FYI Blog

DEI-Informed Fundraising: Hiring and Change

This post is part five of a five-part series on DEI-informed fundraising. In part one of this series, we explored the connection between list strategies and DEI—and concluded that lists alone cannot make an organization more diverse. In part two, we offered six principles for DEI-informed messaging. Part three was a dive into the connection […]

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July 7, 2021

DEI-Informed Fundraising: How Digital Marketing Can Further Your DEI Goals

This post is part four of a five-part series on DEI-informed fundraising. In part one of this series, we explored the connection between list strategies and DEI—and concluded that lists alone cannot make an organization more diverse. In part two, we offered six principles for DEI-informed messaging. In part three, we applied a DEI lens […]

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June 22, 2021

DEI-Informed Fundraising: Data Processes Should Support Your DEI Goals

  This post is part three of a five-part series on DEI-informed fundraising.    In part one of this series, we explored the connection between list strategies and DEI—and concluded that lists alone cannot make an organization more diverse. In part two, we offered six principles for DEI-informed messaging.    In this post, we apply a DEI lens to direct marketing data processes. Data and […]

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May 19, 2021

DEI-Informed Fundraising: 6 Principles for Messaging

This post is part two of a five-part series on DEI-informed fundraising. In part one of this series, we explored the connection between list strategies and DEI—and concluded that lists alone cannot make an organization more diverse. They are only part of a larger strategy; DEI goals require serious commitment across the entire organization. We […]

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May 12, 2021

DEI-Informed Fundraising: List Strategy and Donor Diversity

This post is part one of a five-part series on DEI-informed fundraising.   One of the best levers that a nonprofit can use to impact donor acquisition performance is list strategy. Avalon has long believed in the power of a good list, and we love to collaborate with list partners who excel at matching nonprofits […]

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May 7, 2021

DEI-Informed Fundraising: A Five-Part Series

An internal task force leads the Avalon process for continuous improvement in DEI. The group is staff-led, receiving guidance from DEI consultants. We assert that a substantive DEI commitment is not static, and we are committed to taking a harder look at how we do business, how we advise our clients, and how we take […]

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May 6, 2021