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Abby Clemence

Hi, I’m Abby,

I teach for-purpose fundraisers and sponsorship-seekers the action steps to build profitable and purposeful corporate partnerships with ease.

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Hi, I’m Abby,

I teach for-purpose fundraisers and sponsorship-seekers the action steps to build profitable and purposeful corporate partnerships with ease.

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THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE NON-PROFIT SPONSORSHIP EDUCATION IN THE WORLD

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE NON-PROFIT SPONSORSHIP EDUCATION IN THE WORLD

ANYWHERE – ANYTIME – AT YOUR PACE

Whether you’re a fundraising novice or corporate partnerships pro, these specially designed courses and resources will help you create and grow profitable and purposeful partnerships and bring you into your full power as a corporate fundraiser.

Join an international community of non-profit fundraisers and sponsorship seekers learning to build and implement best-practice revenue generation strategies.

SIGN UP TODAY

ANYWHERE – ANYTIME – AT YOUR PACE

SIGN UP TODAY

$75 /month
or
$795 /year
(AUD)

Whether you’re a fundraising novice or corporate partnerships pro, these specially designed courses and resources will help you create and grow profitable and purposeful partnerships and bring you into your full power as a corporate fundraiser.

Join an international community of non-profit fundraisers and sponsorship seekers learning to build and implement best-practice revenue generation strategies.

“I’ve done online courses before but I have never experienced anything like the quality and focus of the Fundraising Academy.”

Andrea Dean, Young Catholic Women's Interfaith Fellowship

“I’ve done online courses before but I have never experienced anything like the quality and focus of the Fundraising Academy. I feel so empowered about the process of sponsorship relationships and already positive partnerships are developing and the whole organisation is taking a more sustainable approach to sponsorship. I can’t thank you enough for taking the weight off my shoulders and giving me the impetus and tools to move forward.”

Andrea Dean, Young Catholic Women's Interfaith Fellowship

WHAT YOU’LL GET AS A MEMBER

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TEMPLATES & GUIDES
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HOURS OF EDUCATION

Each course in the Fundraising Academy focuses on specific topics, from how to make a cold approach to a potential sponsor to how to create an exit strategy from a relationship that’s not working — and everything sideways and in between! Fundraising Academy Members get concrete answers, pinpointed explanations, exact instructions and step-by-step guides to achieve their corporate partnership goals.

GET INSTANT ACCESS TO EVERYTHING – JOIN NOW
  • START OFF with the 14-day Sponsorship Game Changer Program – a vital overview (packed with resources) on the pathway to best practice sponsorship.
  • FULL ACCESS to the Sponsorship Foundations Program – 16 modules that take you step-by-step through creating your own customised sponsorship strategy.
  • LIVE webinars every month on different topics where you can ask questions, and engage with Abby in real time.
  • 30+ on-demand webinars across every aspect of non-profit partnerships, event sponsorship, product endorsement, grants, sponsorship for fundraising athletes and governance.
  • ACCESS to the full archive of all past LIVE webinars, no matter when you join up.
  • LIVE coaching session every month where you can ask questions, chat and engage with Abby and other corporate fundraisers around the world.
  • ACCESS to a growing library of eBooks, podcasts, webcasts and resources.
  • OPPORTUNITY to attend Abby’s workshops and events running in your area.
  • FREE downloadable materials including dozens of templates and resources to provide inspiration and fast track your ability to seek and secure sponsorship.
  • JOIN THE TRIBE and share your challenges and questions with an active, supportive LinkedIn community of corporate fundraisers all over the world.
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COURSES
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TEMPLATES & GUIDES
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HOURS OF EDUCATION

Each course in the Fundraising Academy focuses on specific topics, from how to make a cold approach to a potential sponsor to how to create an exit strategy from a relationship that’s not working — and everything sideways and in between! Fundraising Academy Members get concrete answers, pinpointed explanations, exact instructions and step-by-step guides to achieve their corporate partnership goals.

GET INSTANT ACCESS TO EVERYTHING – JOIN NOW

CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN AND DO THE WORK

CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN AND DO THE WORK

GO THROUGH THESE CATEGORIES AT YOUR OWN SPEED

“You absolutely have the power to change people’s lives by creating powerful, profitable, purposeful partnerships and I want to show you how.” – Abby

“You absolutely have the power to change people’s lives by creating
powerful, profitable, purposeful partnerships
and I want to show you how.” – Abby

LIVE WEBINARS & COACHING SESSIONS EVERY MONTH

LIVE WEBINARS & COACHING SESSIONS EVERY MONTH

The Fundraising Academy is the realisation of a dream I’ve had for years: a super easy to access online training platform, jam packed with relevant resources that fast tracks the success of non-profit fundraisers and sponsorship-seekers. Every month, I will walk you through different topics, present-day challenges, answer your questions, help you take your corporate partnerships strategy to the next level as well as staying relevant in the rapidly changing sponsorship landscape.

