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Data Literacy is Key

I’ve been in Avalon leadership for more than 20 years, striving to grow personally and professionally as our company has grown and changed, and always looking for ways to improve. Right now, I’m reading a fascinating book: Strengths Based Leadership:...

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Clients in the News – June 2019

Clients in the News – June 2019

Lonnie Bunch to Lead the Smithsonian We are thrilled that Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has been named the 14th secretary of the Smithsonian. He goes from overseeing one museum, to 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, nine research centers, and several education units and centers that make up the 173-year old Institution. After 40 years of working with museums, Bunch is singularly qualified as a leading...

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Online Benchmarking 2019

Online Benchmarking 2019

M+R recently released its Online Benchmarks Study 2019, with lots to inform how we move forward with online fundraising. This year’s study consisted of 135 non-profits, including five Avalon clients (National Museum of the American Indian, National Air and Space Museum, Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Geographic Society, and the National Parks Conservation Association). M+R breaks the study participants and findings up across seven sectors (including cultural, environmental,...

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Prepping for Bridge

Prepping for Bridge

We’re gearing up for Bridge—July 11-12 this year—with two sessions led by Avalonians and our clients, and a special announcement about our cutting-edge data reporting and analysis system, Merlin by Avalon.Check out our sessions at Bridge!Our first session, Testing for Impact, brings together some Bridge all stars: Avalon COO Kerri Kerr; Mikaela King, VP of Integrated Marketing at National Geographic; and Laura Connors, VP of Membership at the National Parks Conservation...

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Clients in the News- May 2019

Clients in the News- May 2019

Food for thoughtFarm Sanctuary’s President Gene Baur wrote a compelling letter to the editor of the New York Times recently, on this main point: Instead of prolonging the inevitable failure of dairy farms and subsidizing the overproduction of commodities that consumers aren’t buying, our government should actively invest in transitioning these struggling dairies into producing more of the foods our nation needs, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains and other healthy,...

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2019 AMMC Takeaways

2019 AMMC Takeaways

2019 AMMC Takeaways  A group of Avalonians made their way to Pittsburgh recently for the American Museum Membership Conference. As always, AMMC is a great opportunity to hear about terrific ideas for how museums can engage and retain members, and improve the visitor experience. Let’s kick off our round-up of conference takeaways with Avalon’s presentation.  Avalon SVP Jackie Biancolli Libby joined development professionals from the National Museum of the American Indian, The...

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Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine

  “Lord, it is all so exhausting.” That’s the first line of Yvonne Abraham’s terrific recent piece in the Boston Globe: It’s Important to Stay Outraged. I’ve definitely felt that exhaustion over the past two years, with the daily news out of the White House always bringing a blow to civility, morality, the rule of law—or all three. We march, we sign petitions, we voice our outrage—but sometimes we turn off the news and try not to think about the damage to our environment,...

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