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Avalon Dispatch 03.28.2023

It’s March Madness at Avalon! Check out our bracket leaderboard + MacKenzie Scott’s open call, an app for data collection, fundraiser retention, how to reduce eye strain, and a star-studded client event. Read it here:    Dear friends, This week, the Avalon team is in DC for 3 days of camaraderie and collaboration. We spent […]

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March 28, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 03.21.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you’ll find donor advised funds, intelligent and inclusive copy, museum news, a peek backstage at Avalon, blue light filters, cherry blossoms, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, Happy spring! It has been chilly in Annapolis, but I’m enjoying the evening light. This week is peak bloom for cherry […]

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March 21, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 03.14.2023

In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you’ll find good advice on donor complaints, a thought-provoking history of clip art, Women’s History Month, how to make the most of your weekends, and contemporary art that inspires. Read it here!   Dear friends, March is Women’s History Month, and, as I’m sure you know, last Wednesday was International Women’s […]

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March 14, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 03.07.2023

Pop quiz: which direct marketing copywriter has Hollywood credentials on his resume? Find the answer in today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, along with training for new fundraisers, social media inspiration, DC events, and one great question to ask yourself. Also, we’re hiring! Get the scoop:   Dear friends, It’s an exciting month for Avalon with an all-staff retreat in […]

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March 7, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 02.28.2023

In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch: donor advised funds, how to renew your energy, the power of “I don’t know,” a typeface debate, museum innovation, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, It’s hard to believe, but tomorrow is the first day of March. We’ve had unusually warm weather in Annapolis, and I hope it continues. […]

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February 28, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 02.21.2023

An early FY24 cost outlook, enhanced email design and deliverability, new data privacy laws, and a big shift in commercial digital advertising—all in this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch. Read it here!   Dear friends, I hope that everyone enjoyed the long weekend. It was great to be home again in Annapolis after a stretch of business travel. […]

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February 21, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 02.14.2023

Happy Valentine’s Day! In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find industry buzz, how to stand up for what you believe in, inspiring performances, and emails with a lot of heart. Get the scoop here:   Dear friends, Avalon will be closed on Monday, February 20 for Presidents’ Day. It will be nice to pause for […]

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February 14, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 02.07.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find client news, a primer on readability, the data-driven case for vacation, two exciting documentaries, and one very special Groundhog Day.   Dear friends, I hope that everyone is finding meaningful ways to learn and honor Black History this month. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow […]

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February 7, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 01.31.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find leadership updates, creative AI, the end of Amazon Smile, and a stirring message on the importance of Black History. Read it here!   Dear friends, It has been a hard cycle of news. Tragic violence in Half Moon Bay made January a record month for mass shootings, and […]

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January 31, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 01.24.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find client success, industry benchmarks, a USPS deadline, and one of our favorite lists: Big Duck’s 2023 words to avoid. Read it here!   Dear friends, 2023 is in full swing at Avalon with planning underway for every department, a spring staff gathering in the works, and new […]

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January 24, 2023