FYI Blog

Sarah Birnie Joins Avalon as Vice President of Analytics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washington, DC – (January 5, 2023) – Avalon Consulting Group is thrilled to announce that Sarah Birnie has joined the agency as a Vice President of Analytics. A highly skilled fundraiser and analyst, Ms. Birnie brings to Avalon a wealth of experience on both the client and agency sides. She most […]

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January 5, 2023

Congrats are in order!

    Dear friends, Congratulations to Avalon COO Kerri Kerr, who has been named one of the Pursuant 40 Over Forty Award Winners! In its inaugural year, this award is designed to “celebrate the longevity of impact by honoring those who consistently set a high bar for excellence in the nonprofit sector–elevating their organization, the […]

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August 4, 2022

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

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 Dispatch 06.08.21

  Dear friends, Happy pride month to all! I am thrilled that this year’s events will feature more in-person gatherings. I hope you have fun with your celebrations. 🏳️‍🌈 While I enjoy the month’s festive atmosphere, I also want to honor ongoing work for LGBTQIA+ justice. One issue I’ve been learning more about is the […]

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June 8, 2021

Welcome Avalon’s new Communications Director: Jake Koenigsberg!

Greetings! I’m Jake, Avalon Consulting’s new Communications Director! I have written fundraising copy for hundreds of nonprofits over the past two decades, and today I am thrilled to bring my experience to Avalon to help enhance and expand its creative services. I started my fundraising career at Craver, Mathews, Smith and Company (CMS) in 2001, […]

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May 24, 2021

Avalon Dispatch 5.18.21

  Dear friends, I hope you were not affected by the Colonial Pipeline disruption. There is something poetic about “running on empty” as we emerge from this pandemic, but the impact in some communities is no joke. Both that experience and the discourse around new CDC masking guidelines remind me that traditional and social media can actually […]

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May 18, 2021

DEI-Informed Fundraising: A Five-Part Series

An internal task force leads the Avalon process for continuous improvement in DEI. The group is staff-led, receiving guidance from DEI consultants. You can read about Avalon’s commitment to DEI here. We assert that a substantive DEI commitment is not static, and we are committed to taking a harder look at how we do business, […]

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May 6, 2021

Avalon Dispatch 05.04.21

Dear friends, Last week I got to see my mom and stepfather and my favorite uncle and aunt for the first time in over a year. Cheers to my entire family being fully vaccinated. It was incredible to gather with them again. Speaking of which, Happy Mother’s Day to all the fundraising families out there! […]

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May 4, 2021