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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

Avalon Dispatch 01.17.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find social justice photography, Mackenzie Scott’s giving strategy, creepy crawly fundraising, attention-grabbing TikToks, and more. Read it here!   Dear friends, I hope each of you found meaningful ways to affirm the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the holiday weekend. Thank you to […]

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January 17, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 01.10.2023

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, a warm welcome to our new VP of analytics + why fundraisers love boring envelopes, digital trends to watch, a clever idea from Jerry Seinfeld, a good news roundup, and more. Read it here! Dear friends, Last week, Avalon welcomed Sarah Birnie, our new VP of analytics. I have been so […]

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January 10, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 01.03.2023

Happy New Year from @AvalonFYI! It’s our tradition to kick off the year by outlining major strategic factors that president Allison Porter sees shaping our industry, our work, and our impact. Read it here! Dear friends, Happy New Year! I hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays. Ours was delightfully low key and I appreciated being […]

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January 3, 2023

Avalon Dispatch 12.13.2022

In this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you’ll find two beautiful truths about fundraising, an LGBTQ+ victory, advice for setting goals, collaboration, notes to Santa, and the first-ever brownie recipe. This is our last issue of 2022, so don’t miss out! Dear friends, It’s hard to believe that another year is winding down. Avalon will be closed […]

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December 13, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 12.06.2022

In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you’ll find GivingTuesday results, how Spotify designed “Wrapped,” words of the year, how to motivate a team, and even a few dad jokes. Read it here! Dear friends, First and foremost, a shout-out and thank you to the Avalon team. On GivingTuesday, I was wowed by an inbox filled with creative, […]

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December 6, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 11.29.2022

Happy GivingTuesday! In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find insights from the GivingTuesday Data Commons + midterm analysis, how to be relevant, the Best of Direct, and plenty of holiday cheer. Dear friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, in large part for the slow time with family, while (let’s […]

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November 29, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 11.15.2022

Get the scoop on Meta’s holiday match, 2023 postage rates, a new national monument, deep work, industry webinars, and more—all in this week’s @AvalonFYI dispatch! Dear friends, We made it through midterms! I am feeling downright giddy with relief this week. The prevailing outcome indicates that reproductive choice is a motivating issue and that Trump […]

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November 15, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 11.08.2022

This week, the @AvalonFYI dispatch is full of client news! You will also find guidance on ethical storytelling, a big change for personal finance, Avalon’s new flock, and reasons to check out our open positions: Dear friends, Today is Election Day. Avalon is closed today to allow people time to vote and volunteer. And as you know, […]

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November 8, 2022

Avalon Dispatch 11.01.2022

In today’s @AvalonFYI dispatch, you will find Halloween and Day of the Dead, voter modeling, how to make an impossible decision, reading recs, s’mores, and much more. Read it here! Dear friends, Happy Halloween and Día de los Muertos! On Saturday, the National Museum of the American Indian hosted a concert by Grammy-winning, bilingual rock […]

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November 1, 2022