Jeremy Beer


Jeremy Beer has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2000. Prior to co-founding American Philanthropic, LLC, in 2009, he was vice president of publishing and information systems at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, where he also served as the editor in chief of the institute's award-winning press, ISI Books.

As the principal partner at American Philanthropic, Jeremy works closely with philanthropies and nonprofit clients in such areas as organizational strategy, board development, program analyses and audits, leadership and staff training, and campaigns. He serves as chairman of the board at the American Ideas Institute and is a member of the development committee for the Society for American Baseball Research.

Jeremy is the author of The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity (Penn Press, 2015) and Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player (University of Nebraska Press, 2019). Along with his American Philanthropic co-founder, Jeff Cain, he is also the author of The Forgotten Foundations of Fundraising: Practical Advice and Contrarian Wisdom for Nonprofit Leaders (Wiley, 2019). Jeremy has published more than fifty essays and articles on philanthropy, culture, and society in various academic and popular journals, including the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, National Review, HistPhil, Comment, First ThingsTouchstone, the American ConservativeFront Porch Republic, and the Utne Reader. He has lectured at or for the Institute for Catholic Philanthropy, State Policy Network, the American Political Science Association, the National Catholic Development Conference, Wake Forest University, Georgetown University, Calvin College, Augustana College, and elsewhere.

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