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.


  • Premium encourages fans to get involved

    Country music star Eric Church has foundation that helps needy families in TN and NC; making contribution of your own gets you priority concert seating.… MORE >>

  • New week, new ice bucket challenge story

    “My fundamental problem with this icy fad is that it is another erosion of individual expression”: Columnist explains why he’s saying no to challenge.… MORE >>

  • Gov. Brownback joins nonprofit board

    KS governor Sam Brownback was named to board of Jobs for America’s Graduates, national nonprofit focused on matriculation and career guidance.… MORE >>

  • Overwhelmed by strain

    Because of ongoing situation in West Africa, Doctors without Borders says it doesn’t have enough resources to effectively help with new Ebola outbreak in Congo.… MORE >>

  • “Mayor of the world”

    Everyone’s heard of applying business principles to philanthropy, but what about government principles?… MORE >>

  • (Twice what Paul Allen gave)

    Bill and Melinda Gates pledged $1 million to Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility in support of state initiative 594, which proposes background checks.… MORE >>

  • The Goulden Touch

    Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould believes it’s “incredibly important to start teaching people at a young age the importance of giving back”.… MORE >>

  • Gettysburg and philanthropy

    At first glance you might think Battle of Gettysburg and philanthropy have nothing in common, but Tom Watson says that’s where American tradition of charity was truly forged.… MORE >>

  • “Astonishing” compensation

    Group of Harvard alumni protest salary hikes of university’s endowment managers– whose compensation packages have increased 48% in 3 years.… MORE >>

  • Cooper Union: Also dead at 150?

    Donor intent: After 150 years as bastion of free education, NY’s Cooper Union may start charging tuition, depending on court’s interpretation of charter.… MORE >>

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