how I could screen Canadian prospects in a way that helped us calculate an estimated real estate value for our prospects. We had no other way of getting this information as Canada does not provide the information publicly like tax assessor offices do in the United States.
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Return on Investment
Breeze Church Management
  • Much lower price point than alternatives makes it fiscally responsible.
  • Easy to use platform makes it easy to use for volunteers.
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iWave
  • We have consistently been able to increase our annual donations year over year since using iWave. There was an 11% increase just between our last fiscal year and the previous fiscal year.
  • Time spent on researching donors has decreased since all of the information needed is on one website rather than searching all over the internet for the information needed.
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