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.


  • “A significant drop”

    0.8 percent: FL governor Rick Scott’s 2013 tax returns were released, and reveal “a significant drop” in charitable contributions over previous years. “According to tax returns he released this week, Gov. Rick Scott and his wife gave 0.8 percent of their $8.2 million income in 2013 to charity, a significant drop over the previous three […]

  • Call for Christmas cards

    Kansas City is greeting-card capital, so it’s no wonder their newspaper has call out to local nonprofits who might like to highlight Christmas card fundraisers this year. “We will feature a list of holiday cards for sale by local nonprofit groups in an upcoming issue of House + Home. If you’d like to have your […]

  • Best of times, worst of times

    AZ family wanted to unplug from technology and plug into community, so they’re on 10,000 mile road trip where they help local charities as they pass through town. “In his 25 years as a financial planner in Phoenix, Gregg Murset noticed two things his successful clients all had in common: They worked hard and they […]

  • Whatever happened to…?

    Were you a fan of the TV show Dallas? Ever wonder what happened to Linda Gray? Well, she’s been busy with philanthropy, in the city of Dallas itself. “More than 400 Dallasites escaped the hustle and bustle of city life Thursday night and headed to a more scenic location to attend ‘Wings Over the Wetland: […]

  • The benefits of a mailing address

    Thanks to Broad Street Ministries, homeless Philadelphians have a way to receive mail — whether from their doctors, their mothers, or the government. “A Center City non-profit is acting as a home base for thousands of men and women who don’t have a permanent home. For two hours a day, five days a week, Broad […]

  • Helping the needy?

    Aren’t there more deserving causes? Columnist incredulous that people volunteer to help “nonprofit” NFL staff the Super Bowl while it pockets millions from event. “Well, long story short, last year I was astonished to discover that guileless fans were actually volunteering their services, for free, gratis, to the Super Bowl — which, of course, makes […]

  • McSweeney’s to become nonprofit

    “Now there are all these things that seem possible”: Author Dave Eggers’ publishing house, famed McSweeney’s, announces it’s becoming a nonprofit. San Francisco publishing house McSweeney’s will become a nonprofit, allowing the acclaimed small press to continue taking on projects that don’t necessarily make money, founder Dave Eggers told The Chronicle…. Founded in 1998 ostensibly […]

  • And SF nonprofit gets $6.4m

    And a little further west, in San Francisco, nonprofit JVS received $6.4m from Obama administration, also to help long-term unemployed secure jobs. “San Francisco-based nonprofit JVS won a $6.4 million grant from the federal government to fund training for the long-term unemployed. JVS expects to serve 800 job seekers with the funding over the next […]

  • $10m grant to OK nonprofit

    OK nonprofit It’s My Community Initiative received $10 million from Obama administration to aid in its mission helping long-term unemployed. “The Obama administration has awarded $10 million to a nonprofit group in Oklahoma City that helps disadvantaged youth and the unemployed. The grant to the group called It’s My Community Initiative was part of nearly […]

  • Lackluster response

    What’s been the public response to charity solicitations for fighting Ebola? Less than robust, say experts, who aren’t sure if confusion or fear is to blame. “While the Ebola outbreak has been spreading faster than the world’s ability to contain it, the public’s willingness to donate funds has lagged behind that for other major disasters, […]

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