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Avalon Dispatch 02.20.2024

Ihis week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find gratitude, Black trailblazers, advice on the donor journey, donor advised funds, industry events, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, As I’m sure you know, Valentine’s Day ended on a sad note last Wednesday, with gun violence at a Super Bowl parade in Kansas City. February 14 […]

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February 20, 2024

Avalon Dispatch 02.13.2024

Happy Lunar New Year! This week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch includes an opportunity to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, a little-known part of civil rights history, benchmarks, an idea to enhance focus, not one but TWO headlines from Sesame Street, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, Avalon has resumed a normal schedule after our […]

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February 13, 2024

Avalon Dispatch 02.06.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find resources for Black History Month, “the generous ask,” a growing demand for soft skills, advice on building trust, the importance of using vacation time, and more. Read it here:   Dear friends, February is Black History Month, and we are so proud of the many ways our […]

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February 6, 2024

Avalon Dispatch 01.30.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, learn how we’re helping our team focus on high-value work. You will also find client success, nonprofit KPIs, growth mindset, a special film screening, and more. Read it here:   Dear friends, Avalon has been on the move, this time traveling west. VPs Lisa Caldwell and Aly Wells, senior account […]

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January 30, 2024

Avalon Dispatch 01.23.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, we share key themes for Avalon team culture in 2024, the value of a good apology, the building blocks of trust, and the power of simple fundraising copy. Read it here!   Dear friends, Last week was a planning week for Avalon senior leaders. This year, we gathered in Miami […]

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January 23, 2024

Avalon Dispatch 01.16.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find a very special object at the Smithsonian, trends in philanthropy, the latest on AI, climate news, the opposite of “FOMO,” and Tetris. Read it here!   Dear friends, I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and found ways to connect to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Kudos […]

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January 16, 2024

Avalon Dispatch 01.09.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find leadership resolutions, advice on pacing your work, top drivers for nonprofit employee satisfaction, AI insights, and more. And don’t miss the Avalon Dispatch 2023 Top Five—last year’s most-clicked links!   Dear friends, I hope your year is off to a strong start! Avalon will be closed on Monday, […]

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January 9, 2024

Avalon Dispatch 01.04.2024

Happy New Year from @AvalonFYI! It’s our tradition to kick off the year with a round-up of major factors that president Allison Porter sees shaping our profession and the nonprofit sector. Here are five strategic themes we are tracking for Avalon and our clients in 2024:   Dear friends, Happy new year! I hope you […]

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January 4, 2024

Avalon Dispatch 12.12.2023

Don’t miss the final 2023 issue of the @AvalonFYI dispatch! This week, you will find Nonprofit Tech for Good’s 2024 fundraising trends, a powerful but underused communications technique, leadership learning, a heads-up on QR codes, holiday spirit, and more. Read it here:   Dear friends, Today’s dispatch will be the last of 2023, as we […]

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December 12, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 12.05.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find GivingTuesday results, USPS promotions, why to play with Legos at work, a special night for the performing arts, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, It was great to see many of you at DMAW’s Best of Direct. I love gathering to celebrate industry colleagues, and […]

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December 5, 2023