Kara Beer

Kara Beer

Kara Beer was managing editor of Philanthropy Daily from 2009-15. She has worked as a development officer, grant writer, manager, and editor in the nonprofit sector since 1992. She is the former managing editor at ISI Books, and for the journals Modern Age, the Intercollegiate Review, and the Political Science Reviewer. From 1998-2001, she served as development department manager at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

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  • A letter to our readers

    Dear Readers: It is time for a change here at Philanthropy Daily. As your faithful managing editor for the past six years, I am writing to let you know I am leaving PD to re-immerse myself in the philanthropic world. I have enjoyed my time at PD and learned so much. After a youth spent […]

  • Director of Programs, America’s Future Foundation

    Looking for a job where you will build a strong network of freedom-loving contacts and help advance liberty? Interested in an entrepreneurial and flexible environment with a team that wants to see you grow professionally, implement your ideas, and work directly with liberty-minded leaders in DC and throughout the country? Join America’s Future Foundation (AFF), the nation’s […]

  • CA attorney general most predictable in US

    In wake of controversial Planned Parenthood organ-farming videos, AG Kamala Harris announces CA will launch investigation into nonprofit that uncovered story. “California’s attorney general said Friday that she will review an anti-abortion group’s undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood to determine if the activist group has breached nonprofit registration or reporting requirements or other state laws, […]

  • IRS will never learn

    Judicial Watch got hold of emails showing IRS under Obama targeted certain nonprofits— such as pro-business, Republican favorite Chamber of Commerce. “Bombshell new emails reveal that the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used donor lists of nonprofit groups to target donors, and specifically vowed to target the pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce.” — Patrick […]

  • Future Rickenbacker museum

    Columbus, OH seeks to preserve boyhood home of the legendary, the original, World War I “flying ace,” Eddie Rickenbacker. “The city is transferring ownership of a house and garage near Eddie Rickenbacker’s boyhood home to a nonprofit group that still plans on converting the Rickenbacker house into a museum.” — Mark Ferenchik, the Columbus Dispatch

  • Some 46th anniversary!

    Smithsonian stoops to crowdfunding, using Kickstarter to raise $500,000 needed to preserve and exhibit Neil Armstrong’s space suit. “The Smithsonian has launched its first crowdfunding campaign, seeking to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter to preserve and once again exhibit the space suit Neil Armstrong wore while taking humankind’s first steps on the moon, reports CollectSpace, an […]

  • Higher ground

    After decades of controversy, CA’s Mount Soledad veterans’ memorial cross now sits on land belonging to a nonprofit instead of Dept of Defense. “The decades-long battle over the Mount Soledad cross is taking a new turn. The Department of Defense has sold the half-acre parcel atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla to the non-profit that’s […]

  • Particularity

    Small, concentrated, and one by one: How churches might best effect economic development and flourishing, right where they are. “Economic development, for those who might not be familiar with the term, is ‘the sustained, concerted actions of policy makers and communities that promote the standard of living and economic health of a specific area.’ (Wikipedia) […]

  • Hand in hand

    “Justice and redemption go hand in hand”: Marshall Project editor sums up President Obama’s NAACP speech from last week, where he called for criminal justice reform. “Whether or not you agree with President Obama about the need for criminal justice reform, it is undeniable that the speech he delivered in Philadelphia on Tuesday to the […]

  • What happens to a plan derailed?

    Oakland has been pushing for development that puts low-income families closer to BART– but nonprofit frittered away $400K and city may lose $8.5m state grant as a result. “The idea was ambitious: To give hundreds of impoverished families in East Oakland a chance to live in stylish apartments near a BART station, in a part […]

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