Bob Carter Companies Adds Jim Starr as Managing Director

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Former American Red Cross executive will serve nonprofit clients in strategic planning and community engagement.

Jim Starr, Managing Director, Bob Carter Companies, LLC

Bob Carter Companies LLC has added James E. Starr as a Managing Director on its team of philanthropy and nonprofit fundraising consultants. Starr has 25 years of experience in consulting and executive leadership roles, including national and regional positions with the American Red Cross.

Starr will focus on several areas of expertise in serving nonprofit clients: Strategic planning, building sustainable strategies, revenue opportunities, strengthening community support through board and volunteer development, and expanded community engagement.

“Jim is an exceptional strategist who brings an abundance of experience in helping complex organizations maximize their revenue streams and their long-range impact,” says Steve Higgins, Bob Carter Companies’ Senior Vice President and Partner.

Joining the American Red Cross in 2000, Starr led the Corporate Strategy department at their national headquarters. He created the agency-wide strategic plan and several strategic initiatives, focusing on all aspects of the Red Cross mission.

Starr served as Chief Strategist and Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of the Red Cross before moving to a leadership role in the Red Cross Greater Alleghenies Blood Region, one of the agency’s largest, covering seven states and serving 100 hospitals. He was promoted to Division Vice President, Humanitarian Services for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Caribbean. He later returned to the national headquarters, where he led initiatives to standardize policies, further engage corporate and community partners, and implement new processes to engage volunteers for disaster relief operations.

Based in the Pittsburgh area, Starr says, “I am excited to join Bob Carter Companies to partner with nonprofits in the greater Pittsburgh area and beyond to strengthen their support and value, so they can deliver more impact to the communities they serve.”

Bob Carter Companies LLC is an innovative consultancy committed to helping nonprofit organizations and institutions achieve their fundraising and philanthropy goals. Affiliates are based in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States and internationally. BCCo consultants have significant experience in healthcare, education, youth service and faith-based organizations, social services, family foundations, and cultural and international institutions. The company is headquartered in Sarasota, Fla. and has a regional office in Mexico City. Bob Carter, President & CEO, currently serves as Chair of the boards of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the National Aquarium. To contact BCCo, email JBennett(at)BobCarterCo(dot)com or call 941.388.3414.

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