FYI Blog

Giving Tuesday trends bode well for year-end

Heading into Giving Tuesday the year after the extreme generosity of 2020 was making many nonprofit fundraisers anxious. Yet, despite consumer pessimism, other economic indicators (unemployment trending down and markets trending up) seemed to bode well for solid giving metrics at year end. And so far, that’s proving to be true for Giving Tuesday. The […]

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Avalon Dispatch 11.30.2021

It’s Giving Tuesday, and that means go-time for fundraisers! We’ve got you covered in this week’s @AvalonConsultingGroup dispatch—with forecasts, messaging advice, tips for focus, and more.   Dear friends, It’s go-time for Giving Tuesday and the final push of year-end fundraising. Let’s do it! Here at Avalon, just about everyone touches Giving Tuesday campaigns for […]

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From the Avalon Water Cooler: DC in December

We’ve been talking about the very DC-specific activities that are so much fun this time of year. Here’s a round-up of events that we’re excited about, including several hosted by Avalon clients. Many of these are ticketed, even if free, to control attendance levels—so be sure to check their website when you make your plans. […]

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Avalon Dispatch 11.23.2021 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! In this week’s @AvalonConsultingGroup dispatch, we’re looking back at Giving Tuesday results, celebrating Native American Heritage Month, and, of course, saying thank you.   Dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving! This will be a short letter for a short week. Avalon will be closed Wednesday through Friday, but your teams will keep everything moving for […]

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Avalon Dispatch 11.16.2021

We’re taking on the supply chain, harmful overhead narratives, 2021 trends, and Marvel comics—all in this week’s @AvalonConsultingGroup dispatch.   Dear friends, Last week, I took a quick trip to celebrate my mom’s birthday with my mom, my sister, and my nephew. Fall is such a busy time, and it was good to take a break. I’m […]

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Avalon Dispatch 11.09.2021

This week’s @AvalonConsultingGroup dispatch covers everything from the metaverse to the last pay phone in DC—including what these changes mean for marketers. Read it all here!   Dear friends, I know I don’t need to tell you that last week’s election was disappointing for Democrats. Here’s where I’m finding hope as we turn to the […]

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Avalon Dispatch 11.01.2021

Updates from Avalon Analytics + ROI, Halloween candy winners, networking, and inclusive business language—all in this week’s dispatch!   Dear friends, Election Day is here again. This year’s contests are haunted by Trump’s ridiculous claims of fraud, and some races are particularly fraught (Virginia, I’m looking at you). However, I always get a boost from […]

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