iWave vs. STPL Global FundRaiser (discontinued)

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
FundRaiser (discontinued)
Score 7.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
FundRaiser aims to connect institutions who are fundraising to their donors, without interference. It is a dedicated platform for educational institutions and charities. Using FundRaiser, institutions set up their own payment gateway and collect the donations directly into their bank accounts. In addition, FundRaiser includes features for building beautiful fundraising campaign pages, as well as integrated bulk email marketing tools, bulk SMS marketing tools & social media management tools.…
$49
per month
Pricing
iWaveSTPL Global FundRaiser (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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FundRaiser
$49
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iWaveFundRaiser (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo Success Fee or any commission on funds raised. No hidden charges.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Small Businesses
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.2 out of 10
OneCause
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Blackbaud CRM
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Score 7.5 out of 10
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Score 7.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
iWaveSTPL Global FundRaiser (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(13 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
iWaveSTPL Global FundRaiser (discontinued)
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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STPL Global
I think FundRaiser is better suited for smaller organizations that do not have a lot of entries to make and a lot of tracking to do. Larger organizations that make more entries and need to do a lot more tracking might want an application that is a little more modern 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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STPL Global
  • FundRaiser keeps a database for us of our individual, business, and organizational donors for future reference.
  • FundRaiser keeps a database for us of our donors' contributions each year on an ongoing basis.
  • FundRaiser has multiple reports that can be run to fit your specific needs; be it yearly contributions, donor addresses, etc.
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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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STPL Global
  • If you enter a duplicate donor in error, the program will allow you to make one inactive, but will not allow you to delete one. This often causes confusion when going to post-donation payments.
  • The system is also very basic and could be more user-friendly.
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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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STPL Global
When I upgraded my computer I had to upgrade my FundRaiser software. I reached out to customer support, and they assisted me in easily switching the computer my software was on, and then making the upgrade. The customer service department was friendly and helpful. There was a minor glitch, but it ended up going fine.
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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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STPL Global
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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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STPL Global
  • FundRaiser saves us time that we would be spending trying to keep track of donations and donor information on spreadsheets, which saves us money.
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