FYI Blog

Avalon Dispatch 01.24.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find client success, industry benchmarks, a USPS deadline, and one of our favorite lists: Big Duck’s 2023 words to avoid. Read it here!   Dear friends, 2023 is in full swing at Avalon with planning underway for every department, a spring staff gathering in the works, and new […]

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Avalon Dispatch 01.17.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find social justice photography, Mackenzie Scott’s giving strategy, creepy crawly fundraising, attention-grabbing TikToks, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, I hope each of you found meaningful ways to affirm the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the holiday weekend. Thank you to […]

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Avalon Dispatch 01.10.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, a warm welcome to our new VP of analytics + why fundraisers love boring envelopes, digital trends to watch, a clever idea from Jerry Seinfeld, a good news roundup, and more. Read it here! Dear friends, Last week, Avalon welcomed Sarah Birnie, our new VP of analytics. I have been so […]

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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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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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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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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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