The Team 2016-11-08T05:31:07+00:00

Our Instructors

Abby Clemence

About Abby

Abby is one of Australia’s foremost strategic  advisors to the For-Purpose Sector with more than 25 years experience in marketing, sales, adult education, communications, event management and corporate and cause-related income generation.

As Managing Director of Infinity Sponsorship, Abby’s best practice  strategies support the transformation of not-for-profits struggling to make ends meet into high performing For-Purpose, For-Passion and  For-Impact organisations with sustainable and diverse revenue streams that allow them to continue their vital work in the community.

Abby’s research and experience working initially as a sponsorship broker, facilitator and coach with associations, charities and events has allowed for ‘total immersion’ into the fundraising challenges and obstacles faced by the sector.  Her experience has brought a wealth of knowledge and support to organisations that she has worked with to help ensure their continued sustainability.

About Infinity Sponsorship

We teach revenue generation strategies to For-Purpose organisations and events that maximise their positive impact and increase their income.

Our passion drives us to create global change by specifically supporting those that are For-Purpose, For-Passion and For-Impact.

Our specialty lies in being able to teach practical strategies that quickly and easily engages an organisation in best practice sponsorship so they can become abundant, sustainable and concentrate on what they do best – serving and saving their communities.

We are a market leader in practical and immediately implementable sponsorship solutions and training.

We continue to work alongside brands, organisations and events of all shapes and sizes to create mutually beneficial partnerships and it is our experience at the coalface that means our finger is always on the pulse of what’s trending.

Our signature program, the Sponsorship Foundations Program was created after reverse-engineering the success we had with many For-Purpose clients as sponsorship brokers. From this the pathway to best practice sponsorship was born.

We benchmarked our findings globally and discovered there is nothing like this program anywhere in the world that focuses on providing a step-by-step approach to sponsorship specifically for the For-Purpose sector.

We look forward to supporting you on your fundraising journey!

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Abby Clemence

Jo Garner

About Jo

Jo Garner CFRE, FFIA is the Director of Strategic Grants Pty Ltd, the Australian and New Zealand Ambassador for the International Fundraising Congress, and a founding member of Women and Change, Queensland’s first women’s giving circle.

Jo has been a professional fundraisers since 1994 and started providing professional grant services to charities in 2002.Over the years, Jo has identified key areas where non-profits need assistance and advice when establishing, reviewing and building an effective grants program. Jo is also a regular conference presenter on the grant-seeking process and facilitates regular workshops for individual charities as well as the sector at large.

About Strategic Grants

Strategic Grants works with non-profits across Australia and New Zealand to build effective grant seeking strategies, and has assisted non-profits to secure funding ranging from $1000 community grants to $50 million government tenders. They support non-profits with training, advisory and mentoring, writing, critiquing and planning through GEM Portal and GEM Local – end-to-end Grants Expertise Management systems.

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Jo Garner

Vickie Saunders

About Vickie

Founder of leading sponsorship education company The Sponsorship Consultants, Vickie is the world’s most recognised thought leader on athlete sponsorship and brand ambassadors.

Her work has been commissioned by the International Olympic Committee, Team GB, Deloitte Singapore and the Australian Institute of Sport, and her client list ranges from local athletes and companies right through to Olympic champions and global brands.

About The Sponsorship Consultants

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Vickie Saunders

Kate Russell

About Kate

Kate Russell has had a long career in the not for profit sector, but her community involvement began some years prior, as a member of the national leadership team for the Playcentre movement in NZ, where she took significant responsibilities for fundraising and bringing the association back ‘into the black’ in the late 1980s

Her paid charity career began in 1995 working for Presbyterian Support NZ and since that time, she has worked for a number of not for profits, mainly in the health and disability sectors, with an 11 year stint at the helm of Cystic Fibrosis NZ before moving to her current role as CEO of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation and Commercial Director of the NZ Brain Research Institute.

Kate is actively involved in her own professional associations, as a member of the Institute of Directors and Vice President of the Fundraising Institute of NZ (she is also the Chair of the FINZ Ethics committee). She has held numerous Trustee roles in various not for profits as well as several government appointments, such as Chairing the Pharmac Consumer Advisory Board and currently taking part on the Paediatric Society Clinical Network Advisory Board.

As a member of Business Mentors NZ, Kate mentors not for profits to ensure their business and strategic modelling are robust and she is very committed to ensuring the charitable sector gets the support it needs at the highest levels.

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Kate Russell