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Magnifying Impact

Making Donor Bliss an Institutional Priority

Donors who desire to make an impact with their resources are on a life-long journey that typically includes numerous interactions with nonprofit institutions.
While describing this journey, Eric addresses the challenges institutions experience in engaging donors. 

At each step of the journey, Eric offers tips to institutions to encourage them to create positive experiences for their donors.

Eric weaves stories about joyful giving within this webinar as he advocates a goal of developing a culture of philanthropy within your organization. 

Want to learn more about Millennials and nonprofit board service? Contact us to receive a copy of Eric’s recent paper: Millennials and Nonprofit Boards.

You can also view the original 45 minute recording of this webinar through U.S. Trust’s platform. Visit

Millennials and Board Service

How do you engage this generation with your nonprofit efforts?
What should you do to engage them in board service?
Do you have two minutes to watch a video?

Eric answers these questions from the recent webinar recording session for US Trust Philanthropic Solutions Group.  He provides thoughtful insights gleaned from a survey of nonprofit peers from around the world.

We have re-recorded the webinar in its entirety and it is now available on a separate blog posting

Want to learn more about Millennials and board service, please contact us to receive a copy of Eric’s recent paper on Millennials and Nonprofit Boards.

Interview with Donor Bliss Consulting

Richmond Innovation Center Newsletter

View the October Issue: Member Spotlight for an interview with Donor Bliss Consulting!
We have enjoyed being members of the Richmond Innovation Center in Historic Downtown Richmond for the past four months. Just last week they asked if Donor Bliss Consulting would be willing to be interviewed for their October newsletter. We have had such good experiences here that we were pleased to help promote the services and spaces available at the Center.


Webinar to be released soon!

Benefits of Donor BlissMagnifying Impact: Making Donor Bliss an Institutional Priority

Eric Billman, Principal Consultant at Donor Bliss Consulting, partnered with  USTrust Philanthropic Solutions Group to record the webinar titled Magnifying Impact: Making Donor Bliss an Institutional Priority on 20 September. We look forward to sharing the link to the finalized presentation soon. Contact us to be notified as soon as the webinar is released.

One Page Business Plan – Licensed Affiliate

OPBP logoWe have recently completed training to become licensed affiliates with One Page Business Plan. We now use this Cloud-Based Planning and Performance Management methodology system to Focus an organization on achieving its Objectives. Along the way, the organization establishes a clear system of Accountability, develops its Leadership and gets Results from its Strategies.

One Page Plans are clear and concise for everyone in the organization to understand and implement. Through assessments, templates and interactive prompts, leaders and managers, team leaders and board members are able to focus on execution and results.

Contact us to learn more!

Starting with “Why”

Eric and Sandra Billman-heartBefore our wedding, we talked about the importance of being generous. At that time, our discussion was about tithing, although it extended into organizations and causes that were important to each of us. We agreed that we had a desire to impact the lives of others through our generosity. We believe blessings come from thoughtful giving and from developing a lifestyle of giving.

Both of us were taught how to give by our parents. Through the years, we have come to experience the joy that results from giving. For example, after 9/11 we were thrilled to be able to do something substantial (for us) that would help to address the very pressing reality and needs of people in the aftermath of tragedy with a gift to the Red Cross. Whether it has been buying a goat for a family in a third world country, sponsoring a child’s education in Africa, or supporting higher education, we have indeed experienced Donor Bliss as a result of our giving.

Podcast: Development as a career


Eric Purple 608 3A conversation with Eric Billman

Dr. Jason W Ketter is a seasoned development professional, now providing consulting services in Australia (Helping Organizations Help Themselves). I recently spoke with him on his  podcast series Streams of Thought for Non-profits.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about becoming a development professional and some of the current trends in fundraising.