Since 1997, Avalon has partnered with progressive nonprofits and campaigns to raise millions of dollars to achieve their visions. We have helped small organizations grow and leading organizations reach new heights, and we’ve won awards for our groundbreaking work along the way.
Avalon has been recognized for:
Allison Porter, Avalon’s co-founder and president, was honored by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) to join its distinguished Hall of Leaders, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to the DMAW and to the direct marketing industry over the course of a career.
Our culture of staff engagement and strong benefits earned Avalon an Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces 2017 Award and a Best Places to Work in Greater Washington Award for 2018 and 2019 by Washington Business Journal.
We are proud to be a winner at the National Capital Business Ethics Awards.
Avalon has won a total of 23 MAXI awards from the DMAW. See below for more details.
|The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Rate Increase Early Renewal||Direct Mail||Renewals||2018|
|National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) – June Three-envelope Appeal Campaign||Direct Mail||Special Appeal||2017|
|Friends of the Smithsonian (FoS) – May Telemarketing Appeal Campaign||Telemarketing||Special Appeal||2017|
|Farm Sanctuary – Hudson Valley Rescue Campaign Campaign||Multi-Channel||Special Appeal||2016|
|Farm Sanctuary – Sustainer Email Invitation and Upgrade Campaign||Multi-Channel||Monthly Giving||2016|
|National Museum of the American Indian – Dispelling Stereotypes Acquisition Campagin||Direct Mail||Acquisition||2014|
|National Trust for Historic Preservation – March Notecard Appeal Campaign||Direct Mail||Special Appeal||2014|
|National Museum of the American Indian – NMAI eRenewals Series||Digital Media||Renewals||2013|
|Farm Sanctuary – Cattaraugus Emergency Rescue Email Series||Digital Media||Special Appeal||2013|
|League of Women Voters – LWV August Voter Protection Action Plan Appeal||Direct Mail||Special Appeal||2013|
|League of Women Voters – LWV Voter Protection Acquisition||Direct Mail||Workhorse||2013|
|The Trustees of Reservations (now known as “The Trustees”) – e-Renewal Series||Digital Media||Renewals||2013|
|Farm Sanctuary – November Acquisition – They Called Him Trash Package||Direct Mail||Acquisition||2012|
|League of Women Voters – LWV Leaders for Democracy Invite Campaign||Multi-Channel||Special Appeal||2012|
|Galapagos Conservancy – March 2011 Tsunami Urgent Gram Appeal||Multi-Channel||Special Appeal||2012|
|The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – KC February 2011 Reinstatement Telemarketing||Telemarketing||Reinstatement/Lapsed||2012|
|The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Kennedy Center Card Appeal||Workhorse||Special Appeal||2011|
|Galapagos Conservancy – HI$ Tortoise Photo Appeal||Direct Mail||Special Appeal||2011|
|The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -Ticket Priority Acquisition Test Package||Direct Mail||Acquisition||2010|
|League of Women Voters Health Care Survey||Direct Mail||Special Appeal||2010|
|Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence – July Urgentgram Appeal||Direct Mail||Special Appeal||2009|
|Farm Sanctuary – Midwest Pig Rescue Campaign||Integrated||Special Appeal||2009|
|James Smithson Society – Upgrade TM and DM||Integrated||Major Donors ($1000 +)||2008|
|Capital Hospice – Patient Care Fund Campaign||Nonprofit Fundraising||Year-end; Follow-Up Appeal||2006|
|Jane Goodall Institue – Adopt a Chimp Appeal||Nonprofit Fundraising||Direct Mail||2004|
|Charles Darwin Foundation – Galapagos Ambassadors||Nonprofit Fundraising||Big Idea||2000|