Kris Putnam-Walkerly’s Newest Book

Delusional Altruism

Coming March 24!

Pre-order your copy now!

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How you give is just as important as how much you give.

In Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving, global philanthropy expert Kris Putnam-Walkerly provides real-world advice and practical guidance to help philanthropists avoid common delusional thoughts and practices that drastically hinder them from achieving transformational social change. In addition to helping you uncover self-limiting fallacies and how they may be manifesting in your giving efforts, Putnam-Walkerly shares proven strategies to avoid and overcome these pitfalls to realize your goal for impactful, sustainable change.

  • Ask questions that spur learning and fuel innovation
  • Believe that investment in yourself and your operation is important
  • Increase the speed of your actions to increase the impact of your giving
  • Give in ways that create lasting, sustainable change
  • Follow strategies to make your philanthropy unstoppable
"We all want to change the world, but sometimes our thinking gets in our way. For philanthropists, clouded thinking can hold you back from helping society in big and important ways. In Delusional Altruism, Kris Putnam-Walkerly shows you how to sidestep faulty thinking, so your resources create the greatest impact possible. I highly recommend this book!"
Daniel H. Pink
New York Times bestselling author of WHEN and DRIVE

How you give is just as important as how much you give.

In Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving, global philanthropy expert Kris Putnam-Walkerly provides real-world advice and practical guidance to help philanthropic leaders and donors alike avoid common delusional thoughts and practices that drastically hinder them from achieving transformational social change. In addition to helping you uncover self-limiting fallacies and how they may be manifesting in your giving efforts, Putnam-Walkerly shares proven strategies to avoid and overcome these pitfalls to realize your goal for impactful, sustainable change.

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pre-order by March 22!

How to get your bonuses:

1
Order Your Books

Order your copy of Delusional Altruism from one of the retailers below.

2
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After placing your order, email me your full name and a picture/copy of your receipt. 

You must email me proof of purchase to get the bonuses.

How to get your bonuses:

1
Order Your Books

Order your copy of Delusional Altruism from one of the retailers below.*

2
Email Your Receipt
After placing your order, email me your full name and a picture/copy of your receipt.
You must email me proof of purchase to get the bonuses.

BUY 1 BOOK

  • Access for you and a colleague to a LIVE “Delusional Altruism” livestream video and Q&A with Kris, on May 7, 2020 at 12PM ET, where she will discuss key insights from the book and answer your questions. Includes unlimited replay access.
  • $250 value

BUY 15 BOOKS

  • Same as above, PLUS …
  • 60-minute, private consultation with Kris via phone or video call. This can be used for you or your team.*
  • $1,000 value

BUY 50 BOOKS*

  • Same as above, PLUS...
  • 60-minute live webinar, tailored specifically for you and your organization. You are welcome to invite as many participants as you’d like!*
  • $3,000 value

BUY 100 BOOKS*

  • Same as above, PLUS...
  • Free speaking engagement on a mutually agreed upon date. Kris will fly anywhere in the U.S. or Canada to deliver up to a 60-minute, in-person keynote of presentation on the themes of “Delusional Altruism” that you would find most compelling for your audience. (Kris’ travel costs are not included). Limited availability. Contact Kris to discuss dates.*
  • $10,500 value

BUY 300 BOOKS*

  • Same as above, PLUS …
  • Free speaking engagement AND a special exclusive consultation before or after the presentation on a mutually agreed upon date. Kris will fly anywhere in the U.S. or Canada to deliver up to a 60-minute in-person presentation, on the themes of “Delusional Altruism” that you would find most compelling for your audience. (does not include travel costs). This exclusive consultation could be a private reception, Q/A session, bonus session, etc. with a smaller group of VIP participants. Limited availability. Contact me to discuss dates.*
  • $13,500 value

Don’t forget to email me proof of your purchase to get the bonuses. And for orders of 25+, please order through Porchlight.

How to get your bonuses:

1. Order your copy of Delusional Altruism from one of the retailers below (add logos of where to preorder)
2. After you place your order, email me your full name and a picture/copy of your receipt.  (You must email me proof of purchase to get the bonuses)

*For bulk orders of 25+, please place your order through Porchlight to receive discounted pricing. Consultation calls and webinars will be booked within 12 months of book publication date, at a mutually agreed-upon date and time. Speaking events will be booked at a mutually-agreed upon date, time and location. Contact Kris at kris@putnam-consulting.com or 800-598-2102 x1 to discuss availability. 

*Consultation calls, webinars and VIP Strategy & Coaching Day will be booked within 12 months of book publication date, at a mutually agreed-upon date and time.

**Speaking events will be booked at a mutually-agreed upon date, time and location. Contact Kris at kris@putnam-consulting.com or 800-598-2102 x1 to discuss availability!

***For bulk orders of 200+, please email your order to preorders@putnam-consulting.com.

These offers are only valid for orders placed on or before March 1, 2020. But if you have something else in mind or if your timing for purchase would have to be later in the year, please email preorders@putnam-consulting.com with details about what you’d like to do and I’d be glad to discuss such opportunities with you.

