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Eric Billings

Eric Billings is a passionate fundraising professional with just over a decade of industry experience, including major gift fundraising, planned giving, and annual giving. He has focused a majority of his career exploring innovative and creative ways to engage constituents through digital strategies, including crowdfunding, giving days, stewardship, and donor communication. Eric provides leadership for RNL’s digital platforms, including AI-driven chatbots, crowdfunding, personal education funding and giving days.

Previous Experience

Previously, Eric served as the director of annual giving at the University of Idaho, where he successfully launched their first three Vandal Giving Day campaigns in addition to launching a university-wide, digital stewardship strategy. Prior to that role, he was a major gifts officer at the University of Idaho for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering. Eric also started his career with RNL as a caller at the University of Idaho in 2005 and program center manager for both California State University, Fresno, and Washington State University.

Education

Eric received his Bachelors of Science in Public Relations from the University of Idaho.

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Recent Presentations and Content

Webinar: Key Innovation Download – Personalized Video, from the RNL Advancement Innovation Summit

Blog: Crowdfunding in a Pandemic: $22M in Success and Best Practices for the Fall

Podcast: Giving Tuesday Now and COVID-19 Emergency Fund Strategy

Quotes from Eric

“The way to meet donors where they spend their time is with technology – providing constant and consistent communication across multiple digital channels keeps your mission top of mind.”

“Donors expect to participate. We need to do more than just talk at them. We need to involve, engage and listen to them – that’s the way to grow their attachment to your cause and to make them lifetime supporters.”

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