Acting Head of Fundraising, Variety The Children's Charity NSW
Branding, marketing and technology have seen fundraising become much more data driven, allowing us to test and refine our messaging and develop campaigns that resonate with donors. This has helped to shape donors' awareness of the importance of regular funding that allows nonprofit organisations to plan for the future.
With this awareness has come more accountability, especially from younger people, as donors increasingly view their support as an investment of which they wish to measure the impact and outcomes beyond simple metrics.
Donors have always wanted their money to be used well, but now are more discerning and have expectations of greater accountability. Our sector certainly understands this, although we're still in the early stages of measuring communicating impact and outcomes beyond simple metrics.
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