iWave | June 22, 2022
iWave, the industry's top-rated fundraising intelligence platform is thrilled to announce its newest integration with ascend by UC Innovation. ascend is an all encompassing Advancement solution for higher education institutions developed by UC Innovation. This connection enables educational institutions to experience a custom-tailored instance of Salesforce and powered by iWave. Equipped with this integration, fundraising professionals can engage more effectively with donors and focus on top gift prospects, seamlessly infuse donor intelligence directly into their database, and benefit from a simplified workflow.
iWave's fundraising intelligence platform comprises the most in-depth wealth and philanthropic database and insights that enables nonprofit, education, and healthcare organizations to uncover donors with the greatest capacity, giving affinity, and inclination to donate.
ascend is a leading higher education advancement solution, which is native to Salesforce and EDA compatible. ascend provides a comprehensive, 360 degree view of Advancement activities including Bio Demographics, Prospect Management, Gift Processing, AI, Constituent Engagement with an Online Donor Portal.
We're thrilled to partner with ascend and expand the ecosystem connections we have with Salesforce. iWave's proprietary donor insights, including gift capacity and affinity scores, provide robust donor intelligence with wealth data right inside ascend. We both share a commitment to advancing the achievements of higher education institutions and our combination of intelligence and technology will enable clients to accelerate their fundraising efforts."
Pranav Lulla, Head of Strategic Partnerships, iWave
Higher education institutions now have the opportunity to enrich their internal ascend data with iWave's billions of wealth and philanthropic data points, so they can strategically prioritize the best donors to fuel their fundraising strategies.
This means users have access to iWave's powerful fundraising intelligence without leaving ascend, including important data points such as:
iWave Scores: which include Capacity, Affinity, and Propensity
RFM Score: Recency, Frequency, and Monetary Insights
Planned Giving Capacities
Value of Properties
Value of Charitable Donations
"ascend, built natively on Salesforce, is delighted to integrate with iWave and further the advancement and fundraising experience for our shared higher-education customers," said Caroline Chang, VP, Community & Product Engagement at ascend by UC Innovation. "This integration will enable our clients to use ascend's powerful and easy to use platform to build stronger relationships with their constituents, simplify and consolidate disparate systems, and use iWave's best-in-class scores and top-rated fundraising intelligence with ascend's easy-to-use and powerful advancement platform."
iWave, the industry's top-rated fundraising intelligence solution, enables nonprofit organizations to fundraise with confidence. In a new era of nonprofit fundraising, iWave solves critical challenges facing fundraising professionals today: how to identify, qualify, and retain donors to raise more major gifts. iWave's intuitive and easy-to-use solutions give access to the industry's highest quality wealth and philanthropic information so you can determine who to ask, how much to ask for, and when to ask. Many of the largest education, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations in the World, rely on iWave to power their fundraising efforts.
About ascend by UC Innovation
Founded in 2011, UC Innovation has developed ascend, a comprehensive, end to end solution for fundraising and constituent engagement, built natively on the Salesforce Platform. As an award winning Salesforce Partner with a singular focus on transforming advancement and fundraising practices through technology, UC Innovation continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the areas of next generation constituent experiences, actionable insights, automation, and ease of use.
Sionic | July 08, 2022
Sionic, a leading provider of omni-commerce, consumer-to-business payments solutions, today announced it is releasing online and mobile widgets to accept real-time, bank-to-bank digital donations, enabling instant, lower-cost cash deposits from donors to nonprofits. The service enables nonprofit organizations to receive direct deposit, one-time or recurring donations while bypassing expensive credit card swipe fees and providing immediate access to funds.
Previously, Sionic successfully facilitated digital donations for nonprofits via its Shop2Give mobile app and platform. Building on this experience, Sionic is now the first provider to offer nonprofits the ability to accept real-time payments (RTP) for donations. The company is aligning with top financial institutions, payments processors and eCommerce providers to bring Pay-by-Bank to the checkout experience.
“Sionic is leveraging its rich history of creating practical and meaningful fundraising solutions for the nonprofit community, Delivering direct cash deposits from donors to nonprofits’ bank accounts while bypassing expensive card swipe fees is a win-win for both parties.”
William C. Brown, Chief Marketing Officer for Sionic
Sionic is also offering a “Bundled Payments” package, enabling nonprofits to access both Pay-by-Bank and Pay-by-Card widgets, consolidating all donations within a single platform. Sionic will securely process all card payments through Cybersource®, a Visa solution, and bank payments through The RTP Network®.
Atlanta-based Sionic is leading The Great Reallocation in digital payments by delivering instant bank-to-bank transfers from consumers to merchants. Sionic's market first, ULink™, is bringing real-time direct deposits to the point of sale via mobile, online, in-store, or in-vehicle experiences. The company has partnered with top financial institution owners of The RTP Network for bank payments and CyberSource, a Visa solution, for secure card payment processing. Merchants accepting real-time payments bypass expensive card swipe fees and receive POS cash deposits immediately. Consumers receive special perks for paying with their bank accounts.
Blackbaud | June 08, 2022
Blackbaud, the world's largest cloud software company for social good, launched its annual Developers' Conference today, a three-day event that brings together technology enthusiasts, creators, and developers of all levels to reinvent nonprofit technology and build a better world.
Today at our Developers' Conference, we're celebrating the democratization of innovation for the social good community. This year more than ever, we're highlighting the low-code movement and the ways that Blackbaud is putting accessible technology in the hands of nonprofit developers who are changing the world one line of code at a time."
Mike Gianoni, president and CEO, Blackbaud
This conference provides a forum for delegates to explore novel uses of software solutions, based on years of creativity and problem solving by some of the world's greatest organizations and higher education institutions. Approximately 60% of conference registrants identify as "no-code" or "low-code" technologists, database administrators, or business analysts this year.
The conference will highlight innovation and creativity that helps organizations reach their full potential, with Blackbaud customers and partners sharing best practices and technical knowledge. Customer-contributed sessions account for more than half of the conference sessions, including subjects such as:
Geolocating API: Meeting Participants Where They're At (Literally)—Jeremy Reynolds, Senior Software Engineer, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer
Robots and Relationships: An Automation Story—Dan Snyder, Associate Director of Advancement Services, Bennington College
Make Grant Tracking Easier by Integrating Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® and Microsoft Planner— Nicole Holt, Development Operations and Analytics Manager, Preble Street
Making Moves Management a Data Reality—Gethin James, Head of Strategic CRM, University College London