Holmes Radford, headquartered in St. Louis, 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 the past twenty years.

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

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

  • HRR develop tailored plans that achieve measurable outcomes

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

  • We are trusted advisors, collaborators who will help drive transformational change for your organization, ensuring that your organization is stronger as a result of our engagement

  • We have experience with regional and national organizations, and we have research capabilities to augment donor strategies

  • We deliver substantive, well-written reports and plans, providing a roadmap for clients

  • HRR consultants are knowledgeable practitioners who will bring considerable experience and skill to propel your vision forward

Deep Knowledge of Nonprofits and a Proven Track Record

HRR has served nonprofits in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest for more than 20 years, conducting more than 100 successful campaign feasibility studies and executing nearly as many comprehensive fundraising campaigns. We are distinguished by our, exclusive expertise, depth of campaign experience, and our absolute dedication to drive fundraising efforts forward to successful completion. More than 90 percent of our campaigns reach or exceed their goal and more than 85 % 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.

Solutions Tailored to Meet Our Client 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 strong work ethic are the principles that HRR was founded upon. As a local family-owned business, we proudly take a more personal approach to each of our client partnerships. Our blend of strong values, experience, creativity and tenacity lead to highly successful outcomes for our clients.

A Focus on Sustainable, Lasting Solutions

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.