JEREMY BEER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PRINCIPAL PARTNER

As the Chief Executive Officer at American Philanthropic, Jeremy Beer is responsible for ensuring that the firm successfully partners with each of its nonprofit clients to reach their growth goals. With Jeff Cain, Jeremy co-founded AmPhil in 2009. He is now AmPhil’s principal partner.

Before co-founding AmPhil, Jeremy served as vice president of publications and information systems at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, where he oversaw the organization’s award-winning press. Since co-founding AmPhil, Jeremy has developed significant expertise in organizational leadership and management, strategic planning, and major gifts. He also hosts AmPhil’s Givers, Doers, and Thinkers podcast and frequently speaks on philanthropy and fundraising at universities and professional gatherings.

Jeremy received his B.A. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He has written or edited a number of books, including The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity; The Forgotten Foundations of Fundraising: Practical Advice and Contrarian Wisdom for Nonprofit Leaders; and—just for fun—Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Players. Jeremy lives in Phoenix with his wife, Kara. He is currently at work on a biography of the eighteenth-century Spanish explorer and missionary Francisco Garces.

Featured Work

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Fundraising in uncertain times

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A Relevant Benchmark for Similar Nonprofits

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Traditional charity fosters love. Effective altruism doesn’t.

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The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity

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What is the philanthropic revolution?

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Nudging them homeward