Fundraising Academy members also have access to all of my archived LIVE webinars, so even if you cannot join me in real-time, you can still benefit with unlimited replay options.

  • JOIN ABBY LIVE EVERY MONTH
  • PLUS INTERACTIVE LIVE CHAT
  • ACCESS TO THE FULL ARCHIVE
Live webinars and coaching session every month.
GO LIVE – JOIN NOW

The Fundraising Academy is the realisation of a dream I’ve had for years: a super easy to access online training platform, jam packed with relevant resources that fast tracks the success of non-profit fundraisers and sponsorship-seekers. Every month, I will walk you through different topics, present-day challenges, answer your questions, help you take your corporate partnerships strategy to the next level as well as staying relevant in the rapidly changing sponsorship landscape.

Fundraising Academy members also have access to all of my archived LIVE webinars, so even if you cannot join me in real-time, you can still benefit with unlimited replay options.

  • JOIN ABBY LIVE EVERY MONTH
  • PLUS INTERACTIVE LIVE CHAT
  • ACCESS TO THE FULL ARCHIVE
Live webinars and coaching session every month.
GO LIVE – JOIN NOW

SO MUCH MORE…

WHO IS THIS FUNDRAISING ACADEMY FOR?

ANYONE IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR SEEKING TO GENERATE INCOME FROM CORPORATE PARTNERS.

NOT A MEMBER?

START FOR ONLY $75 /MONTH (AUD)

JOIN NOW, CANCEL ANYTIME,
30 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.

START NOW

NOT A MEMBER?

START FOR ONLY $75 /MONTH (AUD)

JOIN NOW, CANCEL ANYTIME, 30 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.

START NOW

‘Abby is a fantastic coach!’

“From her personalised approach to her incredible workshops and online courses and programs, she has provided me with the expert skills I need as a sponsorship seeker. Abby’s motto is ‘chasing meaning is more important to me than avoiding discomfort’” 

Angela Haines, Variety QLD - The Children's Charity

‘Abby is a fantastic coach!’

“From her personalised approach to her incredible workshops and online courses and programs, she has provided me with the expert skills I need as a sponsorship seeker. Abby’s motto is “chasing meaning is more important to me than avoiding discomfort” – I have stolen this motto with pride and it motivates me to continue to better myself in my role every day. Abby’s contribution to the NFP sector is admirable and I feel blessed to have found her and invested in her services. If you are in the sector and looking to diversify your revenue base, then I highly recommend you tap into her resources and let her help you work through the planning, finding, connecting and keeping phases of the corporate partnerships lifecycle to make sure you’re getting the success you want.”

Angela Haines, Variety QLD - The Children's Charity

WHICH STAGE OF FUNDRAISING ARE YOU IN?

YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

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“I have been in the NFP sector for just over 20 years now – and over that period have worn many different hats in an evolving organisation. A common story!
Over this time I have listened to countless presentations on a variety of subjects with equally varying benefit. However today – your whole presentation was fabulous and has left me feeling re-awakened and re-inspired. I am sure you have also motivated many who are new to this – and the ‘practical pearls’ you shared, like not needing to be a particular personality type or have special skills to be successful but rather to use the tools you offer, be organised and practice! I loved that you emphasised relationship and authenticity and backed it up with examples of what that looks like.
You are a great example of when we truly believe in what we do it motivates others to want to be a part of it!
I believe NFP Boards would realise a wonderful investment in both their people and the health of the organisation they govern, by offering this opportunity of learning and support.”
Janine Ewan, Chief Executive Officer, Dove House Clinical Services

TESTIMONIALS

As the peak body for the Management Rights Industry in Australia, in 2011 the Australian Resident Accommodation Manager’s Association (ARAMA) decided to embark upon a corporate partnership implementation strategy to engage partners that would invest much-needed funds into our Not-For-Profit organisation that would create value for our members through increased member services and professional development opportunities.

