About Southern Philanthropy and Ben Starling III


Does your group have large-scale fundraising dreams, but is unsure of where to start or how to plan?  Has your organization set goals repeatedly, failed to reach them? Have you wished you had someone to help get it back on track?

What’s your dream?  What does your organization wish to accomplish in grand style?  Those two questions stump most people.  However, they do not stop someone on a mission or someone who knows his or her purpose in life.   Let me help you and your group put solid foundations under those dreams.  We can brainstorm together, and define a concise goal with specific plans to realize it.

For those wishing to soar professionally, do you have a strategy to reach the next level of your career?   Do you have the right people in your inner circle?   Who appears on your VIP list?  What techniques are you using to systematically and meaningfully connect and engage — and retain those relationships?

As with most anything in life, a coach, tour guide, instructor, mentor, teacher, or trusted advisor is needed to help take you to a place you have never been.  Having someone to lead you on the correct path and shine a light to guide your steps ensures that missteps, miscalculations, and stumbles are greatly lessened, if not eliminated.  Simply put, you will be using my expertise to work smarter, not harder.

How we can help

We offer a variety of plans to help you achieve your goals, or define and make your professional (or personal) dreams a reality.

signature services

Signature Services
Call For Quote

For clients needing a high level of service for capital campaigns, major gift solicitation, fundraising strategy, donor identification, staffing recruitment, etc. Pricing personalized to client needs. 

brainstorming session

Brainstorming Session

A 90-minute video chat. In it, we’ll discuss topics related to dreaming big, fundraising goal-setting, relationship-building, etc.  This is the perfect choice for someone needing a fresh voice to help kickstart and focus.

upward mobility coaching

Upward Mobility Coaching
$499 - 3 sessions

Three, 60-minute video chat meetings.  These meetings will provide insights into your goals and help you navigate the path to get there.  Those looking to change professions, rise in their current roles, or excel in a side endeavor will find this most helpful.

executive coaching

Executive Coaching
$5,000/year or $499/Month, 1-Year year commitment

Twelve, 60-minute video chat meetings. This 12-month program will provide a comprehensive, intensive course in  Getting Started:  Major Gifts 101 showcasing proven techniques, tips, and tools needed to fully engage any constituency.  These personalized sessions ensure time is maximized and fully contoured to your unique needs.  Includes personalized copy of Getting Started:  Major Gifts 101 in keepsake leather binder.

weekend with ben

Weekend with Ben

An all-expense-paid, two-night, three-day visit to a beachfront condo on beautiful Singer Island, Florida.   This planning weekend for individuals will refresh, renew, and help you be a better you.  Upon departing from the island, you will have a defined fundraising strategy, goals, objectives, path forward, and VIP lessons reserved for executive coaching sessions.   This weekend is for those needing (and wanting) a total paradigm shift in their professional or personal life.  Perfect for someone whose life has taken a sharp turn, someone recovering from a crippling life event (divorce, bankruptcy, job failure, etc.), or someone with a big idea requiring expert direction.  Includes discounted pricing on any follow-up services. Alternative Weekend with Ben: I come to your choice of location with the same one-on-one planning and strategy lessons as above (Same cost.)

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