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Honorable Mentions at the 2013 Bridge Conference

Greg Albright, Founder and Partner of Production Solutions, wrote a great blog post on his favorite “WOW moments” from the 2013 Bridge Conference. Avalon’s staff and clients were a few of his honorable mentions. Here are a few excerpts:


Johannah Barry, President of Galapagos Conservancy, brought us to the cause. She demonstrated some successes of what the Conservancy does and inspired the entire audience to visit the Galapagos Islands.”


Mark Grayer, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Avalon Consulting Group, says while 90% of non-profit funding is raised through offline direct mail, surprisingly only 75% of political funding comes from direct mail. Much of the difference in the success of political online advocacy programs versus non-profits’ online fundraising programs is due to them concentrating on building their email database. It’s never too early to get started!”

Laura Connors, Deputy VP of Membership at National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), says there isn’t a model she won’t try! List modeling is the “new black” but it’s important to revisit your models every couple of months and know when not to use them.”


Thank you, Greg, for the mentions! His full post can be found here.


Missed our Bridge presentations? Have no fear! The 2013 Bridge presentations are available here.