Kris Putnam-Walkerly
25+ Years | 100+ Global Philanthropies | $1B+ Grants & Gifts Allocated

Upcoming events

Aerodynamic Giving: Minimize Strategic Friction & Find Your Fastest Path to Impact

  • Chart the most direct flight path. Learn how to choose your North Star destination and sharpen your strategy for getting there
  • Deliver the funds faster. Discover the most common causes of friction that slow down grantmaking and operations
  • Create implementation momentum. Gain tips for leading a foundation that fulfills its plans like clockwork and transforms lives with simplicity, speed, and agility

upcoming dates:

  • Stay tuned for the announcement of 2024 dates, as they have not been released yet.
  • All virtual sessions begin at 9am PT | 12pm ET | 5pm GMT
  • Cost: Free

The Simplified Succession Plan:
Your Foundation’s Untapped Superpower

  • Discover how to go from “Overwhelmed” to “Oh, I got this!” when tackling succession planning & avoid the costly mistakes of procrastination.
  • Make sure nobody is “left holding the bag” in the event of unexpected departures or ineffective performance.
  • Learn simple yet powerful tools to solve larger organizational challenges and maximize your philanthropic impact.

upcoming dates:

  • Stay tuned for the announcement of 2024 dates, as they have not been released yet.
  • All virtual sessions begin at 9am PT | 12pm ET | 5pm GMT
  • Cost: Free

Exclusively for Foundation CEOs and Trustees

These exclusive events are designed for individuals holding positions as Executive Directors, CEOs, and Trustees of grantmaking foundations, corporate giving programs, and philanthropic family offices. We maintain strict oversight over registrations to ensure that all participants meet these criteria. To prioritize the privacy of our esteemed guests, replays of this virtual event will not be made available.

Don't Just Take My Word For It...

“I highly recommend Kris Putnam-Walkerly to help your foundation navigate a smooth executive transition. With her expert guidance, we were able to create a comprehensive succession plan, strengthen our foundation, avoid drama, and position ourselves for our next phase. Our board and I believe her services were the highest and best use of our resources, and we strongly recommend her to any organization facing a similar challenge."​
Mary Anthony
Executive Director, 1772 Foundation
"Thank you for hosting The Simplified Succession Plan workshop and the follow-up strategy call. Integrating my needs and desires into succession planning and discussing how my guilt is holding me back was very powerful. Guidance on how to prepare myself and have the necessary conversations with the board left me feeling a lot lighter. I now feel ready to move forward."
Foundation CEO & Workshop Participant
"I cannot thank you enough for once again sharing your time, wisdom, and insight with me. I always learn so much from you each time I attend one of your events. Your willingness to talk to me one-on-one afterwards is such a generous gift since it really helps me to internalize the learnings and determine my next steps."
Megan Barber Allende
President and CEO, Community Foundation of Mendocino County
“Kris’s Aerodynamic Giving session was amazingly comprehensive. Her masterful way of facilitating and making it feel comfortable and informative ensured all participants were engaged. I give it a 10 out of 10 and highly recommend it to other foundation CEOs.”
Foundation CEO & Workshop Participant
Kris's Virtual Events for Philanthropy Leaders

Secure your spot now for one of these exclusive FREE virtual workshops

Aerodynamic Giving: Minimize Strategic Friction & Find Your Fastest Path to Impact

The Simplified Succession Plan: Your Foundation’s Untapped Superpower

join a select group of like-minded professionals for an intimate
discussion to maximize the impact of your philanthropy!

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