Kris Putnam-Walkerly is a global philanthropy expert and advisor. For over 20 years, ultra-high net worth donors, family foundations, Fortune 500 companies, wealth advisors and family offices have sought Kris’s advice to increase the clarity, impact, and joy in their giving. As president of Putnam Consulting Group, Inc. she’s helped over 100 philanthropists strategically allocate over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Zilber Family Foundation, J.M. Smucker Company, Community Foundation Sonoma County, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, and dozens of others. Kris’s services for family funders include trusted advising, coaching for new foundation leaders, VIP Strategy and Coaching Days, rapid strategy development, strategy implementation, and board training. She also offers bespoke philanthropic services for wealth advisors and family offices. Kris is an award-winning author, and recently published her second book, Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change And What They Can Do To Transform Giving (Wiley 2020). Learn more at https://putnam-consulting.com/
Focus and Reenergize with Four Powerful Questions
Posted on September 2, 2020 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Four Questions to Get Maximum Impact During This Crisis
Posted on May 20, 2020 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Beyond The Basics: 4 Smart Practices Of Savvy Grantmakers
Posted on August 2, 2019 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Transact or Transform: What Kind of Giver Are You?
Posted on September 5, 2018 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
6 Ways to Advocate for Policy Change
Posted on August 6, 2018 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
The Role of Philanthropy in Systems Change
Posted on November 30, 2017 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
NCFP Nonfamily Staff Peer Network Discussion Group: Achieving Equity…How Exactly? (Call 3)
Posted on September 19, 2017 by Kelly Chopus, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Patrick Troska
Three Things That Local Organizations Know but Foundations Often Miss
Posted on August 15, 2017 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
NCFP Nonfamily Staff Peer Network Discussion Group: Achieving Equity…How Exactly? (Call 2)
Posted on June 13, 2017 by Kelly Chopus, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Patrick Troska
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