Since our founding in 1996, Holmes, Radford & Avalon, Inc. (HRA) has remained steadfast in our commitment to advancing the missions of local and national nonprofit organizations. Through offering inspired fundraising counsel, providing results-oriented direction, and leading with innovative solutions we tailor our approach to suit your specific needs. We understand that each nonprofit is as unique and varied as the populations they serve, and we are dedicated to furthering your organization's special mission. HRA has earned a reputation as a leader in effective fundraising and organization development services. With offices in St. Louis and Central Wisconsin, HRA is a leader in providing superior fundraising results for nonprofits throughout the Midwest.
Holmes, Radford & Avalon fundraising professionals approach each of our clients with individual attention, respecting their particular needs and desired outcomes. Our company name is, in part, homage to Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective. In much the same manner that Holmes and his faithful accomplice, Dr. Watson, approach each case with a keen eye for detail and an understanding that we must always be thinking outside of the box, our firm is committed to tailoring a course of action that will most effectively suit your needs.
Good ideas and great programs don't just happen. To go from vision to reality takes planning, hard work and resources - both human and financial. Successful development programs utilize a variety of fundraising methods that can provide those resources. Major fundraising capital campaigns, planning and feasibility studies, annual funds and endowment building programs can help institutions meet operational and capital needs. That is where we step in. As fundraising professionals, HRA will help you develop fundraising plans appropriate for your agency, various constituencies, community and clients. Together we can help make your institutional vision a reality by helping meet financial goals and purposes.
In a world increasingly filled with choices, we seek to maintain with honor the integrity of the clients with which we work. At Holmes, Radford & Avalon, we ask that you trust us with the success of your organization, knowing that if you don’t succeed, then we believe that we don’t succeed. As proof of the value of those virtues, more than 85 percent of our business come from referrals from current or former clients.