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.
Explore our inspiring client roster, and then find out how you can join them!
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. For over 40 years, AAH teams have been on the front lines, treating and preventing malnutrition and aiming to end life-threatening hunger across more than 45 countries.
Avalon has managed AAH’s direct mail renewal program since 2020, and doubled the net revenue raised per donor in the first year alone.
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
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 Arc of the United States is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in 1950 by parents who believed their children with IDD deserved more, The Arc continues to grow and evolve along with the changing needs and issues people with disabilities and their families face. With hundreds of state and local chapters across the country, the Arc is on the frontlines to ensure that people with IDD have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities.
An Avalon client since 2022, Avalon provides direct mail, digital and social support to The Arc.
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 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 Brennan Center for Justice is an independent, nonpartisan law and policy organization that works to reform, revitalize, and when necessary, defend American systems of democracy and justice. Its distinct model combines the roles of think tank, advocacy group, and communications hub to advance legal and policy change and to make American democracy work for all. Formerly a Tripi Consulting client since 2014, Avalon now manages BCJ’s direct mail donor acquisition and renewal programs, growing the donor file by 352%. www.brennancenter.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
Fountain House is a national mental health nonprofit fighting to improve health, increase opportunity, and end social and economic isolation for people living with serious mental illness. Founded in 1948 in New York City, Fountain House originated the clubhouse model in community mental health, that has been replicated across the five boroughs, and more than 300 times in nearly 40 US states and in 30 countries around the world.
Avalon has managed Fountain House’s direct mail program for two decades and has been honored with numerous industry awards for package performance and innovation.
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.
Friends of UNFPA promotes the health, dignity, and rights of women and girls around the world by supporting the life-saving work of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Working in over 155 countries, UNFPA works to end: the unmet need for family planning; preventable maternal deaths; and violence and harmful practices against women and girls. Founded in 1998, Friends of UNFPA has been raising awareness and mobilizing action through education, advocacy, and fundraising. Avalon has managed Friends of UNFPA’s direct mail program since 2018.
Galápagos Conservancy is the premier advocacy nonprofit organization in the United States for conservation in the Galápagos Islands, with the goal of promoting the long-term ecological integrity of Galápagos 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
Habitat NYC and Westchester County transforms lives and communities by building and preserving affordable homes with families in need, and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. Habitat NYC and Westchester has served more than 1,900 families in the five boroughs through home construction and preservation and brings together thousands of New Yorkers each year to become part of the solution to New York’s affordable housing need.
Avalon has managed Habitat for Humanity NYC and Westchester’s direct mail donor acquisition and renewal programs, as well as multi-channel fundraising campaigns, since 2020. www.habitatnycwc.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 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 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 that works 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
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a global civilian protection agency based in humanitarian and international human rights law. Their mission is to protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies, build peace side by side with local communities, and advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.
Avalon provides copywriting services for Nonviolent Peaceforce. www.nonviolentpeaceforce.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
SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQ+ older people and their caregivers. SAGE also advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBTQ+ elders, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBTQ+ community organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging, and cultural competency training through SAGECare. With staff located across the country, SAGE also coordinates SAGENet, a growing network of affiliates in the United States. Since 2010, Avalon has provided strategy and management for SAGE’s award-winning direct mail donor acquisition and renewal programs, as well as its digital fundraising campaigns. www.sageusa.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
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