Rick Kiernan

Rick Kiernan


Rick Kiernan


Since joining the fundraising industry in 1996, Rick has provided fundraising counsel in dozens of communities throughout the nation. His expertise has resulted in raising more than $100 million for nonprofits including chambers of commerce, affordable housing organizations, economic development councils, community development organizations, a YMCA, entrepreneurial support organizations, and the Boy Scouts of America. This diverse assortment of fundraising experience provides Rick with a rare, well-rounded understanding of all aspects of community fundraising – both economic and community development.

Rick previously served as the founder and President of Integrity Fundraising, a boutique firm that worked with just a few clients every year. His intimate and extensive involvement in every project led to a long list of happy clients and references, and he brings this focus on quality to Convergent.


Summary of Experience

  • Managed and/or supervised feasibility studies and/or capital campaigns in Framingham, MA; Elmira, NY; Pittston, PA; Research Triangle Park, NC; Lewiston, ID; Burlington, IA; Spokane, WA; Dyersburg, TN; Columbus, GA; Pasadena, CA; Fremont, OH; Mandeville, LA; Henderson, KY; Seattle, WA; Greenwood, SC; and many other communities across the country
  • Graduated from numerous leadership and training initiatives:
    • Leadership Raleigh, 2002
    • Leadership MetroWest, 2006
    • Boston Chamber’s Future Leaders, 2007
    • US Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management, 2014 (expected)
  • Serves on many local nonprofit boards:
    • Boston Minuteman Council, Boy Scouts of America (2006 – present)
    • Natick, MA Economic Development Comm. (2009 – present)
    • Natick, MA Affordable Housing Trust (2008 – 2010)
  • Earned his Executive MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA in Business Management from North Carolina State University
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