FYI Blog

Avalon Dispatch 06.11.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find direct mail in the news, donor advised funds, a leadership influencer’s mistake, CEO regrets, a go-to networking question, and ️‍🌈 PRIDE! ️‍🌈 Read it here:   Dear friends, 🌈 Happy Pride! ‍🌈 I hope everyone is enjoying their local celebrations, and that this year’s events are especially […]

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Avalon Dispatch 06.04.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find insight on TikTok’s new ad solutions, advice on choosing the right analytical tools, support for working parents, privacy legislation, belonging, and a very exciting client announcement! Read it here:   Dear friends, We made it to June! I know that many families are navigating a transition to summer […]

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Avalon Dispatch 05.28.2024

It’s a meeting-free week at Avalon! In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, learn how this ties into our strategic goals—and why it’s great for our clients. You will also find conference news, professional development for new fundraisers, nonprofit KPIs, persistence in equity work, and advice for your younger self. Read it here:   Dear friends, I hope […]

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Avalon Dispatch 05.21.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find gender equity in nonprofit leadership, advice on collaboration, fundraising in an antiracist age, Mental Health Awareness Month, summer schedules, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, Summer is coming! Avalon will be closed for Memorial Day on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27. Your teams […]

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Avalon Dispatch 05.14.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find “the new IQ,” digital benchmarks, equity in leadership development, client news, a code-a-thon, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, It’s mid-May, and that means we’re in the home stretch for clients with July 1 fiscal years. Not only are we achieving and tracking FY24 goals, […]

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Telling the Whole Story with Nonprofit KPIs

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, aren’t one-size-fits-all. These data nuggets are a valuable way to see if your nonprofit is striking the right balance between thinking big and driving impact. KPIs are designed to tell the story of your work—and the data you uncover should inspire further digging. Why is that particular number down this […]

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Avalon Dispatch 05.07.2024

The Avalon retreat has wrapped! In this week’s dispatch, Allison Porter shares our retreat strategy, event highlights, and lots of gratitude for everyone who made this @AvalonFYI gathering a success. Read all about it here:   Dear friends, Today, I write to you from the glow of a successful Avalon retreat. I thought it would […]

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