FYI Blog

Avalon’s Dark Mode Guide

Executive Summary While most emails are still opened in standard “Light Mode,” it’s important to start optimizing for Dark Mode because more and more users are adopting it, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Optimizing your emails for Dark Mode can improve the overall experience for users with visual impairments as well as users […]

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June 30, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 06.28.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find Avalon’s post-Roe commitments + client achievements, dark mode considerations, creative approaches to paper shortages, and reasons to take your next vacation. Read it here!   Dear friends, Last week’s Supreme Court decision was devastating for women and for our country, and I know it’s emotional for many […]

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June 28, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 06.21.2022

We are thrilled to share that @AvalonFYI has been named one of the Washington Post’s 2022 Top Workplaces! Get the scoop in this week’s dispatch + news from Yellowstone, acquiring donors that stay, and more.   Dear friends, I am proud to begin this note with an exciting announcement: Avalon has been named one of […]

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June 21, 2022

Avalon Consulting Named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washington, DC – (June 17, 2022) – Avalon Consulting Group has been named one of the Washington Post’s 2022 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. Being named to this annual list is determined solely on survey feedback from employees. “The Post’s Top Workplaces list is now in its ninth year […]

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June 17, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 06.14.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch: honoring Juneteenth, today’s queer leaders, tough words for charity watchdogs, and a plug for taking breaks. Read it here!   Dear friends, This week’s January 6 hearings have dominated the news, and I have been riveted. It is so important that the truth of these events is shared and documented […]

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June 14, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 06.07.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch: LGBTQ+ pioneers, a shocking virtual meeting statistic, summer reading, and FIVE MAXIs for Avalon clients. Way to go!   Dear friends, Happy Pride! I joined the Annapolis Pride Festival this past weekend and am always heartened by Pride festivities and the progress they represent. Thank you to SVP Margot O’Leary […]

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June 7, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 05.31.2022

In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, a message from Allison Porter on recent tragedies + List Bazaar, literacy rates, and how to communicate with radical candor.   Dear friends, The news out of Texas has been devastating, particularly on the heels of mass, racist violence in Buffalo. Thank you to everyone reading who works on gun violence […]

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May 31, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 05.24.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch: an important rule for donor advised funds, inclusive language, a playlist that lowers stress, and a cheat sheet for Gen Z lingo. Read it here!   Dear friends, Happy Memorial Day! Avalon will be closed both Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30. Your Avalon teams have planned ahead and […]

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May 24, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 05.17.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch: handwritten notes, a new generation of managers, and the best time to show leadership in meetings (you might be surprised). Also, we’re hiring!   Dear friends, We spent last week struggling to reconcile the implications and historical context of the Supreme Court leak. This past weekend, the horrific shooting in […]

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May 17, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 05.10.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch: AMMC, how long meetings should last, change fatigue, building pro-Black organizations, and, of course, Happy Mother’s Day!   Dear friends, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother figures who read this letter! I hope you enjoyed time with your loved ones this past weekend. The holiday felt especially […]

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May 10, 2022