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Philanthropy Consultant Kris Putnam-Walkerly Inducted into Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame
Kris Putnam-Walkerly -- Global Philanthropy Expert Kris Putnam-Walkerly -- Global Philanthropy Expert
Cleveland, OH
Monday, March 13, 2017

Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Global philanthropy advisor and President of Putnam Consulting Group Kris Putnam-Walkerly has been named a 2017 inductee into the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame. The induction was announced at a ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dallas conducted by Alan Weiss, Ph.D., the globally-acclaimed "consultant's consultant." Only six consultants were recently selected to receive this high honor.

Inductees into the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame are recognized for outstanding accomplishments and regarded by their peers as world leaders in consulting.  Among Kris's innovative approaches in philanthropy are her concepts of "delusional altruism™" which she defines as misguided giving and lack of impact, and "transformative giving™" -- that in order to have a transformative impact on issues and communities, philanthropists must also transform and optimize their strategies and operations.

Putnam-Walkerly was selected for membership to this exclusive group of global consultants because she:

  • Serves as an exemplar to others in the profession.
  • Contributes intellectual capital to the profession.
  • Takes risk and demonstrates resilience.
  • Maintains the highest levels of integrity, ethics and accountability.
  • Engages in continual, challenging, personal and professional development.
  • Has demonstrated revenue and profit achievement and growth.

Dr. Weiss said, "Kris is creating innovative news ways to look at philanthropy and altruism so that both donor and recipient are better served and there is far more impact of the dollars being transferred. She is one of the global thought leaders in philanthropic philosophy and implementation."

Kris Putnam-Walkerly has helped top global philanthropists transform their giving for greater impact for over 18 years. During that time she has advised clients, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Avery Dennison, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, to strategically allocate and assess over $350 million in grants and gifts.  In addition to consulting, Putnam-Walkerly has been named one of America's Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers and provides expert commentary for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and BusinessWeek.com.

Her book, Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders from One of Philanthropy's Top Advisorswas also chosen as one of "The 10 Best Corporate Social Responsibility Books."

Putnam-Walkerly commented, "What I like most about working with my clients is sharing in their desire to make life better for others. Alan Weiss's Global Mentor Program has helped me give them the dramatic results they need to make that happen."

CEO of the Cleveland Foundation Ronn Richard said of Putnam-Walkerly, "Kris brings a rare and unique perspective to her philanthropy consulting that makes it easy for us to bring our best selves to our work as grantmakers. It's clear that she has invested in her own knowledge and capacity and has shared that with our field. In addition, she holds herself and her practice to the highest standards of integrity, honestly, clear thinking and creativity, and she helps our organization do the same."

More details about the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame can be found here: https://www.alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/million-dollar-consultant-hall-of-fame/.

For more information about Kris Putnam-Walkerly, visit her website at http://putnam-consulting.com/.

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