FYI Blog

Avalon Dispatch 09.26.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, great leadership, remote work, client events, the art of giving feedback, dad jokes, and more! Read it here:  Dear friends, September marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). The Smithsonian has a full calendar and many resources, including […]

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September 26, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 09.19.2023

Help us welcome Avalon’s newest VPs and join us in discussing the rise of low-dollar political donations, why people give, how to hold your audience’s attention, and what Hulu’s The Bear could teach nonprofits. Get the scoop on all this and more in today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch! Dear friends, I’m enjoying a week of in-person engagement […]

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September 19, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 09.12.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find climate data, acquisition trends, active listening, arts teachers, Panda Palooza, and more. Read it here! Dear friends, Last week was a hot one. I hope you all weathered the heat safely, and that perfect fall days are just around the corner. It is sobering to experience such […]

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September 12, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 09.05.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, discover an insight for sustainer programs, a helpful systemic racism explainer, how to breathe while checking email (so important!), and happiness bingo. Read it here: Dear friends, I hope that everyone reading had a nice Labor Day. I’ve been moving into a new home in Annapolis, so it has been […]

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September 5, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 08.29.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find client news, an impactful marketing collaboration, text etiquette, small talk, and a sweet Avalon fun fact. Read it here! Dear friends, Avalon will be closed on Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. Your Avalon teams will ensure that all campaigns remain on schedule. I […]

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August 29, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 08.22.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, Allison Porter reflects on why fundraisers do what we do + arts education, a 101 on newsletters, learning from mistakes, fall routines, a call to action, and more. Read it here! Dear friends, The early signs of fall are here. September campaigns are well on their way, of course, and […]

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August 22, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 08.15.2023

This week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch is a don’t-miss! Get the latest updates on giving trends and sector stability—plus, what Avalon sabbaticals are teaching us, the importance of adapting with new technology, and more. Read it here: Dear friends, I’ve been reflecting on a unique summer for Avalon. This year, we rolled out a new sabbatical benefit […]

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August 15, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 08.08.2023

This week, the @AvalonFYI dispatch highlights hip hop, digital cultivation, inclusive language, viral marketing, purpose-driven boards, and the Avalon Swifties! Dear friends, It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Bridge Conference last week. I enjoyed sharing “30 ideas that WOWed us” with Tiffany Neill and Mwosi Swenson, and I caught several […]

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August 8, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 08.01.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find a major client victory 🙌 , the science behind virtual team-building, marketing lessons from Barbie, the Women’s World Cup, and more. Read it here: Dear friends, Greetings from London! Though I’ll be home before you read this, I’m writing from the Victoria & Albert Museum, which boasts […]

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August 1, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 07.25.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, look for analysis of the challenges facing nonprofit theaters, a preliminary forecast for nonprofit marketing mail, a human-robot joint press conference, our new favorite Excel hack, and more. Read it here! Dear friends, I’m still enjoying the glow of Avalon’s anniversary and well wishes from staff, clients, and partners. Thank you! […]

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July 25, 2023