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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

Avalon Dispatch 01.03.2023

Happy New Year from @AvalonFYI! It’s our tradition to kick off the year by outlining major strategic factors that president Allison Porter sees shaping our industry, our work, and our impact. Read it here! Dear friends, Happy New Year! I hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays. Ours was delightfully low key and I appreciated being […]

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January 3, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 12.13.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you’ll find two beautiful truths about fundraising, an LGBTQ+ victory, advice for setting goals, collaboration, notes to Santa, and the first-ever brownie recipe. This is our last issue of 2022, so don’t miss out! Dear friends, It’s hard to believe that another year is winding down. Avalon will be closed […]

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December 13, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 12.06.2022

In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you’ll find GivingTuesday results, how Spotify designed “Wrapped,” words of the year, how to motivate a team, and even a few dad jokes. Read it here! Dear friends, First and foremost, a shout-out and thank you to the Avalon team. On GivingTuesday, I was wowed by an inbox filled with creative, […]

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December 6, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 11.29.2022

Happy GivingTuesday! In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find insights from the GivingTuesday Data Commons + midterm analysis, how to be relevant, the Best of Direct, and plenty of holiday cheer. Dear friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, in large part for the slow time with family, while (let’s […]

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November 29, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 11.15.2022

Get the scoop on Meta’s holiday match, 2023 postage rates, a new national monument, deep work, industry webinars, and more—all in this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch! Dear friends, We made it through midterms! I am feeling downright giddy with relief this week. The prevailing outcome indicates that reproductive choice is a motivating issue and that Trump […]

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November 15, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 11.08.2022

This week, the @AvalonFYI dispatch is full of client news! You will also find guidance on ethical storytelling, a big change for personal finance, Avalon’s new flock, and reasons to check out our open positions: Dear friends, Today is Election Day. Avalon is closed today to allow people time to vote and volunteer. And as you know, […]

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November 8, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 11.01.2022

In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find Halloween and Day of the Dead, voter modeling, how to make an impossible decision, reading recs, s’mores, and much more. Read it here! Dear friends, Happy Halloween and Día de los Muertos! On Saturday, the National Museum of the American Indian hosted a concert by Grammy-winning, bilingual rock […]

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November 1, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 10.25.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch: the brilliance of board service, being a good ally, benchmarks, creative inspiration, and more. Also, we’re hiring! Learn more here: Dear friends, Last week was full of work travel, including several client visits. Thank you to Fountain House, Guttmacher Institute, Habitat for Humanity NYC and Westchester County, and SAGE for […]

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October 25, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 10.18.2022

Can you guess which museum reopening our team attended last week (we were awed!). Find the answer in today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, along with National Coming Out Day, peer-to-peer texting, an update on Mastercard, networking tips, and more. Read it here: Dear friends, Last Tuesday was National Coming Out Day, which marks the anniversary of the […]

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October 18, 2022