In March 2012, ARAMA engaged the services of Infinity Sponsorship to secure corporate annual partners. In less than 6 months, Infinity Sponsorship secured partnerships into the future to the value of approx $350,000. We have engaged Infinity Sponsorship for a two year period and are very excited about the partnership opportunities that lie ahead of us.

These funds are valuable to ARAMA in helping us to become a more sustainable organisation by diversifying our income streams and becoming less dependent on membership subscriptions, allowing us to build capacity in our resources and staff. However, the real gift to ARAMA has been working so closely with the Infinity Sponsorship team and the education we are receiving about our organisation and how it is perceived by potential corporate partners. This knowledge along with the templates and resources that are provided to ARAMA as part of working with Abby and the team, mean that we will continue to become increasingly more abundant as the years go by, long after her good work has been completed for us.

I would highly recommend Infinity Sponsorship if you are an organisation looking to become more sustainable and build capacity into the future. Abby and her team can help you get there!

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Trevor Rawnsley

Many thanks for your dynamic presentation last week, which I thoroughly enjoyed and took a lot away from it!

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Linda

I’ve done online courses before but I have never experienced anything like the quality and focus of the Sponsorship University. I’m a real beginner with sponsorship and I feel like my capacity and understanding has been transformed as a result of completing the Sponsorship Foundations Program.
The Sponsorship University is grounded in the reality of the not for profit sector. It takes a big picture view of the issues around developing sponsorship partnerships and then takes the learner through the practical steps of understanding and developing the materials. I can’t believe the quality of the templates which take so much work out of the process and have given me new confidence with how to approach sponsorship.
Abby’s thorough knowledge and clear presentations are reinforced by real examples. Her natural energy and commitment to the not for profit sector come through in every session and buoyed me up whenever I felt like the sessions would be a drag! I loved the fact that I could whizz through a couple of sessions in a block or take it slowly and develop all my tailored materials along the way. I feel so empowered about the process of sponsorship partnerships and I am able to communicate confidently within and beyond my organisation about the way forward. Already positive partnerships are developing and the whole organisation is taking a more sustainable approach to sponsorship. I can’t thank you enough for taking the weight off my shoulders and giving me the impetus and tools to move forward.

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Andrea Dean

The course was put together very well and easy to follow. The downloadable resources will be useful in the future and a good conversation starter with other team members. The message of getting the ‘Board members’ on the same page as you before you start going too far down the track of sponsorship came through loud and clear. Thanks for a great course.

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Wendy Stokes

I am currently assisting a small NFP to gain sponsorship and support. Despite having done this type of work previously, as you mention, I'm also finding the biggest impediment to the challenge is in fact the organisations themselves. They are not sponsorship ready, have never been successful in gaining sponsorship and expect immediate results.
Regardless of this I've set about the task along similar lines to your pathway to best practice sponsorship and I found your approach, sensible, practical, well documented and following proven methodology. I'm pleased that I was already pretty well aligned to it, but importantly it provides a firm basis for vital feedback to the organisation and some positive reinforcement to myself. Thank you.

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D Scott

‘Abby worked with us for 3 years. She is an enthusiastic and naturally gifted communicator. Like all not for profits, we needed more resources to support the development of new member services and increased advocacy for members. Abby was proactive in approaching potential sponsors about establishing partnership with us. She was mindful at all times of our organisation’s sponsorship policy and consulted me and the Board effectively at all stages of a sponsorship arrangement. She is particularly talented in finding win/win opportunities for companies to contribute much needed financial resources to a hard-working and passionate not-for-profit like ours. Her efforts resulted in several hundred thousand dollars of additional resources to the organisation each year. I’m delighted to see Abby move into specialising in this role through her own consultancy, so that other not-for-profits may benefit from her talent.’

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Barb Vernon

Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Successful Sponsorship Meetings. I found it relevant and directly applicable to acquiring sponsorship for my organisation. The examples and the scripts discussed, as well as the pitfalls to watch out for were very useful. In fact, I was able to put much of it into practice the next day when I met with a potential new sponsor. Thank you again.

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Gillian Leach

Abby is an inspirational and refreshing speaker. She explains the sponsorship process in simple terms and breaks down the process into easy to follow steps. I look forward to taking this further! Thank you for your time and energy.

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Karyl McGlinn

Abby' is an energetic, passionate and knowledgeable presenter who connected with her audience. The content of the days' workshop was highly relevant and inspiring. I would absolutely recommend her teachings.

