Benjamin Mohler, M.A., CFRE, ACFRE
Ben Mohler is the chief executive and principal consultant of GivingThree. He is a long-time Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and earned the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) in 2015. He received 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.
As a consultant he specializes in fundraising innovation, board development, strategic planning, and serving as a trusted advisor to nonprofit executives. Prior to his current role he led statewide advancement efforts for Kentucky’s community college system, the state’s largest post-secondary education provider. Ben has also served in key advancement roles for Eastern Kentucky University, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Cedarville University, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Ben has been actively engaged with AFP through most of his career. During that time, he has served in various program, committee, and leadership roles at both the global and chapter level. Most notably this has included helping create the mentoring program for AFP Charlotte, chairing the AFP/Wiley Publishing Advisory Committee for AFP Global, and serving as a member of the ACFRE Certification Board for six years. The AFP Bluegrass Chapter honored him with their Exemplary Service Award in 2015. He currently serves on the board of AFP Global.
He has volunteered locally, nationally, and internationally. For five years Ben served as a member of the Texas State Guard 401st Air Support Group of the 4th Air Wing. During this service he received several commendations including those in recognition of honorable service during relief operations for hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He has been commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Honorable Order of Colonels and currently serves as a member of the board for the United Way of Kentucky.
Ben makes his home in Kentucky’s bluegrass region with his wife, Christina and their four children.