Over the course of his thirty year career in relationship management, Eric has worked in the nonprofit world as a consultant and fundraiser in Higher Education, healthcare, community organizations, and churches. His coaching style of consulting helps organizations bring focused alignment to their vision.
To enable organizations to better deliver on their mission, Eric employs the power of strategic planning through consulting partnership. By focusing on a donor’s interests and finding where his or her passions intersect with an institution’s priorities, the donor is engaged and the institution benefits.
Passionate about Donor Bliss and helping donors to experience the joy of philanthropic giving, Eric works with donors, volunteers, and board members around the world to help them to experience the joy of giving. Eric has promoted the idea of helping donors feel as if they are partners and not merely a source of funding. As an international fundraiser, Eric finds these simple concepts apply to donors around the world.
In co-authoring the book, The Art and Science of Donor Bliss with his wife, Sandra, Eric hopes to inspire other philanthropists to pursue the joy of giving, and by doing so, to change the world as they experience Donor Bliss.
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“Eric Billman has an incredible sense of knowing the heart of philanthropy. In my work with philanthropists over the last 40 years, I have observed the concepts he talks about in action. He has a keen ability to summarize complex concepts and focus on the true essence of philanthropy: the altruistic heart.”
Martha TaylorMartha A. Taylor is an internationally known author, philanthropist, scholar, and teacher of philanthropy. For four decades she was Vice President of Development of the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
Martha co-founded the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, now part of the Lily School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and co-authored the first two award winning major books on women’s philanthropy.