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.


  • Mr. Kurtz c. 2014

    I care more than you do: Trash-dwelling Burmese migrants are the casualties when various nonprofit organizations argue over turf. “When he came to Thailand seven years ago, [Fred] Stockwell’s community-based organization, Eyes to Burma, was the only one serving the roughly 400 migrant squatters settled on the mountain of trash. Decades of strife in Myanmar […]

  • What’s unique about America

    American capitalism is different: It encompasses “creation of wealth” through free enterprise and “reconstitution of wealth” through philanthropy. “Ronnie J. Phillips is an economics professor at Colorado State University and an expert in entrepreneurial economics. His take on economics shows in a recent opinion piece that categorizes philanthropy as ‘the backbone of American capitalism.’ In […]

  • Cheaper gas means more for charity

    Oil prices have made gas cheaper than it has been in long time; reporter encourages fellow Hoosiers to consider this an opportunity to give more to charity. “Many Hoosiers looking to fill up their gas tanks were surprised to see gas below $2 dollars a gallon in some areas. At the Speedway station at 38th […]

  • Nonprofit Quarterly matching campaign

    Want to help support Nonprofit Quarterly? Consider making year-end gift– because the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is matching donations 2 to 1. “The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has long been a supporter of NPQ, even when our prospects seemed a bit thin on the ground. We believe that the alignment between us is in a shared deep […]

  • Holiday surprise

    Anonymous family gave $10,000 to Salvation Army of Northeast Florida’s Red Kettle Campaign; hopes it will inspire others to give to those in need. “The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida received a surprise this week when an anonymous donor contributed $10,000 to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The donor, who asked to be referred […]

  • Turning a profit into philanthropy

    Sisters of Charity partnering with local Quebec City company to build 6500 homes; sales profits will fund charitable works of their religious order. “A project whose motives are rooted in the heart of God. That’s how Sister Monique Gervais describes the plan by Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust to build 6,500 residential units on the […]

  • Apple raised $20m over holidays

    This past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, thanks to new giving-back program, Apple raised over $20 million for Bono-affiliated AIDS nonprofit (RED). “Apple’s past Black Friday deals were never anything major—usually small discounts that covered sales tax and not much else. For last year’s annual shopping holiday, the company moved to free gift cards with […]

  • Nonprofit salvage in Iowa

    Nonprofit Heritage Trust is scouring Burlington, IA, to salvage tin ceilings and other architectural artifacts before historic buildings are razed. “Volunteers are trying to salvage valuable items from historic buildings that are being demolished in downtown Burlington to make way for a business expansion…. In some of the buildings, volunteers of the nonprofit Heritage Trust […]

  • Blame it on the gift shop

    “The Galapagos might lose some of its best researchers, and they’re blaming the gift shop”: It turns out income generated by souvenirs helped defray costs. “For years, the Charles Darwin Research Station on the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, operated a small store to help it get by in lean times — selling […]

  • Consulting Staff, American Philanthropic

    ABOUT AMERICAN PHILANTHROPIC, LLC American Philanthropic is a growing, national philanthropic consulting and services firm with offices in the Brandywine Valley town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Phoenix, Arizona. American Philanthropic works with charitable foundations and nonprofits to strengthen civil society—those nongovernmental, non-market-based associations and organizations which are vital to the health of our democracy. […]

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