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Are Your Emails Being Delivered?

With greater volume in everyone’s inbox, it’s becoming increasingly more important (and more difficult) to find a way to stand out in the crowd. But the first challenge to contend with is ensuring your emails actually make it to donors’ inboxes. Read More
Are Your Emails Being Delivered?
Find Where You Belong
Find Where You Belong

Find Where You Belong

Every year about this time, I pack up the kids and set out for Nantucket. At the same time, across the country, my two best friends are doing the same. For the past 13 years, we have met up at a beach house for a summer week of relaxation, traditions, and above all, the best quality time I could ask for. We pick up where we left off without skipping a beat, falling into the easy conversations and trusted confidences of old friendships. This annual touch point is one of the most...

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Seen and Heard: State of the Industry
Seen and Heard: State of the Industry

Seen and Heard: State of the Industry

Recently, my colleague and fellow data analyst Amy Escobar and I had the opportunity to hear Carol Rhine, principal fundraising analyst at Target Analytics, speak at a DMAW breakfast event. She covered the state of the industry right now, drawing on various Target Analytics analyses, and talked about trends to keep an eye on in this volatile climate. Here are our key takeaways from this informative session: Revenue is growing, but will it last? In general, 2017 was full of...

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Merlin 2.0: Next-Level Reporting for a New Era of Data-Driven Nonprofits
Merlin 2.0: Next-Level Reporting for a New Era of Data-Driven Nonprofits

Merlin 2.0: Next-Level Reporting for a New Era of Data-Driven Nonprofits

Nonprofits deserve to understand the impact of their efforts. Your organization’s mission is simply too important to be left to best guesses. But for years, the quality of reporting available to nonprofits was lacking… significantly. In 2001 Avalon took matters into our own hands and built the best platform out there from the ground up. We called it Merlin by Avalon®. Merlin’s nonprofit-specific reporting capabilities changed the game for organizations like yours. You...

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Avalon Bikers Take on #BTWD2018
Avalon Bikers Take on #BTWD2018

Avalon Bikers Take on #BTWD2018

Friday, May 18 marked the (slightly soggy) annual Bike to Work Day in Washington, DC – a fun time for the four Avalonians (pictured here) who participated. Led by Avalon Data Manager Alice Murphy, the group met up at one of the 100 available pit stops for t-shirts, refreshments, and fellowship. Once at the office, the foursome also enjoyed lunch, courtesy of Avalon. Bike to Work Day proved once again that biking to work is fun and one small way we can help save our planet!...

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