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Lunch & Learn: How to Banish Delusional Altruism and Change the World

May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm EDT

How to Banish Delusional Altruism and Change the World – Part of our free Lunch & Learn Series

We’re online! This session will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email before the event.

A conversation with author Kris Putnam-Walkerly, hosted by Michael Moody & Sharna Goldseker

Philanthropists want to create dramatic impact with their giving. But, too often, they suffer from “delusional altruism.” They cling to deceptive beliefs and misguided practices that prevent them from achieving the impact they seek.

What does this mean for funders who want to change the world? And what is the impact on nonprofits seeking funding, and the advisors and philanthropy-serving organizations trying to help funders increase their effectiveness?

Join hosts Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker for a lively conversation with Kris Putnam-Walkerly, award-winning author of Delusional Altruism, where she will share real-world, practical guidance for avoiding mistakes that hamstring impact — and creating transformational change.


Price: Free!
Deadline to Register: May 19

Photo: Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Kris Putnam-Walkerly is a trusted advisor to the world’s leading philanthropists. For over 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. She’s helped over 100 funders strategically allocate over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts. Kris also works closely with estate planning attorneys, financial and wealth advisors, and family offices to serve wealthy families wishing to deepen their philanthropic commitments. Her firm, Putnam Consulting Group, was named Philanthropy Advisor of the Year – USA by LUXlife Magazine’s 2020 Global Excellence Awards, and she was named one of the Top 50 Philanthropy Bloggers and Influencers in 2020 (Feedspot) and one of America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers for the past three years (Philanthropy Media). She is the award-winning author of the new book, Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving. Learn more about Kris.

Photo: Sharna Goldseker
Sharna Goldseker is the founder and vice president of 21/64, a nonprofit practice serving next gen and multigenerational philanthropic families. She is a leading expert on multigenerational and next generation philanthropy and — as a next gen donor herself — offers a trusted insider’s perspective. Sharna has mastered and developed the industry’s gold-standard tools for transforming how families who give will define their values, collaborate, and govern in the decades ahead. She has been a leading and consistent presence in the philanthropic field for two decades and is known for her quiet gravitas and insight. Sharna is the co-author of the best seller, Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. Learn more about Sharna.

Photo: Michael Moody
Michael Moody, Ph.D., joined the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy in 2010 as the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy, the world’s first endowed chair for family philanthropy. He pursues a comprehensive, international program of applied research, training, and other activities to lift up family philanthropy. Trained as a cultural sociologist, Michael has served as an accessible guide to the rapidly evolving and complex world of philanthropy and social innovation for more than 30 years, helping diverse audiences see the vital role that giving plays in society and in their own lives. Learn more about Dr. Moody.


May 26, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT
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