Named one of America’s Top 20 Philanthropy Speakers
Named one of America’s Top 20 Philanthropy Speakers, renowned philanthropy advisor and award winning 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.
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:
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Giving Compass Webinar
10am PT/1pm ET
Description: In her latest book, Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving, philanthropy advisor 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. Join Putnam-Walkerly for a special webinar where she’ll answer your questions about effective giving. Hosted by Giving Compass.
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers Webinar
Description: Did you know that most philanthropists want to change the world, but they get in their own way? Kris Putnam-Walkerly, global philanthropy advisor and author of Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change And What They Can Do To Transform Giving (Wiley, March 2020), will share common delusional thoughts and practices that drastically hinder philanthropists from achieving transformational social change. She will also explain how consultants can inadvertently contribute to this delusional thinking, and what they can do to help funders transform their giving.
Case Western Reserve University Nonprofit Management and Leadership Series
SunTrust and McGuireWoods Private Foundation System
Description: Delusional Altruism