Services

Trusted Advisor
Ensuring that your philanthropy is effective means making wise decisions, but making those decisions in isolation can hamper your results. Putnam offers immediate access to expert advice and philanthropic coaching that give you a guide, a sounding board and a trusted, objective support system for your role as a philanthropic leader.
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Strategy Development
Effective grantmaking programs don't just happen on their own. They take objective thought, careful planning, detailed management, and the development of key relationships to ensure their success. Putnam brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the work of program development, asking hard questions, sparking new ideas, identifying new resources and partners, and nailing down every detail of logistics and operations.
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Smart Funds Allocation
Even the most well-designed finding initiatives require hours of smart management and coordination to make them successful. Putnam provides a full suite of services to keep your program on track while allowing your staff to focus their time where it’s needed most.
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Evaluating Impact
Evaluation is a key element of any grantmaking program, from initial concept development to sharing results. Putnam has provided evaluation design and implementation for some of the country’s most innovative grantmakers. From evaluation planning to analyzing the results of multiple years’ work, we’ll provide meaningful information and lessons learned that will improve your grantmaking.
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Communicating Results
What good is your grantmaking success if you can't share it? Putnam supplies a full suite of services and expertise to make sure your program is seen and understood by all the right audiences. From communication plans at the roll-out stage, to sharing lessons learned with the field, to maintaining an active social media presence along the way, we'll make sure the dramatic results you achieve stay top-of-mind among the individuals and organizations that matter most.
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Speaking and Training
Need an outside expert to enlighten your board or grantees? How about an engaging, informative voice at your next big convening? Philanthropy expert Kris Putnam-Walkerly regularly shares her knowledge on virtually every aspect of grantmaking with a variety of audiences. From planning and management to evaluation and communications, her engaging and informative presentations always leave participants with immediate ways to step up their grantmaking.
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