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.
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.
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.
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.