full-service fund development consulting firm

Holmes, Radford & Reynolds, Inc. is a full-service fund development consulting firm that has been specializing in advancing philanthropy through effective planning, major gift programs, feasibility studies, campaigns and annual fund programs for more than 25 years.

  • We are a respected, top-level St. Louis firm that has earned a solid reputation for high-quality work and exceptional results

  • Our consultants are knowledgeable third-sector practitioners who bring considerable experience and skill to propel your vision forward

  • We have a values-based, humble culture, and we are passionate about mission

  • HRR is goal-oriented, inspiring and delivering increased philanthropic success

  • We are trusted advisors who believe in collaboration to help drive transformational change for your nonprofit; ensuring that your organization is stronger as a result of our engagement

  • We have experience with regional and national organizations, both large and small

  • Our firm has access to research and analytics tools to strengthen donor cultivation and approach strategies

  • We deliver substantive, well-written reports and tailored plans, providing our clients with a roadmap of actionable steps

Deep Knowledge of Nonprofits and a Proven Track Record

HRR has served nonprofits in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest for over 2 decades, conducting over 100 successful campaign feasibility studies and executing nearly as many comprehensive fundraising campaigns. We are distinguished by our expertise in the field, depth of campaign experience and absolute dedication to driving fundraising efforts forward to successful completion. More than 90 percent of our campaigns reach or exceed their goal, and more than 85 percent of our business comes from current or former client referrals.

Innovative Solutions Backed by Real-World Experience

Effective fundraising is an elegant blend of art and science. You need your consulting partner to do more than simply produce and collate a set of data points. We are knowledgeable practitioners with the personal experience and skill to interpret information so that it results in sound strategies, with lasting results.

Strategies and Plans Tailored to Meet Your Needs

Every organization is different – there are no turn-key solutions to the obstacles you face. The name Holmes, Radford & Reynolds honors Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed literary hero Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest consulting detective. Like Holmes, HRR consultants approach each project with a great deal of care, thoroughness and strategy. Our courageous and creative approach will result in an individualized plan to ensure you achieve your vision of a sustainable future.

Honesty. Integrity. Hard Work.

Personal integrity, honesty and a robust work ethic are the principles that HRR was founded upon. As a family-owned, local business, we proudly take a more personal approach that makes for an enjoyable client partnership experience. Our blend of strong values, proficiency, creativity and tenacity lead to highly successful, positive outcomes for our clients.

A Focus on Sustainable, Lasting Results

HRR takes on each of our client partnerships with a holistic perspective focused on leveraging your strengths and overcoming your most challenging obstacles. Our work will help to advance your organization’s Culture of Philanthropy to ensure increased opportunities for fund development and future sustainability.