Topics We Explored:
- While giving money is a big part of philanthropy, the definition extends to giving our full selves to help our neighbors, communities, and the greater good
- Why the word philanthropy is culturally problematic, and how the words, phrases, or norms we perpetuate can relate to racism or structural inequities
- Two ways you can overcome the barrier of overwhelm
- Why needing to intentionally check in on your projects is so important – to see what’s working and what’s not working – and then to make changes as necessary
- What the future of investing and funding may look like as we move toward a recovery period after the pandemic
“At the end of the day, we should all be about change – about racial justice, social justice, systems change, structural change – so we can address these inequities that are so pervasive.” – Kris Putnam-Walkerly (Tweet this.)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Delusional Altruism by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
- 8 Things Every Philanthropist Can Do
- Can’t Not Do by Paul Shoemaker
- Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey
About Kris Putnam-Walkerly:
Kris Putnam-Walkerly is a trusted advisor to the world’s leading philanthropists. For more than 20 years, wealthy families, ultra-high net worth donors, foundations, Fortune 500 companies, and celebrity activists have sought and benefited from her advice to transform their giving and catapult their impact. As President of the Putnam Consulting Group, a philanthropy advisor, speaker, and award-winning author, she’s helped over 100 philanthropists strategically allocate over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts. Additionally, Kris works closely with estate planning attorneys, financial and wealth advisors, and family offices to serve wealthy families who wish to deepen their philanthropic commitments.
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