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?
Kris Putnam-Walkerly, award-winning author of Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving, offers real-world, practical guidance for creating transformational change and avoiding common mistakes that hamstring impact.
Introduction to this Lunch & Learn session by Dr. Huafang Li, Assistant Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University.
• Michael Moody, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
• Sharna Goldseker, 21/64
• Kris Putnam-Walkerly, author & philanthropic advisor
Original recording date: May 26, 2021