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.


  • 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 >>

  • Happy Tax Day!

    Glass half-full (after Uncle Sam took a sip?): Nonprofit leader looks at bright side of April 15, saying our tax deductions “show our generosity”.… MORE >>

  • Major carbon offsets

    If you’re worried about which environmental groups the Waltons support (which has developed overnight for some news outlets), a comprehensive list is here.… MORE >>

  • Obama’s 2013 charitable giving

    Obama’s 2013 tax return shows he paid $98K in taxes, and gave total of $59K to 32 charities, including the Red Cross and a Boston Marathon charity.… MORE >>

  • Bezos boost

    Billionaire Jeff Bezos just gave largest donation yet, $20m to Hutchison Center for further research into immunotherapy, boosting his previous gifts there.… MORE >>

  • Kentucky gives

    Kentucky Gives day was earlier this week; second year of the effort helped 308 nonprofits and raised over $440,000, a 25% increase over last year.… MORE >>

  • Suspicious of Walton motives

    As part of conservation initiative, Walton Family Foundation spent $16.6m on restoring Colorado River, making monkey wrenchers suspicious.… MORE >>

  • Why research is important

    National chain Chili’s wanted to tie corporate philanthropy into autism awareness, but set off a firestorm by pairing with an anti-vaccination group.… MORE >>

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