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/
Creating a Culture of Respect in Philanthropy
Posted on February 1, 2017 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
December 2016 NCFP Non-Family Staff Peer Network Call
Posted on December 13, 2016 by Christine Koehn, Kelly Chopus, Kris Putnam-Walkerly
What the Heck Does “Equity” Mean?
Posted on October 26, 2016 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Strategic, Responsive, or Both?
Posted on October 14, 2016 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Boardroom Battles: 5 Ways to Move Beyond Conflict
Posted on May 31, 2016 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
3 Ways Foundations Squash Risk-Taking
Posted on April 26, 2016 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
10 Mistakes New Foundation Boards Make, and How to Avoid Them
Posted on March 24, 2016 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
The 5 Dysfunctions of Philanthropy
Posted on January 6, 2016 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
What Are Some Tips for Creating Virtual Site Visits?
Posted on September 24, 2015 by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
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