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 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.

"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:

"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

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

10

Nov 2020

Case Western Reserve University Nonprofit Management and Leadership Series - Virtual Book Launch Party

Virtual Event

Description: Kris will give a keynote on Transformational Giving, to help funders and nonprofits identify common mistakes and “delusional beliefs” that hold you back; increase your impact and agility; stop feeling overwhelmed; and create a plan you can count on in a constantly changing world. The first 50 participants who register and attend will receive a free copy of Delusional Altruism.

25-27

April 2021

Avoiding Delusional Altruism and Transforming Your Giving - Philanthropy Experts & Leaders Academy (PELA)

Naples, Florida

Description: Kris will share insights from her new book at this exclusive retreat for philanthropists. All participants will received a signed copy of Delusional Altruism!

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