FYI Blog

Avalon Consulting Named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washington, DC – (June 17, 2022) – Avalon Consulting Group has been named one of the Washington Post’s 2022 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. Being named to this annual list is determined solely on survey feedback from employees. “The Post’s Top Workplaces list is now in its ninth year […]

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June 17, 2022

Avalon Consulting Acquires Tripi Consulting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC – (October 1, 2021) – Avalon Consulting Group is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Tripi Consulting, effective today.   Led by veteran direct marketing fundraiser, Amy Tripi, Tripi Consulting adds talented staff and an incredible roster of clients to Avalon.   “Tripi Consulting and its clients align closely with Avalon’s values, so it is a […]

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October 1, 2021

Avalon Reporting: Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) have been around for years. But the pandemic accelerated growth in this type of giving over the last two years. For example, Fidelity Charitable reported making donor-recommended grants totaling $9.1 BILLION in 2020. Are you ready to assess the impact of DAF giving on your fundraising program? This surge of giving from […]

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September 30, 2021

Avalon Demographic Reporting

There are so many data points nonprofits can track in their data. But not all metrics are created equal. You should focus your attention on information that helps further your understanding of your file. And that helps you act on that information. Here, we share what’s available in Avalon’s Demographic Analysis. Beyond standard demographics like […]

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September 23, 2021

Apple Privacy Update and Your Email Tracking

New iOS update and its impact on email tracking There are some upcoming changes to email tracking with Apple devices and Avalon is on it. Apple’s upcoming release of iOS 15 on Monday, September 20, 2021, will include the rollout of Mail Privacy Protection. This feature allows users to block tracking of email metrics like […]

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September 20, 2021

A Strong Year-end Finish

Last year, we saw the Trump Bump of 2017 morph into a bit of a Trump Slump of 2019 for marketers and nonprofits. So we were thrilled to see our clients’ supporters wholeheartedly respond to our year-end campaigns to end 2019 on an encouraging note. All but one of Avalon’s clients saw an increase in […]

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January 24, 2020

Clients in the News – June 2019

Lonnie Bunch to Lead the Smithsonian We are thrilled that Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has been named the 14th secretary of the Smithsonian. He goes from overseeing one museum, to 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, nine research centers, and several education units and […]

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June 20, 2019

The Balancing Act

  Happiness  is equilibrium. Shift your weight…You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to the world. When the world shifts, you shift.   I like this quote by playwright Tom Stoppard—reminding us that we are all in a constant state of finding our balance in all facets of our lives. We’re always making […]

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March 7, 2019

Engaging Your Mid–Level Donors

As we transition into fall and the busy giving season, I’m looking for opportunities to engage donors in new ways, and offer them more avenues for giving at this generous time of year. For potential mid-level donors, this is a great time to begin building a bridge between low-dollar and major donor programs, in order to cement […]

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September 21, 2018

The Paper Chase

Does it seem like mailing kick-off meetings and approval deadlines are coming up earlier and earlier? It’s not your imagination. It’s the paper mills. The paper industry has experienced all kinds of turmoil lately, fueled by the closing of paper mills, increased trucking costs, and a ramped-up need for shelf-ready packaging. Consequently, many paper mills […]

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September 20, 2018