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Michelle Bent

I have been in the NFP sector for just over 20 years now – and over that period have worn many different hats in an evolving organisation. A common story!
Over this time I have listened to countless presentations on a variety of subjects with equally varying benefit. However today – your whole presentation was fabulous and has left me feeling re-awakened and re-inspired. I am sure you have also motivated many who are new to this – and the ‘practical pearls’ you shared, like not needing to be a particular personality type or have special skills to be successful but rather to use the tools you offer, be organised and practice! I loved that you emphasised relationship and authenticity and backed it up with examples of what that looks like.
You are a great example of when we truly believe in what we do it motivates others to want to be a part of it!
I believe NFP Boards would realise a wonderful investment in both their people and the health of the organisation they govern, by offering this opportunity of learning and support.

Read More
Janine Ewan

A very worthwhile workshop - I would recommend Abby’s course to anyone looking to up skill or refresh their sponsorship approach.

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Heath Miller

I feel privileged and happy to have completed the Sponsorship Foundations program. It was a wonderful experience and most helpful as, securing any sponsorship is extremely valuable for a non profit organization like us.

CHANGE OF MINDSET
I am convinced that a charity has to work like a business to be successful and sustainable and it has to work at getting and securing sponsorships and not keep on waiting for handouts or charity.

WHAT I LOVED ABOUT IT
The whole online course is set out in a very friendly manner, it's actually more like a discussion, yet at the same time very informative and educational. It made us realize which avenues we can approach to target sponsors who would be willing to support us.

INTRODUCTORY VIDEO
The very first video 'How To Get The Most Out Of The Sponsorship Foundations Program' is very powerful as it truly defines all that can be achieved and how it can be achieved successfully through the course. It deals with handling problems faced while doing the course in the most practical and successful manner.

NEW SPONSORS
Most of our supporters are the underprivileged of our society. We always thought we could not target any sponsors as we could not offer them any potential “clients” but thanks to this program we have realised that in Pakistan, mobile telephone companies are targeting the low income demographic and we can approach them for sponsorship.
The course material, online seminars, videos and templates all are extremely helpful. I loved all the online seminars the most. The templates make our work so easy and they can be easily modified according to individual need.
This program was very good value for money and I would recommend it to anyone who needs some help looking at their organisation from a 'sponsorship' perspective.

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Nighat Shah

READ MORE TESTIMONIALS…

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

We are super proud to be working with awesome partners who make it possible for us to positively impact
the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in communities across the world.

We truly love helping For-Purpose fundraisers and sponsorship-seekers build profitable and purposeful
corporate partnerships that support their organisations’ growth and sustainability.

Thank you!

Be sure to connect with our partners, join their community and enjoy the great resources they have to offer!

We are super proud to be working with awesome partners who make it possible for us to positively impact
the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in communities across the world.

We truly love helping For-Purpose fundraisers and sponsorship-seekers build profitable and purposeful
corporate partnerships that support their organisations’ growth and sustainability.

Thank you!

Be sure to connect with our partners, join their community and enjoy the great resources they have to offer!

“On behalf of our sponsorship team at TEDx Phoenixville we would like to personally thank Abby for providing our team an AMAZING roadmap and for sharing your insights on preparation, planning, acquiring and maintaining relationships which has led to sponsorship success this year!.

You’ve definitely made this process much easier for both the novice and the experienced among us.”

Kali Woodward, Lead Organizer, TEDx Phoenixville

“On behalf of our sponsorship team at TEDx Phoenixville (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest and longest running TEDx event) we would like to personally thank Abby for providing our team an AMAZING roadmap to sponsorship success this year!

Your pathway on sponsorship development and planning helped us create a winning strategy for partnering with reputable companies in our area. Your insights and step by step formulas were invaluable to our organization and our fundraising efforts this year, especially as they helped us to re-envision our sponsorship opportunities as mutual partnering relationships equally benefitting TEDxPhoenixville and our circle of corporate partners.

I can say that, thanks to your guidance, many of our team members were able to discard prior misconceptions about sponsorship being an act of charity and view our current and future sponsorship opportunities in a new light. It is SO much more empowering to approach sponsorship partners from a position of self confidence and self assuredness, knowing WHAT we have to offer in the relationship, knowing the real VALUE of our audience, knowing how to respect the special RELATIONSHIP we have with our fan base and knowing how to introduce sponsors to that fan base as you would introduce a new friend to a close knit family.

