Roy C. Jones

Delusional Altruism with Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Kris Putnam-Walkerly is Founder of Putnam Consulting Group, and author of Confident Giving and The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors

Kris has spent her career as an advisor to high net worth individuals, family offices, corporate philanthropy programs and foundations. 

She’s also the author of the newly released book, Delusional Altruism

We sat down with Kris recently to talk about her new book, covering topics like: 

  1. How well-meaning philanthropists get in their own way and prevent themselves from achieving the philanthropic impact they hope for.
  2. Debunking some of the deeply held, incorrect beliefs that often drive delusional altruism.
  3. Understanding how high net worth donors, foundations, and corporate philanthropies are changing their approach to giving during the COVID crisis.
  4. Asking better questions, and positioning them differently, to help unleash greater impact through high net worth donors.
  5. Understanding how nonprofits and fundraisers can better engage wealth managers, advisors, and philanthropists to unleash greater philanthropic impact. 

Kris is a highly skilled philanthropy advisor, and shared many of her insightful observations with us in this conversation. I hope you enjoy the discussion!

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