CLEVELAND, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropists and grantmakers will become more efficient and more effective in their charitable giving when they read Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders, a new book on effective philanthropy written by Kris Putnam-Walkerly, President of Putnam Consulting Group, Inc.
Based on her humorous and insightful blog posts that bring out the triumphs and tragedies of grantmaking, philanthropists will gain provocative ideas that will transform their practices. They also will be better able to identify worthy programs to support when they heed the recommendations of Putnam-Walkerly, who advises and speaks to foundation boards, community associations and professional associations.
"As a grant maker, what do you wish you could do better? What's standing in your way? How do you eliminate the thoughts and practices that hinder your efforts and elevate the ones that enhance your effectiveness?" said Putnam-Walkerly, who was recently named one of America's Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers by Philanthropy Media and The Michael Chatman Giving Show. Other finalists included Bono and leaders of the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
If you've wrestled with a grant making challenge, chances are that she has addressed that issue in her weekly "Confident Giving" e-newsletter. Now, the wisdom and insights from more than a year's worth of weekly posts are collected in this easy-to-read volume.
About the book, Confident Giving:
Confident Giving offers Putnam-Walkerly's unique insights to help grantmakers run their organizations more easily and effectively. Her advice will help high-wealth donors and philanthropic organizations, government organizations, as well as CEOs and senior management at foundations, community foundations and corporate philanthropies.
Using a refreshing combination of common sense and humor, the book helps readers learn how to:
- Create logical, streamlined grant making processes
- Approach grant making with an abundance mentality
- Define your personal journey as a grant maker
- Deal effectively with real-life hurdles grant makers face every day
In this concise and compelling volume, Kris brings inspired wisdom that stands out among the field's thought leaders.
Confident Giving is available in print and Kindle. The book has 155 pages. The price is $14.95. The ISBN is 978-0-692-61891-2.
The book can be ordered at Amazon.com.
Praise for Kris Putnam-Walkerly and "Confident Giving"
"Kris shares the kind of advice that one wishes every consultant would give— insightful, useful and to the point, and always with good humor. She provides clear and inspiring thinking that comes from her experiences and a clear passion for our field."
— Peter Long, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
"I find the wisdom in Kris's newsletter to be inspiring—so much so that I hired her firm to help our foundation tell our own inspiring story. The fresh perspective that Kris brings to philanthropy is always eye-opening and spot-on."
— Allen Smart, Vice President of Programs, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
"Smart, relevant, and reader-friendly, the Putnam weekly newsletters are always a must read for me. What a treat to have them compiled in one place for easy reference! Every philanthropic leader will want to have "Confident Giving" on their professional bookshelf."
— Judy Belk, President and CEO, The California Wellness Foundation
About Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Kris Putnam-Walkerly, MSW, is a global philanthropy advisor and president of Putnam Consulting Group, Inc. For over 16 years, top philanthropies have requested Kris's help to transform their giving and catapult their impact, including designing strategies that achieve results, streamline operations, assess impact, and allocate funds. Her clients include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, and California HealthCare Foundation, among dozens of others. She's helped more than 50 foundations and philanthropists strategically allocate and assess over $300 million in grants and gifts.
A thought leader in transformative philanthropy, Kris is the author of "Confident Giving" and the forthcoming book, "Delusional Altruism," and is a frequent contributor in the publications of leading philanthropy associations including the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Foundation Center, Southeastern Council on Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy, and AsianNGO Magazine. She provides expert commentary about philanthropy in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Washington Examiner, Entepreneur.com, BusinessWeek.com, and others.
Prior to forming Putnam Consulting Group, she was a grant maker at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and an evaluator at the highly esteemed Stanford University School of Medicine.
SOURCE Putnam Consulting Group