Ben Starling III
is a humble southerner who understands the value of strategic relationship building and has lived his life making the person on the other side of the table the most important. His gifts and talents align with building relationships and he shares some great simple tools for making relationships a priority.
A little bit about Ben...
Combining his family's lessons on tithing and sacrificial giving with solid mentorship from three giants (Richard DeVos, Dr. Arthur E. Turner, and Frank Wright), Ben has developed a fundraising philosophy steeped in hospitality and relationships.
Ben founded Southern Philanthropy in 2015 after a decade of calls and inquiries from fundraisers and philanthropists requesting guidance. His solid, gut-level honesty produced traceable results. Ben is known for his willingness to help any organization, and follow up with a written report sharing his practical, actionable steps to success. Mission sentence at bottom: “My mission is to guide you and your organization toward meeting—or even exceeding—your fundraising goals.”