DonationMatch vs. iWave

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DonationMatch
Score 9.1 out of 10
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DonationMatch is a turnkey social good platform streamlining how in-kind donations from companies to nonprofit fundraising events generate mutual benefit. For generous companies, the DonationMatch platform handles the most time-consuming but necessary tasks--vetting the exempt status of organizations, applicant verification, meeting criteria, creation and e-delivery of barcoded gift certificates, promotion reminding, and recordkeeping. The…N/A
iWave
Score 8.8 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
DonationMatchiWave
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DonationMatchiWave
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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Community Pulse
DonationMatchiWave
Top Pros
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DonationMatchiWave
Small Businesses
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.4 out of 10
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
DonationMatchiWave
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.5
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DonationMatchiWave
Likelihood to Recommend
DonationMatch Inc.
It is a great tool for connecting businesses with products or services to donate with interested persons, via non-profit fundraisers, which can be selected based on values and mission. It is also an affordable way to solicit donations for non-profit fundraising events.
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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
DonationMatch Inc.
  • Expands audience awareness. Directly connects me with interested persons.
  • Grows email list through participation in my donated content.
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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
DonationMatch Inc.
  • Minor detail, but when you reply to messages the subject line turns blank, and I wish it would populate as re: original message subject.
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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
DonationMatch Inc.
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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
DonationMatch Inc.
I've never used anything like this before. I used to do it all one non-profit at a time!
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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
DonationMatch Inc.
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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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