Jeremy Beer and Jeffrey Cain

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 has published more than forty essays and articles on philanthropy, culture, and politics in various academic and popular journals.

Jeffrey Cain is CEO of CrossFit. Prior to his work at CrossFit, he co-founded American Philanthropic and worked as a leading executive in the nonprofit, educational, philanthropic, and development community. He is the author of Protecting Donor Intent: How to Define and Safeguard Your Philanthropic Principles (Philanthropy Roundtable, 2012), and has written for or been cited by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Philanthropy magazine, the Washington Legal Foundation, and Front Porch Republic. 

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