Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Founder of Putnam Consulting Group is a trusted advisor to high-wealth donors and foundation leaders across the globe, helping them transform their giving and catapult their impact. She’s advised over 60 foundations and philanthropists to strategically allocate and assess over $350 million in grants and gifts, including leading funders such as the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Kris is the author of Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders, which was named one of the 10 Best Corporate Social Responsibility Books. She was named one of America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers, and regularly gives keynotes and workshops at private donor meetings and leading philanthropy associations. As a thought leader in transformative giving℠ and delusional altruism℠, Kris was one of six global consultants inducted into the 2017 Million Dollar Consulting™ Hall of Fame.
Kris is a frequent contributor in the publications of organizations such as the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Exponent Philanthropy, AsianNGO, Learn Philanthropy, Foundation Center, and Southeastern Council on Foundations. She provides expert commentary about philanthropy in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Washington Examiner, Entepreneur.com, BusinessWeek.com, and others. Learn more at putnam-consulting.com.
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