Speaking and Presentations

Eric Billman: Author and Speaker


Enabling organizations to better deliver on their mission, Eric is passionate about Donor Bliss and its power to transform individuals as well as institutions.

Do you want to make more impact with your giving?

Eric engages your group with stories, examples and practical advice on philanthropy.

Over the course of his career in fundraising and philanthropy, Eric has helped donors and volunteers around the world experience the joy of giving.

Host a Donor Bliss Event
The Surprisingly Simple Journey to Achieve Donor Bliss

We conduct a workshop and/or speak to groups of donors and volunteers, nonprofit organizations, trade organizations, and community groups.

Contact us for more information and for more speaking topics!

Keynote Speaking for Institutions

Magnifying Impact:
10 steps to creating a sustainable donor base

Imagine the impact created by your institution as your donors increasingly experience the joy of giving. Using a model of how donors experience the transformation from the joy of giving to Donor Bliss, we present ideas and actions for making Donor Bliss an institutional priority.

When your institution embraces Donor Bliss as a priority, resources increase, key constituents are more deeply engaged, and the institutional mission produces greater impact.
Contact us for more impact for your organization.

The Millennial Paradox:
5 Secrets to engaging this important resource

The Millennial generation is the largest generation in the workforce and will be the largest generation alive in the next year. Yet very few nonprofits are effectively engaging this large, enthusiastic, caring generation as donors, volunteers and board members.
Learn how your organization can become more millennial friendly!

The 3 Rs of Building a Culture of Philanthropy: 
Relationships, Responsiveness and Retention

Learn practical ways to build relationships and retain donors through responsiveness.

Keynote Speaking for Donors

Magnifying Impact:
The 6 incredibly easy steps to Donor Bliss

Donors can purposely pursue and experience more of the Joy of Giving. It is a journey that anyone can take. We help to demystify the steps of the journey to help everyone craft their own path to Donor Bliss.
We would love to share this journey with your organization — contact us!

A Historical Perspective
Philanthropy, Charity and the Modern Nonprofit

We explore the history of giving and why we still use the terms of Charity and Philanthropy. Alter your perspective on the motivation for giving as you learn what lies beneath most giving.
Contact us to learn more about this educational presentation.

Speaker Bio: Eric Billman

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Eric Billman is Principal Consultant and cofounder of Donor Bliss Consulting and co-author of the upcoming book, The Art and Science of Donor Bliss: Raise (more) Money, Make Friends and Embrace the Joy of Giving. The book targets donors who want to more purposely pursue the joy of giving. 

As a consultant, Eric marries a donor-centric perspective with the discipline of strategic planning and performance management. His insights are gleaned from his experience as a global fundraiser and active donor.

Over the course of his career, Eric has worked with donors and volunteers around the world, helping them to experience the joy of giving and enabling organizations to better deliver on their mission. Eric is passionate about Donor Bliss and its power to transform individuals and institutions.

Most recently Eric developed and implemented an international engagement plan for Earlham College, bringing together key internal constituents and alumni. Previously he served as Director of Advancement for The University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland in Australia; Senior Director of Development at Georgetown University and at the University of Wisconsin. 

In addition to work in higher education, Eric has provided campaign and development counsel to hospitals, community organizations, religious institutions and schools. He started his development career at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University.

Eric earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. Eric and his wife are residents of historic Richmond, IN.