Chautauqua Women's Club
Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Contemporary Issues Forum

Unlocking the Secrets of Effective Giving

Avoiding Delusional Altruism in Philanthropy


Kris Putnam-Walkerly, MSW, Global Philanthropy Advisor, President, Putnam Consulting Group


Join leading global philanthropy expert Kris Putnam-Walkerly for a thought-provoking conversation on delusional altruism in philanthropy. While the most well-intentioned donors may strive for social change, hidden pitfalls in giving can prevent them from achieving real impact. Putnam-Walkerly’s groundbreaking book “Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving” offers practical guidance for avoiding these pitfalls and becoming more effective in philanthropy. With the world facing unprecedented challenges, it’s more important than ever to ensure that our philanthropic efforts are effective and efficient. This conversation will be a wake-up call for philanthropists and charitable organizations of all sizes, revealing misguided beliefs and deceptive thoughts that can derail the most well-meaning donor. Whether you donate hundreds, thousands, or millions of dollars annually, Kris will help you make the most of your giving and create lasting, sustainable change in the world. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from a leading expert and transform your giving today.

Book signing:

Delusional Altruism