Fundraising Academy Testimonials2017-11-07T10:15:40+00:00

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…

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Marzena Clarke

‘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

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.

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Leanne Brown

Abby is an energetic, refreshing speaker that offers quality and realistic support and a completely fresh approach to sponsorship. I left feeling motivated and positive about the prospect of future sponsorship plans.

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Hannah Kelly

It is so pleasing to discover that charities can be sold as a B2B proposition. It is time for charities to get real about B2B income generation and using Abby's information and resources is how to do it. The quality of her content and sharing of personal insight was fantastic.

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Colin MacLeod

Abby is a personable and engaging presenter with a depth of knowledge and experience. Her workshops provide great practical advice with real world application.

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Phillippe Cahill

Abby's workshop was very timely with helpful information, as we are just now setting up sponsorships. She is a passionate and inspiring speaker who is easy to listen to and learn from.

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Nicole Attrill

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 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

Abby's workshop followed a clearly defined step-by-step strategy which was easy to understand and supported by useful templates.

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Yvonne Kelly

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 came across your checklist and website via a Google search looking for sponsorship advice and templates which took me to a podcast you did about great ways to put together a sponsorship proposal. Your podcast was awesome! I listened to it twice, taking lots of notes and it gave me a lot of confidence that despite being inexperienced, I could do this. Plus it really helped me critically assess the value of what we were offering (I discovered I was pitching too low!) The great news is, my proposal goes in next week (to an already interested sponsor) and if I get it across the line it will all be down to that podcast, your checklist and a few other things that I have picked up along the way. By the way, your sponsorship checklist was very helpful - I haven't sourced much useful information anywhere else. Thank you!

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