FYI Blog

Avalon is 25!

From the beginning, we’ve been a unique agency: woman-owned, progressive, focused on work-life balance AND making the world a better place through our partnership with extraordinary nonprofits. Cheers and thank you to the Avalon team, our partners, and our clients. Happy birthday to Avalon!  

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July 14, 2022

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Four Signs a Donor Relationship Wasn’t Made to Last (And What You Can Do About It) For all the talk in our industry about donor retention, donor desirability is a rarely discussed topic. But the fact is: Acquiring the right type of donor is as critical to strong retention as any post-acquisition cultivation strategy. Some […]

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February 11, 2022

Giving Tuesday trends bode well for year-end

Heading into Giving Tuesday the year after the extreme generosity of 2020 was making many nonprofit fundraisers anxious. Yet, despite consumer pessimism, other economic indicators (unemployment trending down and markets trending up) seemed to bode well for solid giving metrics at year end. And so far, that’s proving to be true for Giving Tuesday. The […]

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December 3, 2021

From the Avalon Water Cooler: DC in December

We’ve been talking about the very DC-specific activities that are so much fun this time of year. Here’s a round-up of events that we’re excited about, including several hosted by Avalon clients. Many of these are ticketed, even if free, to control attendance levels—so be sure to check their website when you make your plans. […]

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November 29, 2021