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We have worked with Kristen Skinner and Sponsorship Matters in 2019 & 2020. Kristen has worked with us to formulate and clarify our sponsorship arrangements, so that we, and our potential sponsors, understand clearly what is expected by both parties. Kristen has taken the time to understand our organisation and looked for partnerships that fit with our organisation and adds value to our members. She continues to work with sponsors, as well as identifying other organisations that may also work with our association. This allows us to focus on our members. It has been a pleasure to work with Kristen and we look forward to continuing our association with Sponsorship Matters. Denise Sadler, President / BMV
Sponsorship Matters took care of our communications with our valued partners during a crucial time. We are now building upon an improved framework and relationships as a result. Matthew Brown, CEO / Equestrian Victoria
Working with Kristen has enabled our principal’s network to flourish professionally. She is an attentive listener who pays attention to the smallest details. Her work ethos is limitless enabling us to concentrate on our core business whilst she managed all stakeholders in a courteous professional manner. She fosters relationships built on mutual benefits. Her business is well connected due to the thorough manner Kristen researches what both the client and business partner needs. Duncan Arendse, Principal / Holy Spirit Community School / OERCP Network
With the aim of providing additional value to the 40 plus exhibitors at the ACHPER Victoria Conference, Kristen was instrumental in providing us with some professional advice and offered to run an Exhibitor PD session for us during the conference. The session conducted together with Andrew Kent attracted a highly engaged audience who were keen to learn. Kristen’s approach was not only professional, but fun, enlightening, and most of all, realistic in covering content that was relevant to the audience who could relate to the issues she identified. Feedback from exhibitors has been positive, with some already implementing some of Kristen’s suggestions to generate effective post-conference follow up communications. Thank you again Kristen and Andrew, we look forward to working with you again in 2019. Kim Tamas, Marketing & Communications / ACHPER Victoria
In my role with a national education focused association, as well as a state-based education focused association, I have been particularly fortunate to have been supported by such a consummate professional as Kristen. Kristen without fail has delivered exceptional results in her delivery of timely and accurate information as well as exceptional attention to detail. Partnerships and sponsorships are integral in the associations I work with and having the capacity to engage with Kristen, who in my opinion, has superior knowledge and skill in sourcing and activating meaningful partnerships, was without doubt pivotal in our success in these areas. Kristen has a keen eye for detail, has an exceptional work ethic and her character is without question of the highest standard. I have no hesitation in recommending Kristen Skinner. Karyn Prior, National Operations Manager / Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association (ACPPA) & South Australian Primary Principals Association SACPPA
Gymnastics Victoria has been working with Kristen and Sponsorship Matters for over 2 years and it has been a fantastic partnership. Kristen has assisted us with finding new partners and has been a huge help in developing ways to approach new businesses to create relationships. I look forward to continuing to work with her as our strategic outlook at Gymnastics Victoria becomes more commercial. Gen Simmons, Marketing and Commercial Manager / Gymnastics Victoria
Kristen Skinner of Sponsorship Matters worked alongside MSP Photography in a consulting capacity. Kristen assisted MSP by advising on sponsorship agreements, reviewing and supporting our many conferencing opportunities and helping us get the most out of our partnerships. Our Victorian teams were very familiar with Kristen’s work – where she expertly represented the VPA looking after their business partners. The role of Sponsorship Matters to seek and secure valuable partnership opportunities enabled MSP to focus on doing what we do best – looking after our customers. With her extensive business background in the education sector, working with Kristen has been a real coup for MSP. Craig Honey CEO / MSP
By establishing, and then managing, the national partnership between Camp Australia and APPA, Kristen developed what has become a long-term and mutually beneficial association. Her professional approach and creative instinct have seen collaborative opportunities identified while her work ethic has ensured details are covered and goals met. Kristen’s support of APPA’s work meant that research projects into school autonomy and, more recently, the principal health and wellbeing symposium could be undertaken with confidence.
I have maintained a professional relationship through her role at VPA / AGPPA and now Sponsorship Matters. Kristen’s insights and advice are valued, and we have appreciated the networking opportunities she has provided us, particularly through her involvement in the APPA national conference. There is no doubt Kristen has deserved the trust and confidence given her over the almost 10 years of successful partnership. Michael Nuttall, Executive Officer / Australian Primary Principals Association APPA
Worldstrides recently worked with Kristen from Sponsorship Matters to evaluate and provide recommendations for our national sponsorship and partnership within the education sector. Kristen’s knowledge and experience was invaluable. She provided an enormous amount of insight and helped us restructure our investments to ensure we are getting the most out of our spend. I would highly recommend Kristen and Sponsorship Matters to any business looking for quality partnerships. Bernadine Juretich, Director of Marketing / Worldstrides Australia
Thanks again for presenting such a highly valuable session with us yesterday. We thoroughly appreciated it. Your prior research and thoroughness in preparing for the meeting was certainly evident and has now provided us with a variety of fantastic opportunities to pursue. I think this will keep my schedule quite FULL!
Thanks again! Romney Nelson, National Partnership Manager / Teeth On Wheels
Footsteps engages Kristen Skinner from Sponsorship Matters for a component of its sales and marketing in Victoria. Her ability to create and culture relationships within the education sector over 15 years has been invaluable to our core business. We continue to engage her services based on results and it continues to be a winning formula. Stephen Evans, Director / Footsteps
Kristen is unsurpassed in her ability to bring people together for their mutual benefit. She has a wide network of contacts particularly in the education industry where she is well known by both education professionals and suppliers to the education industry. A joy to work with, Kristen is a people person who manages to make turning strangers into good friends look easy. She is an asset to any business, definitely someone you want on your team. Andrew Kent, Director / Growth Creators