Avalon is honored to work with some of the most effective and respected nonprofit organizations in the world. We have helped small organizations grow, and leading organizations reach new heights. Since our founding in 1997, Avalon has been dedicated to working only with nonprofit clients. This is different from some other agencies that split their time between nonprofit and commercial clients. Avalon is woman-owned and operated and we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers, preserves the legacy of America’s film heritage, explores new digital technologies and honors artists and their work through a variety of programs and special events.
An Avalon client since 2011, Avalon provides full-service fundraising strategy and program management as well as strategic planning assistance. www.afi.com
ASCD empowers educators so they may achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Compromised of education professionals from more than 120 countries, 133,000* members and 64 affiliate organizations, the organization supports efforts to ensure that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Avalon provides full-service direct mail and online fundraising strategy for ASCD. ascd.org.
* Membership data as of May 2020. Includes Activate subscribers.
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country, providing America’s gardeners with high-quality gardening and horticultural education since 1922.
An Avalon client since 2010, Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management. www.ahsgardening.com
Animal Equality is an international organization working with society, governments, and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.
An Avalon client since 2020, Avalon provides direct mail fundraising strategy and program management. www.animalequality.org
The mission of Bread for the City is to provide neighbors and residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Bread for the City, shares the vision of Washington, DC as a nurturing community, where all residents have access to the basic material resources they need for survival and growth, and the prosperity of their social, emotional, and spiritual lives. www.breadforthecity.org
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity committed to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, the Foundation supports the hiring of adoption professionals, known as recruiters, who are dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for children in foster care who are often overlooked.
Avalon provides direct mail fundraising strategy for the Foundation. davethomasfoundation.org.
Farm Sanctuary works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.
An Avalon client since 2007, Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management. www.farmsanctuary.org
Friends of the Smithsonian is a national group of generous individuals whose contributions help facilitate important scientific research, outreach, exhibitions, and scholarship across all Smithsonian museums and programs.
An Avalon client since 2002, Avalon provides full-service telemarketing fundraising strategy and program management.
Galapagos Conservancy is the premier advocacy nonprofit organization in the United States for conservation in the Galapagos Islands, with the goal of promoting the long-term ecological integrity of Galapagos and its unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
An Avalon client since 2006 (and previously in 1997 and 2000-2002), Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management. www.galapagos.org
As the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC) seeks to inspire people to protect and enhance the national park for present and future generations. The organization offers support through raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region.
Avalon provides full-service direct mail and online fundraising strategy for GCC. grandcanyon.org
Human Rescue Alliance is a tenacious advocate for animals, building an alliance that can tackle the systemic challenges facing animals in the DC region and beyond, with the goal of saving more lives. The nonprofit organization protects animals, supports families, and advocates for a world where all animals can thrive.
Avalon provides full-service direct mail and online fundraising strategy for HRA. humanerescuealliance.org
Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy’s vision: presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education. An Avalon client since 1997 (and since 1993 with Avalon’s predecessor agency), Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management. www.kennedy-center.org
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The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is the non-profit partner and creative collaborator of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, which is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and holds the definitive historical record of the life, work, and times of John F. Kennedy. Over the past forty years, this partnership has produced world class exhibits, the largest, most advanced digital archive created by a presidential library, award-winning educational and digital resources, and public programs that make the Library the largest convener of public dialogues in the Boston area. Grounded in the archival evidence, these activities promote a greater appreciation of America’s political and cultural heritage, the process of governing, and the importance of public service. In addition to its support of the Kennedy Library, the Kennedy Library Foundation directly sponsors programs and activities that help people understand the major challenges facing democracy today and inspire people to engage with the issues at the heart of contemporary life that relate to the legacy of President John F. Kennedy, including service, innovation and bold leadership, inclusion, global citizenship, and the arts.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
An Avalon client since 1998, Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management. www.lwv.org
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions. The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean. More than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species fill 34 major galleries. With nearly 200 exhibits in all, the Aquarium is a window to the wonders of the ocean. www.montereybayaquarium.org
Established as the first food bank on the East Coast in 1979 to provide hunger relief services to Baltimore City, the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) has grown to become a statewide organization that distributes more than 100,000 meals a day through a network of 1,250 distribution partners, including soup kitchens, pantries, shelters, schools, and other community-based organizations across the state.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. airandspace.si.edu
The National Geographic Society is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Since 1888, National Geographic Society has traveled the Earth, sharing it’s amazing stories with each new generation and inspiring people to care about the planet. National Geographic’s Mission Programs support critical expeditions and scientific fieldwork, encourage geography education for students, promote natural and cultural conservation, and inspire audiences through new media, vibrant exhibitions, and live events.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans and visitors from around the world can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. The museum will be a place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and become a lens into a story that unites us all. The museum will open on the National Mall in 2015.
An Avalon client since 2012, Avalon provides renewal program fundraising consulting services.
The National Museum of the American Indian, the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution, is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere, past, present, and future, through partnership with Native people and others.
An Avalon client since 2008, Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management. www.nmai.si.edu
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is a nonprofit thatworks to protect and enhance America’s National Parks for present and future generations. Through advocacy, education, and stewardship, NPCA plays a crucial role in ensuring that these magnificent lands and landmarks are protected in perpetuity.
An Avalon client since 2010, Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management. www.npca.org
The National Women’s Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. The Network aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women.
An Avalon client since 1997 (and since 1996 with Avalon’s predecessor agency), Avalon provides fundraising program and creative strategy. www.nwhn.org
Pine Street Inn has been working in the Greater Boston community for 50 years to provide services daily to homeless and formerly homeless individuals through street outreach, emergency services, supporting housing, job training, and connections to employment. The organization strives to help these men and women gain back their independence, while maintaining core values of community, teamwork, accountability, and respect. Pine Street Inn’s mission is to end homelessness by making permanent housing a reality for all. Avalon has supported Pine Street Inn since 2018, providing full-service fundraising strategy and program management for their direct mail and eFundraising efforts. www.pinestreetinn.org
Smithsonian’s National Zoo Membership is part of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, fueling wildlife conservation partnerships in more than 30 countries. The membership program helps support the Zoo’s lifelong commitment to conservation, including the decade-long effort to conserve the cheetah population. Members are the Zoo’s strongest champions of animal conservation and wildlife research and help fulfill the Zoo’s mission to save species through science, education and global conservation work!
Avalon provides full-service direct mail and digital fundraising support for Smithsonian’s National Zoo Membership program. nationalzoo.si.edu/membership.
Society for Science is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education, and scientific research. The society focuses on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire. Since 1921, the Society (formerly known as Science Service) has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through their award-winning publications and world-class science education competitions. www.societyforscience.org
The American Air Museum is the home to the best collection of American military aircraft on public display outside of North America. The transformed American Air Museum reopened to the public in March 2016, and tells the story of two nations united through war, loss, love and duty, from the First World War to the present day. The award-winning American Air Museum building was designed by celebrated British architect, Lord Norman Foster. It is located at IWM Duxford, part of Imperial War Museums, near Cambridge and opened in 1997. www.americanairmuseum.com
For more than a century, The Trustees have preserved, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. They care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts and are actively mobilizing a whole new generation to care about these properties. An Avalon client since 2011, Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management as well as strategic planning assistance. www.thetrustees.org
As America’s National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience. An Avalon client since 2010, Avalon provides full-service direct mail, telemarketing, and online fundraising strategy and program management. www.wolftrap.org
Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. They connect people to Yellowstone through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translate those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment to conserve and enhance the park for the future. Their educational programming, products, and services help people enjoy, understand, and appreciate the wildlife, geology, and cultural history of the park. www.yellowstone.org