iWave vs. LiveImpact

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
iWave
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
iWave offers their nonprofit fundraising intelligence platform, for performing prospect research online with VeriGift, the company's donor and donation database.N/A
LiveImpact
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
LiveImpact is a technology platform that was specifically designed and built to support social impact organizations, nonprofits, foundations, and CSR groups, with all their technology needs. It offers Program Management, Fundraising and Volunteer Management all under a single platform.N/A
Pricing
iWaveLiveImpact
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iWaveLiveImpact
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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Best Alternatives
iWaveLiveImpact
Small Businesses
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.2 out of 10
Bloomerang
Bloomerang
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.2 out of 10
Bloomerang
Bloomerang
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.7 out of 10
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
iWaveLiveImpact
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(13 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
iWaveLiveImpact
Likelihood to Recommend
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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LiveImpact
LiveImpact would be an excellent choice for any nonprofit, irrespective of size. For those still using Excel to manage their donor data, this would be a hyper boost of productivity and tracking. For those hosting events or campaigns, the development and deployment of microsites are super easy and user-friendly.
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Pros
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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LiveImpact
  • All-in-one solution with CRM, microsites for campaigns/events, and communications
  • Very easy reporting systems
  • Excellent customer support, plus continuous feature enhancements
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Cons
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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LiveImpact
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Support Rating
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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LiveImpact
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Alternatives Considered
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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LiveImpact
Ease of use, more comprehensive, price
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Return on Investment
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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LiveImpact
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ScreenShots

LiveImpact Screenshots

Screenshot of LiveImpact offers rich, customizable profiles for your constituentsScreenshot of Our mobile-responsive and beautiful fundraisers can be created within minutes and can very easily be embedded on your website.Screenshot of LiveImapct offers powerful outreach features and you can easily create beautiful looking newsletters with our drag and drop tools.