Over the course of his career in fundraising and philanthropy, Eric has helped donors and volunteers around the world experience the joy of giving. Enabling organizations to better deliver on their mission, Eric is passionate about the power of Donor Bliss in transforming individuals as well as institutions.
In January, Sandra and I participated in developing a podcast for AASP, Association of Advancement Services Professionals (advserv.org). While our podcast is being prepared for broadcast, AASP has also created a podcast of success stories and limitations related to working…
Last Sunday, I spent some time on LinkedIn looking for blogs or articles about how to respond as a leader, or non-profit to the COVID-19 Pandemic. There was so much about “uncertainty,” including messages from firms reassuring me that they…
I experienced this book as both a funder and fundraiser. It was an enlightening reminder that fundraising must be relational and joyful for both the giver and receiver. The many examples demonstrate how to provide and ultimately transformative experiences on the journey to achieving Donor Bliss.
Koechlein, President, Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation and Executive Director,
Richmond Symphony Orchestra
For receiver and giver
A really lovely book… and I don’t think I have experienced one that focuses so much on both the positive AND the practical. I like how [the Billmans] offer both perspectives for a potential donor to understand the opportunities and the challenges. I like the use of many examples and I particularly appreciate both the aspirational tone and the practical advice.
Jennifer McFarland Associate Vice President of Development and Managing Director, Office of Gift Planning, University of Wisconsin, Madison.