Thank you for sharing your insights on preparation, planning, acquiring and maintaining sponsorship relationships. You’ve definitely cut through the clutter and made this process much easier for both the novice and the experienced among us. We’re looking forward to another successful year. Wishing you all the best.”

Kali Woodward, Lead Organizer, TEDx Phoenixville

WHY I CREATED THE FUNDRAISING ACADEMY

You absolutely have the power to change people’s lives.

Abby Clemence

My name is Abby Clemence.  I’ve been a corporate marketer, conference & event manager and trainer for more than 26 years.  I’m a speaker, author, entrepreneur, and I’m an educator.

I’ve worked in both government and the corporate sector, but it is in the For-Purpose sector that my heart truly sings. I have found my purpose in supporting and empowering people to build phenomenal relationships with great corporate partners.

There is not a shadow of a doubt that when the for-purpose and for-profit sectors come together in true partnership that it can lift everyone higher and people, communities, animals and the environment all benefit.

You are the change-makers in our society and that role holds incredible power.

I love watching the light switch on for fundraisers as they realise they are no longer a charity in needs of handouts, but a valuable marketing partner to the right brand.

Building the Fundraising Academy has been about supporting people to become better fundraisers in real-time. I will be with you every step of the way, empowering and supporting you to grow your skills and experience, and revel in the knowledge that you are truly making a difference in the lives of those you exist to serve.

You absolutely have the power to change people’s lives.

Abby Clemence

My name is Abby Clemence.  I’ve been a corporate marketer, conference & event manager and trainer for more than 26 years.  I’m a speaker, author, entrepreneur, and I’m an educator.

I’ve worked in both government and the corporate sector, but it is in the For-Purpose sector that my heart truly sings. I have found my purpose in supporting and empowering people to build phenomenal relationships with great corporate partners.

There is not a shadow of a doubt that when the for-purpose and for-profit sectors come together in true partnership that it can lift everyone higher and people, communities, animals and the environment all benefit.

You are the change-makers in our society and that role holds incredible power.

I love watching the light switch on for fundraisers as they realise they are no longer a charity in needs of handouts, but a valuable marketing partner to the right brand.

Building the Fundraising Academy has been about supporting people to become better fundraisers in real-time. I will be with you every step of the way, empowering and supporting you to grow your skills and experience, and revel in the knowledge that you are truly making a difference in the lives of those you exist to serve.

BECOME A BETTER FUNDRAISER

JOIN NOW

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  • The 14-day Sponsorship-Game-changer Program.
  • Unlimited access to the Sponsorship Foundations Program.
  • Monthly live webinars.
  • A growing library of on-demand webinars.
  • Live coaching through regular Q&A sessions.
  • Access to a thriving online community of like-minded fundraisers.
  • Podcasts, webcasts, eBooks.
  • Resources and ‘real life’ examples for every aspect of your corporate partnerships journey.
  • Yep that’s right, we have a template for everything!
  • 40+ courses, 50+ templates, 200+ hours of content.

Become a Better Fundraiser.

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For less than the price of a cup of coffee a day, you will have the support, techniques and tools that will build your skills, confidence and ability to create powerful partnerships for your organisation, whether you’re a fundraising novice or corporate partnerships pro.

Join now to receive:

  • The 14-day Sponsorship-Game-changer Program.

  • Unlimited access to the Sponsorship Foundations Program.

  • Monthly live webinars.

  • A growing library of on-demand webinars.

  • Live coaching through regular Q&A sessions.

  • Access to a thriving online community of like-minded fundraisers.

  • Podcasts, webcasts, eBooks.

  • Resources and ‘real life’ examples for every aspect of your corporate partnerships journey.

  • Yep that’s right, we have a template for everything!

  • 40+ courses, 50+ templates, 200+ hours of content.

NEED HELP OR HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or concerns about joining the Fundraising Academy, please contact us via email.

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A 30-DAY “TRY IT, TEST IT, APPLY IT” MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

30 day satisfaction guarantee

If you’re not sure…  or if other trainings have left you stranded (and sceptical)…

I want to give you every opportunity to put your membership to the Fundraising Academy into action and start seeing the difference it makes to the kind of corporate relationships you are creating and building once you are being fully supported with all of my resources.

I want you to go through the webinars and online courses, keep up with the resources and downloadable templates, implement the policies and processes, and build a strong, sustainable corporate fundraising strategy.

Membership to the Fundraising Academy is for fundraisers who want to be better.

There’s so much transformation waiting for you on the other side.