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.

We weren’t sure how to move our fundraising forward, but with the help of Rick Holland and Confident Philanthropy we were able to work together to develop the themes and the asks which allowed us to engage donors, gauge their interest, and continue conversations which kept them supportive and involved.
Cllr Annie Brewster JPSt Albans City & District CouncilTrustee, St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust