Keynote Speaking

Are you in need of a provocative, engaging voice at your next conference or private event? How about a respected, outside expert to enlighten your board or foundation members?

Named one of America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers

Named one of America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers, renowned philanthropy advisor and published author Kris Putnam-Walkerly is an experienced speaker who regularly shares her knowledge and expertise to a variety of audiences. Drawing insight and wisdom from more than two decades of philanthropy consulting, she’s been a featured presenter for associations, private donor meetings, and individual foundation boards.

"Kris’s broad and deep knowledge of the philanthropic sector has been an asset as we work to help emerging foundations scale the learning curve. Her presentations are a compelling combination of solid best-practice information coupled with real-world examples from her work with numerous foundations."
Ret Boney
Executive Director, North Carolina Network of Grantmakers

How Kris Can Work With You

Kris’ wealth of experience makes her a highly qualified speaker on a variety of topics within the philanthropy space. Her recent and popular keynote and session topics include:

  • Delusional Altruism®
  • Transformational Giving®
  • 5 Best Practices of Extraordinary Grantmakers
  • Getting Out of Our Own Way for Greater Impact
  • Strategic, Responsive, or Both?
  • Out of Your Bubble and Into Your Community
"Kris is great at making the complex easy to understand, and helps grantmakers shift their thinking to embrace new possibilities and opportunities. Her presentations to our board and grantmakers association were engaging, informative and inspiring, and have set us all on a clearer path toward effectiveness."
LaTida Smith
President & CEO, Moses Taylor Foundation

Want to learn more?

Have another topic in mind or are you ready to book Kris for your next engagement? Contact her today!

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