Kara Beer

Kara Beer


Kara Beer is managing editor of Philanthropy Daily. She 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.

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  • Clinton resigned, collections dropped

    Canadian nonprofit in partnership with Clinton Foundation showed “sharp drop” in giving after Hillary Clinton resigned as secretary of state. “A review of financial documents for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada) shows the charity’s revenue dropped substantially in 2013, the year Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State. For the first time since it […]

  • Obama’s adopted hometown wins bid

    Obama Foundation to announce Chicago as site of presidential library, which will be built on what is currently South Side park land. “The Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be located in Chicago, two people familiar with the decision confirmed to CNN, with an official announcement coming in May…. The decision, while not surprising, […]

  • 14-year-old nonprofit head has 10 years’ experience

    “I’ve learned so much”: Joshua Williams started FL nonprofit Joshua’s Heart Foundation 10 years ago — at the ripe old age of 4. “Joshua Williams leaned over his half-eaten cheeseburger to explain what it’s like to be a teenager with 10 years of experience running a nonprofit to feed the hungry…. The 14-year-old Miami Beach […]

  • CA nonprofits must disclose donors

    Federal appeals court rules that CA charities have to disclose names of “significant donors”– ie, those who give more than $5000 in calendar year. “California may require charities that raise money in the state to disclose the names of major contributors, a federal appeals court decided Friday. The decision stemmed from a lawsuit by the […]

  • Donor-advised funds to Nepal’s rescue

    Howard Husock discusses how donor-advised funds are “boon to philanthropy”– in recent Nepalese disaster they allowed nonprofits to spring into action. “In the days immediately after Americans learned of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, they began to send millions of dollars in donations to organizations prepared to put disaster-relief boots on the ground in that […]

  • My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

    President Obama will announce new nonprofit offshoot of My Brother’s Keeper, but it is “still unclear how it will differ” from original program. “On Monday President Barack Obama will announce the creation on a new nonprofit organization to support young minority males, Crain’s New York Business reports. It is still unclear how My Brother’s Keeper […]

  • NY AG looks into nonprofit’s beach house

    50-year-old NYC nonprofit comes under AG investigation because president bought $1.1m Hamptons beach house, ostensibly as retreat for choir, then using it for himself. “A New York City nonprofit used a choir as part of a strategy to enrich its president, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said Tuesday. ‘The breakdown in governance at the […]

  • Cardinals sue nonprofit over ticket misuse

    St. Louis Cardinals are suing youth nonprofit after they sold official discounted tickets on StubHub for more than face value, pocketing profits. “The St. Louis Cardinals are suing a nonprofit for fraud, alleging that it scalped thousands of choice game tickets for a profit that were supposed to be used to support youth baseball.” — […]

  • Uniquely Colorado problem

    Pueblo, CO, city council will vote on “retail pot” ordinance; there’s been an influx of homeless seeking marijuana and local nonprofit is requesting funding help. “Selling recreational marijuana could be legal in the city of Pueblo and a nonprofit group is asking for help to accommodate the amount of people coming in for retail pot […]

  • Harper Lee starts nonprofit

    Octogenarian author Harper Lee has set up nonprofit Mockingbird Company in order to ensure play adaptation of her novel continues to be performed in AL hometown. “Harper Lee has rescued a production of her classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird after a dispute threatened to end performances of the play in the author’s hometown. The […]

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