Jeremy Beer

Jeremy Beer

Jeremy Beer is Principal Partner at American Philanthropic, LLC, a consulting firm whose mission is to strengthen civil society by improving the effectiveness of charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations. He works closely with dozens of philanthropies and nonprofit clients in such areas as strategic planning, message creation, program analyses and audits, major-donor club creation and implementation, direct mail, grantwriting, and collateral material development. He is also the co-founder of AmP Publishers Group and has served as a literary agent for a select group of clients, including the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn family. Jeremy has published more than forty essays and articles on philanthropy, culture, and politics in various academic and popular journals, including Perspectives on Political Science, First Things, Touchstone, the American Conservative, Front Porch Republic, and the Utne Reader. He was the project director or editor in chief for four editions of a critically acclaimed essay-style college guide, Choosing the Right College, and the coeditor of American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia. He has lectured at Georgetown University, Calvin College, Augustana College, national meetings of the American Political Science Association, and elsewhere.

Philanthropy should be localist

A localist viewpoint can help give shape and purpose to our philanthropic giving.

Philanthropy and rural life: what is being done, and what might be

The decline of rural America is being complacently accepted as a reasonable price to pay for the renewed dynamism of coastal cities. It’s time that philanthropy takes note.


Philanthropy and Rural Life: 5 Ideas for Rural Funders

In light of the deep and growing rural-urban political divide, and the consequent villainization of rural people, a new coalition of donors who are sympathetic to today’s rural communities is desperately needed.

Philanthropy and Rural Life: What is Being Done

At a time when rural America may need it more than ever, foundations have reduced their investment in rural programs and places.


Philanthropy and Rural Life: Diagnosing the Challenges

The decline of rural America is being complacently accepted as a reasonable price to pay for the renewed dynamism of coastal cities. It’s time that philanthropy takes note.

Globalist humanitarians and the new nationalist backlash

Should solidarity for a particular person be superseded by a love of humanity in general?


Satan was the first philanthropist

Never one to indulge in understatement, nineteenth-century Catholic philosopher Orestes Brownson once claimed that Satan’s “favorite guise in modern times is that of philanthropy”…