Ben Starling

Ben Starling

Southern Philanthropy

Southern Philanthropy, founded by longtime Palm Beach-area fundraising professional Ben Starling, offers custom-tailored fundraising services to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as philanthropists.

Ben founded Southern Philanthropy in 2015 after fielding calls and inquiries for over a decade, requesting guidance from fundraisers and philanthropists. His advice was solid, given with gut-level honesty. Ben became known for his willingness to help any organization, and then he’d send a written report with practical, actionable steps they could take to help their cause achieve success.

Southern Philanthropy’s philanthropic advancement model employs a high-touch, relationship-based approach steeped in hospitality and custom-tailored to major donors. Long-term major gift fundraising is key for any organization and can be built successfully only upon a solid operational foundation.

Some of Ben’s proudest moments include working with internationally known fundraising guru Jerry Panas, the Museum of the Bible, Scripps Research Institute, Susan Davis International, Bethune-Cookman University and others.