Confident Philanthropy Ltd was founded by Rick Holland, whose fundraising and nonprofit experience spans decades, raising millions for regional, national, and global organisations.

Rick began his not-for-profit career in America, leading fundraising efforts at social service, environmental, and cultural 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 have been awarded the CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive) credential, which he first attained in 2005.

Rick has written and contributed to Third Sector, ArtsProfessional, the Morning Call, and Beatlefan, among other publications, and in addition, Rick has addressed international conference delegates in the US, the UK and in Europe. He’s an outspoken advocate for increasing transparency and developing a global culture of compassionate giving.

Rick Holland is a member of Rogare (the international fundraising thinktank), the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and Mensa.

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