And we know how to pick out which stories will resonate most with your donors online and in the mail. It’s one of the main reasons why new clients choose Avalon to handle their messaging and stay with our firm.
You will discover that we ask a lot of questions.
We want to understand your perspective and speak to your donors with authenticity. We want to represent your voice. And we work to find the best ways to engage and inspire your donors.
Often, we will hear a reference to a secondary aspect of your work – that we can craft into a very powerful story. The inspiration for your next great online campaign could come from a recent discussion you had with a perfect stranger. Or a little talk you gave to a visiting high school class. Or a new initiative for which you are seeking a corporate sponsor.
We talk with the people who play an important role in the things your donors value most. It’s important to hear the direct words and vivid experiences from your clients, supporters, and policymakers.
In these interviews, we use our experienced “marketing ears” to identify the best elements of a story. We also determine the best visual elements, key phrases, tone, level of detail, and most impressive aspects of the stories we will craft for your external audiences.
We love putting these various elements to work to sharpen the message and engage donors in new and more captivating ways.