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Mar 30, 2022

Today's guest on the Mitlin Money Mindset™ is Kristen Putnam-Walkerly, President of Putnam Consulting Group. Kristen Putnam-Walkerly is a global philanthropy expert who helps ultra-high net worth donors, foundations, and Fortune 500 companies increase the clarity impact and joy of their charitable giving. She 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 all sought her advice to transform their giving and catapult their impact. 

Kris has helped over a hundred philanthropists strategically allocate over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts. Her clients include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, J.M. Smucker Company, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, and many others. Kris was named one of America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers and is the author of the award-winning book Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders. Listen in for some great takeaways on what philanthropy is, how philanthropists can change the world and the impact that you can make. 

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Kris’ path to being the President of Putnam Consulting Group [3:07]
  • Where does Kris’ passion for philanthropy stem from [5:29]
  • Where to start your philanthropic giving journey [8:29]
  • What drives philanthropy? [13:10]
  • How Kris assists families and foundations through the philanthropic process [15:19]
  • 4 ways philanthropists change the world [18:14]
  • What is transformational giving? [23:05]
  • Mistakes philanthropists make during a crisis [26:23]
  • 2 top practices for being an extraordinary philanthropist [30:31]
  • What is Delusional Altruism? [36:09]
  • What did Kristen do today that put her in the right mindset for success? [38:56]

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