FYI Blog

Avalon Dispatch 07.02.2024

Pop quiz: What percent of 501(c)(3)s operate on a July-June fiscal year? Find the answer in this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, along with benchmark news, advertising trends, election-year messaging, a conference discount, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, Avalon will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 for Independence Day. Friday […]

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DEIB in 2024: The Choice Fundraisers Have to Make

Disrupting what’s expected is uncomfortable. But when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), the choice for nonprofits is simple: Interrupt autopilot and build a more diverse coalition to support your mission or keep doing what you’re doing and quickly become an echo chamber that’s out of touch. To address this challenge, Avalon […]

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Avalon Dispatch 06.25.2024

In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, discover LGBTQ+ leaders in American history, year-round Pride, responsible AI, ethical storytelling, better small talk, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, As we close out Pride 2024, I want to thank you for rolling out the rainbow carpet! In addition to inspiring events, I have enjoyed learning how LGBTQ+ […]

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Avalon Dispatch 06.18.2024

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you’ll find client celebrations for Juneteenth and Pride, AI at Apple, TikTok’s future, a strong case for support, how to beat procrastination, sabbaticals, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, Avalon will be closed tomorrow, June 19, for Juneteenth. For a deep dive on this important day in history, […]

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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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