Confident Philanthropy Ltd was founded by Rick Holland CFRE MInstF, whose fundraising and nonprofit experience spans more than twenty-five years, raising millions for regional, national, and global organisations.

Rick Holland CFRE MInstF began his not-for-profit career in America. Rick spearheaded the fundraising efforts at social service and cultural & heritage organisations in the USA, the UK and beyond, developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to build relationships with key individual donors, businesses, and volunteers.

In addition, Rick is the only dual US-UK professional in Britain to be awarded the CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive) credential. Unlike many other consultants, he is able to work across the USA, the UK and the EU without restriction.

Rick has contributed to Third Sector, ArtsProfessional, and the Morning Call, among other publications. In addition, Rick has addressed conference delegates in the UK and in Europe, and is an outspoken advocate for increasing charity transparency and developing the culture of philanthropy.

Rick Holland CFRE MInstF is a full member of the Institute of Fundraising, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Mensa. Confident Philanthropy is listed with the Institute of Fundraising’s Directory of Consultants.

Rick Holland has become more than a professional business partner. We feel that he has become part of our executive team in building international relationships that we would not be able to do without his assistance. It is a privilege to consider Confident Philanthropy as part of our intellectual arsenal in our company.
James O’DonoghueCEOInstitute for the Performing & Applied ArtsSouth Africa