Delusional Altruism with guest Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Are you or your business philanthropic or would you like to be?

If yes, how do you overcome the deceptive and illogical thoughts that unnecessarily hinder your impact and disrupt your giving?

Kris Putnam-Walkerly is a trusted advisor to the world’s leading philanthropists. For over 20 years, ultra-high net worth donors, foundations, Fortune 500 companies, celebrity activists and wealth advisors have sought her advice to transform their giving and catapult their impact. As a philanthropy advisor, speaker, and award-winning author, she’s helped hundreds of philanthropists strategically allocate over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts.

During this show we will discuss her latest book ‘Delusional Altruism – Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving’.

Join us and transform the impact of your giving.

This episode will be airing on 2nd June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about guest Kris Putnam-Walkerly:

Kris Putnam-Walkerly is a trusted advisor to the world’s leading philanthropists. For over 20 years, ultra-high net worth donors, foundations, Fortune 500 companies, celebrity activists and wealth advisors have sought her advice to transform their giving and catapult their impact.

As a philanthropy advisor, speaker, and award-winning author, she’s helped hundreds of philanthropists strategically allocate over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts.

A thought leader in transformational giving®, Kris has been named one of America’s Top 20 Philanthropy Speakers for the past three years. She is the author of Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving *Wiley, 2020) and Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders.

In 2017 Kris was inducted into the Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame, one of only 75 consultants worldwide. She helped launch the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and served on the boards of the Community Foundation of Lorain County OH) and the Horizons Foundation.

Prior to forming Putnam Consulting Group, Inc., Kris was a Grantmaker at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and an evaluator at Stanford University School of Medicine.

She and her husband have five children and reside near Cleveland, Ohio.

This episode will be airing on 2nd June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This episode will be airing on 2nd June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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