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.


  • Things fell apart

    InBloom is $100m project funded by Gates Foundation, intended to “tailor” and measure education, but partners withdrew over student-privacy concerns.… MORE >>

  • Springtime in Detroit

    Now that winter is thawing, a couple of large-scale urban farming projects–headed by nonprofit orgs–are getting underway in Detroit.… MORE >>

  • Home field advantage

    When All Star Game comes to Minneapolis this July, charities will win too: Baseball fans can vote on which MN nonprofit will receive $500K grant.… MORE >>

  • Huntsman 2014 Simon prize winner

    Jon M. Huntsman Sr. has been awarded Philanthropy Roundtable’s 2014 William E.… MORE >>

  • Nonprofit needs scholarship donations

    Nonprofit Coalition for Queens seeks to raise $1 million to support tech scholarship program; Reddit cofounder is raising $20K of it on his own.… MORE >>

  • Not just “some old guy writing checks”

    Obama administration wooing rising generation of philanthropists, hoping to “catalyze” their family wealth and connections to boost public sector.… MORE >>

  • AZ dining mystery

    Is former PayPal VP behind “Tips for Jesus”? For 8 months, someone has been tipping up to $7,000 and documenting his generosity on Instagram.… MORE >>

  • Bloomberg’s new project

    Gun-control answer to the NRA: Michael Bloomberg is seeding awkwardly named $50 million “grass-roots advocacy network on gun violence,” Everytown on Gun Safety.… MORE >>

  • Robust in spite of Czech economy

    Here’s an article on Czech charitable giving: It’s doubled in the last 10 years, majority of givers are lower and middle class, and retirees are generous.… MORE >>

  • Words seldom heard

    Head of a Montreal nonprofit writes that Quebecers should consider being more Anglophone– when it comes to their charitable giving.… MORE >>

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