FYI Blog

Avalon Weekly Dispatch 7.07.20

Dear friends, I hope that you enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend! Marking the birth of our country was very different this year as I continue to reflect on what it means to fulfill the American promises of freedom and opportunity. In that spirit, I was delighted by Hamilton’s recent debut on Disney+. You may know […]

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July 7, 2020

Avalon Weekly Dispatch 6.30.20

  Dear friends, I went into the Avalon office last week, and it’s hard to miss that both DC and our building feel very empty. Many buildings are boarded up, and there is some amazing BLM art popping up on the plywood window coverings. If you have an opportunity to go downtown, it’s worth checking […]

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June 30, 2020

Avalon Weekly Dispatch 6.23.20

Dear friends, The past week held significant moments for many issues we care about, including Pride Month, Juneteenth, and World Refugee Day. LGBTQ+ advocates and allies, we join you in celebrating last week’s Supreme Court decision! And I hope you all caught Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian and Founding Director of NMAAHC, on WaPo Live discussing the legacy […]

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June 23, 2020

Avalon Weekly Dispatch 6.16.20

  Dear friends, I hope you have all been able to take care of yourselves and perhaps participate in some of the incredibly moving protests that continue around the country. In the nonprofit space, I have been particularly inspired by theaters’ #openyourlobby response and the National Parks Conservation Association’s letter regarding Park Police actions at Lafayette Park. On […]

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June 16, 2020

COVID-19 Response and Resources

  In this unprecedented time, Avalon is here.   Here for our staff.   Our first priority is the safety of Avalon staff and clients. On March 2nd Avalon ceased company travel, and on March 12th we shifted fully to remote work. We have been telecommuter-friendly for 20+ years, which helped make this a seamless […]

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April 14, 2020

Clients in the News – Special COVID-19 Edition

Like so many of us, Avalon clients are working from home, practicing social distancing, tutoring their kids and grandkids, and somehow still managing to move their critical organizational missions forward. Here’s what our clients are working on—and ways we can all get involved—as they work to help us all thrive during this unprecedented time.   […]

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April 7, 2020

Clients in the News – February 2020

Increasing Safety for Pigs and Humans Farm Sanctuary and six other animal welfare groups filed a federal lawsuit recently, seeking to make it illegal for slaughterhouses to kill pigs that arrive at the pork-processing plant unable to stand. These potentially sick animals are more likely to harbor and transmit food-borne diseases, which can be dangerous […]

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February 21, 2020