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.
Thank you for your fantastic workshop and your infinite energy to deliver it. Not everyone would have enough energy, enthusiasm and persistence to do what you do. You are amazing. You have shown us the way to not only secure sponsorships, but also how to take care of ourselves, when rejected in the process…Read More
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.
The Infinity Sponsorship workshop was a really worthwhile investment for my business and provided me with great sponsorship tools for the future!Read More
The Sponsorship Foundations Program is unlike anything I have ever seen - very well designed, thorough and is an incredibly worthy learning tool! It provides you with the step-by-step framework you need to find the right corporate partners to invest in your organisation. Each of the 16 lessons are very informative and educational, providing many ‘Ah Ha’ moments, and was the perfect blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. I have learned a lot from the course and I am absolutely sure that I can apply everything I have learned in the real world to be a more effective and efficient sponsorship-seeker for the Not-For-Profit that I am dedicated to.
Abby is a fabulous teacher and is very knowledgeable and experienced on the whole process, providing many real-life anecdotes that I could relate to.
The examples and templates that Abby has included in each lesson of the Sponsorship Foundations program are extremely beneficial - it was such a relief not to have to try and create them all myself! I look forward to adapting them to my organisation and implementing them ASAP.
The Sponsorship Foundations program is such a thorough course that has enabled me, as the sponsorship-seeker, to learn at my own pace, have access to support when I need it, and keep the tools that I will continue to use and build upon as I further my career in sponsorship.
I look forward to being wildly successful in the whole corporate sponsorship process. What a great online training program!Read More
Thanks so much for your free e-books on sponsorship. I really appreciate them both. Your classes at the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand conference were excellent and your dynamism is inspiring.Read More
Thank you Abby, I feel you gave me permission to stop begging! What a fantastic workshop, I feel I learned so much and you shifted my approach to corporate fundraising in a massive way!Read More
I feel now like I have a great idea on how to best move forward with potential sponsors. Abby's use of real life stories made it very engaging.Read More
Abby’s buoyant and passionate approach to the sponsorship topic kept me focussed and instilled a desire to more skilfully approach prospective partners. Thank you.Read More
It was really fantastic and inspirational to meet you at the FINZ Conference and your seminars were great! I couldn't have asked for more perfect timing - starting a new job and needing the knowledge and training you provided!Read More
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.Read More
Have just completed Sponsorship Foundations Program. What an amazing experience. So many ideas with practical help and templates to take to my committee and help us get real sponsorship seeking underway. We are just a small group but can see that for us this may increase our ability to put more back into the community. Seeing creating partnerships with sponsors as beneficial to both parties rather than a handout for us is a big mindshift for me. Feel that any sponsors we attract will get more out of this too. Thanks for the inspiration and practical help in equal measure.Read More