Kara Beer

Kara Beer

Kara Beer has worked as a development officer, grant writer, manager, and editor in the nonprofit sector for over fifteen years. She is the former managing editor of Modern Age, and the former development department manager at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.


  • $1 million gift to UC Santa Cruz

    Julie Packard, director of Monterey Bay Aquarium and daughter of David, gave alma mater UC Santa Cruz $1 million in support of sciences.… MORE >>

  • Nonprofit desperately seeking sculpture

    In WA, thieves stole 100 lb. frog sculpture off the street; was to be auctioned off in fundraiser for Bainbridge Island nonprofit.… MORE >>

  • Boom along with bust

    MT nonprofits called meeting to discuss how area oil boom has affected them, positively (more money) and negatively (no time to volunteer).… MORE >>

  • ‘Tis the season

    ‘Tis the season to revisit the question: Should the NFL be a tax-exempt entity?… MORE >>

  • Zombie houses

    NY law means 800 days can pass between home occupancy and foreclosure; land banks are helping prevent “zombie houses” from popping up in the meantime.… MORE >>

  • Of course she does

    No surprise at headline about Silicon Valley native: “Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen argues for bringing a data-driven mindset to philanthropy”.… MORE >>

  • Gates Foundation fights Ebola

    Gates Foundation pledges additional $40m to help fight Ebola in West Africa; focus on medical services but also on developing vaccines and medications.… MORE >>

  • I brake for philanthropy

    This is the sixth August that MN’s Signal Garage has offered free brake service to anyone who brings in donation bag of food or school supplies.… MORE >>

  • Chick-fil-A founder dies

    Chick-Fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died this week, age 93; his WinShape Foundation has given millions in scholarships and support to nonprofits.… MORE >>

  • Cash machine

    This week, Harvard announced largest gift ever, $350m for public health, and some are asking if it’s time to strip the university of nonprofit status.… MORE >>

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