Limited Time

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Must pre-order by March 22 at 5:00PM EST

BUY 1 BOOK

  • Get access to a LIVE Delusional Altruism Webinar with Kris Putnam-Walkerly with Q&A and replay access [insert date]
  • $150 value

BUY 10 BOOKS

  • Receive 8 brief Delusional Altruism videos, highlighting key content from 8 chapters in the book.
  • Plus get access to a LIVE Delusional Altruism webinar with Kris Putnam-Walkerly with Q&A and replay access (TBD date)
  • $650 value

BUY 25 BOOKS

  • Free 45-minute private consultation with Kris via phone or video call. This can be used for you or your team.*
  • Plus get access to a LIVE Delusional Altruism webinar with Kris Putnam-Walkerly with Q&A and replay access (TBD date), and 8 brief videos.
  • $1,500 value

BUY 100 BOOKS

  • Free speaking engagement on a mutually agreed upon date. Kris will fly anywhere in the U.S. or Canada to deliver up to a 60-minute in-person presentation, on the themes of Delusional Altruism that you would find most compelling for your audience. (does not include travel costs). Limited availability. Contact me to discuss dates.**
  • Plus get access to a LIVE Delusional Altruism webinar with Kris Putnam-Walkerly with Q&A and replay access (TBD date), 8 brief videos, a 60-minute private consultation with Kris via phone or video, and a 60-minute LIVE Delusional Altruism webinar, tailored for you and your organization*
  • $9,000 value

BUY 300 BOOKS

  • Free speaking engagement AND special exclusive consultation before or after the presentation on a mutually agreed upon date. Kris will fly anywhere in the U.S. or Canada to deliver up to a 60-minute in-person presentation, on the themes of Delusional Altruism that you would find most compelling for your audience. (does not include travel costs). This exclusive consultation could be a private reception, Q/A session, bonus session, etc. with a smaller group of VIP participants. Limited availability. Contact me to discuss dates.**
  • Plus get access to a LIVE Delusional Altruism webinar with Kris Putnam-Walkerly with Q&A and replay access (TBD date), 8 brief videos, a 60-minute private consultation with Kris via phone or video, and a 60-minute LIVE Delusional Altruism webinar, tailored for you and your organization*
  • $12,000 value

*Consultation calls, webinars and VIP Strategy & Coaching Day will be booked within 12 months of book publication date, at a mutually agreed-upon date and time.

**Speaking events will be booked at a mutually-agreed upon date, time and location. Contact Kris at kris@putnam-consulting.com or 800-598-2102 x1 to discuss availability!

***For bulk orders of 200+, please email your order to preorders@putnam-consulting.com.

These offers are only valid for orders placed on or before March 1, 2020. But if you have something else in mind or if your timing for purchase would have to be later in the year, please email preorders@putnam-consulting.com with details about what you’d like to do and I’d be glad to discuss such opportunities with you.

Pre-order your copy now!

This book has not yet been released.

“I once thought giving away money was easy. I learned the hard way I was wrong. Delusional Altruism identifies the ways we often fool ourselves and offers practical advice to transform our giving and increase our impact. Whether you are an experienced philanthropist or just getting started, this should be on your reading list.”

Henry L. Berman

CEO, Exponent Philanthropy

A thought provoking and insightful look at smart giving. Kris scrutinizes the pitfalls that hinder traditional philanthropy, making a compelling case for a more strategic form of 21st century giving.  This is essential reading for anyone who wants to really make an impact.

Emma Turner

Director of Barclays Private Bank Philanthropy Service

All philanthropists can support transformational change—but not without some support of their own! Delusional Altruism is a great guidebook to help avoid unnecessary pitfalls on the path to achieve impact. Through her years of experience working with foundations and donors and her passion for making the world a better place, Kris Putnam-Walkerly provides a candid and credible look at why “how” we give is just as important as “what” we give.

Kathleen P. Enright

President & CEO, Council on Foundations

Kris Putnam-Walkerly offers insightful observations and useful tools for philanthropists. Delusional Altruism is definitely worth reading for those who want to make their giving more impactful!

Yanni Peng

CEO, Narada Foundation and Chair, China Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Forum

About the Author

For over 20 years, top global philanthropies, ultra-high net worth donors, celebrity activists, foundations, wealth advisors, and Fortune 500 companies have sought Kris Putnam-Walkerly’s philanthropic advisory services to dramatically increase the clarity, speed, impact and joy of their giving.

As a sought after philanthropy advisor, expert and award-winning author, she’s helped over 100 foundations and philanthropists strategically allocate and assess over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts.

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How you give matters.

Discover philanthropic strategies for creating transformational change.

Whether you regularly donate to charity, run a small family foundation, or are responsible for millions of dollars in grants, you are a philanthropist. Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving looks at how you can create transformational change. It reminds us that how we give is as important as the amount we give. The author describes common practices that hinder transformational change and explains how to avoid them, ensuring that your gifts help create the impact you seek.

Delusional Altruism—a set of all-too-common errors in philanthropic strategy—can derail a program of giving and result in a loss of efficiency and effectiveness. This book asks philanthropists and charitable organizations to consider whether they have fallen under the spell of Delusional Altruism. Are you cutting out impactful giving in order to save money or avoid uncertainty? Is your philanthropic approach unnecessarily restricted by traditional thinking? This book will help you answer these questions and determine how you can achieve better outcomes through the process of Transformational Giving.

  • Ask questions that spur learning and fuel innovation
  • Believe that investment in yourself and your operation is important
  • Increase the speed of your actions to increase the impact of your giving
  • Give in ways that create lasting, sustainable change
  • Follow strategies to make your philanthropy unstoppable

Although enhanced opportunities for philanthropic giving are on the horizon, changes to philanthropic practice are needed to prevent this philanthropy boom from becoming under-leveraged. Implementing updated approaches now can lead to positive change for the future. Read Delusional Altruism to learn how you can transform reality with strategic giving.

Learn how to achieve change!

Add Delusional Altruism to your reading list for 2020!