GivingThree℠ is a consulting firm for the nonprofit sector—initially formed in 2008 to explore all dimensions of philanthropy and promote a more sustainable view of the fundraising profession.
GivingThree consulting services include the mindful consideration for the interconnection between gifts of “time, talent, and treasure” –or– “work, wisdom, and wealth.” It’s not uncommon for fundraisers (at least in North America) to focus most of their attention on the “treasure” or “wealth” aspect of philanthropy, meanwhile “time and talent” or “work and wisdom” take a backseat.
Benjamin Mohler, M.A., CFRE, ACFRE
Ben Mohler is the chief executive and principal consultant of GivingThree LLC. He is a fundraising expert with broad knowledge and experience. However, his specialties include fundraising innovation, board development, strategic planning, and serving as a trusted advisor to nonprofit executives.
He recently served as the vice president of Institutional Advancement for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). In this role, he oversaw the KCTCS Office of Philanthropy, KCTCS Office of Grants Administration, and advancement operations for the statewide system. With 16 colleges, more than 70 campuses, and over 100,000 students, KCTCS is the Commonwealth’s largest post-secondary institution. He also served as executive director of the KCTCS Foundation, Inc.
His background includes key advancement roles at Eastern Kentucky University, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Cedarville University, and The University of Texas at Austin.
He earned a master’s degree in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Cedarville University. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has earned the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential. He currently serves on the ACFRE Board.
Mohler was named to Charlotte Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” in 2013 and the AFP Bluegrass Chapter honored him with their Exemplary Service Award in 2015. He currently serves as a member of the board for the United Way of Kentucky and as a volunteer with his church.
He and his wife Christina make their home in Kentucky’s bluegrass region with their four children. His personal interests include spending quality time with family, painting, printmaking, and music.