Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. We publish approximately seven times per year through an HTML newsletter delivered to more than 64,000 subscribers. Thanks to its sponsors and members, Blue Avocado subscriptions are free.
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A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, blue avocados grew wild and with abandon. Unicorns fed on them. Dragons sometimes mistook them for pterodactyl eggs. A few managed to hitch a ride on a meteor and ended up in Central America, where the ancient Maya cultivated them and loved them. Their priests broke open the seeds to foretell the future. One summer equinox the priests opened an avocado seed and gasped in horror. It foretold the destruction of the Mayan world, and a thousand years of suffering under drought and foreign conquest.
Blue Avocado's target audience is the staff and volunteers of community nonprofits -- approximately 5 million people. The email newsletter is sent to more than 50,000 subscribers on the 1st and 15th of every month. In addition, the website replicates the email newsletter on publication dates, and is updated even more often.