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    We are a nonprofit botanical garden that is open to the public, so we have online and POS ticketing sales, a physical gift shop and cafe that requires a POS, and Education classes, volunteers, and group tours, that also require a POS system. And with ...

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    As a prospect research professional, I would answer that it depends on the size of your staff. Doing prospect research -- even with a screening tool like iWave or DonorSearch -- sucks time away from your fundraising work. You may want to engage a research ...

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    We used iWave a couple years ago and found too much of the information was not accurate and didn't feel like the meager "intel" results did not justify the high cost. We have gone back to using nothing (other than what you didn't want to hear - we do ...

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    Kate, If you are using a fund raising or CRM software, many of them include a prospect research module that automatically pulls information for you from public records.  And, yes, it is all about building the relationship with your donors and identified ...

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    Kate, Great question. My experience shows there is no better prospecting tool than this: go through your existing donor database and start calling and thanking donors, "just because." You will be amazed at the results. If you are bold, ask your existing ...

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    Greetings All, No sugar coating. I am super shiny and new to my DOD position.  60 days in-and have felt fairly handicapped as I've watched all of my NFP friends and associates promoting and making their year end campaigns sing =) After digging through ...

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