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Clients in The News-October 2018

Here’s what some of Avalon’s clients are up to this fall! If you can’t make it to Boston to visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in person, good news! The Library has recently made available online approximately 1,700 digitized rare...

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Clients in The News-October 2018
Avalon Digital Resources
Avalon Digital Resources

Avalon Digital Resources

A quick rundown of Avalon best practices for three hot digital topics: Looks like everyone got the memo about how loyal monthly sustainers can be the lifeblood of fundraising programs—monthly giving increased by 40% in 2017 and rose from 14% of all online revenue to 16% of online revenue, according to the 2018 M+R Benchmarks. Donors feel good about giving monthly, as giving over time fits their budgets, and they like knowing they’re helping every month. So increase the...

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Helping Others Make an Impact
Helping Others Make an Impact

Helping Others Make an Impact

As I write this, Election Day is just weeks away. It’s no secret that the United States has one of the worst records for voter participation in the developed world. In 2016, only 58% of eligible voters actually made it to the polls—and that was a near record! In the last midterm election, only 36.4% of eligible voters turned out. So why doesn’t every eligible American take advantage of this tremendous benefit of democracy—to have our voices heard? According to a 2014 Pew Research Center...

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Engaging Your Mid–Level Donors
Engaging Your Mid–Level Donors

Engaging Your Mid–Level Donors

As we transition into fall and the busy giving season, I’m looking for opportunities to engage donors in new ways, and offer them more avenues for giving at this generous time of year. For potential mid-level donors, this is a great time to begin building a bridge between low-dollar and major donor programs, in order to cement relationships with those most likely to give at higher levels. To create mid‐level member bridge programs, Avalon capitalizes on the...

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The Paper Chase
The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Does it seem like mailing kick-off meetings and approval deadlines are coming up earlier and earlier? It’s not your imagination. It’s the paper mills. The paper industry has experienced all kinds of turmoil lately, fueled by the closing of paper mills, increased trucking costs, and a ramped-up need for shelf-ready packaging. Consequently, many paper mills are consolidating and producing packaging rather than paper, leading to a decline in the print and writing paper...

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Clients in the News–September 2018
Clients in the News–September 2018

Clients in the News–September 2018

Here’s what some of Avalon’s clients are up to this fall season: Wyoming recently announced a legal grizzly bear hunt within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, so the National Parks Conservation Association is springing into action to try to stop the hunt. Its latest efforts include a video collaboration with actor Jeff Bridges, a Montana resident who is concerned for the survival of the grizzlies. In fact, there are only 23 grizzly bears in the Ecosystem around Grand...

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Transitions
Transitions

Transitions

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. When I was younger, I didn’t feel the loss of summer—I was excited to see my school friends again, start all new classes, and begin the fall sports season. I still don’t mind leaving summer behind, as I look forward to that nip in the air. But the transition can be more challenging now—getting the kids ready for school, fitting more work into shorter days, saying goodbye to those relaxed summer Fridays at the office or...

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